On 11th June, the first ever EcoRally Scotland event will take place in the Scottish Borders, run by the Scottish Motor Racing Club.
If you would like to take part in this event, please read our information guide below and complete the entry form.
If you have any questions about the event, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
What is it?
EcoRally Scotland will see teams of two (driver and navigator) and their Electric Vehicle, tackle a 100-mile road route around the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, on Sunday 11th June.
Breakfast at Thirlestane Castle, wonderful scenery and a leisurely lunch stop will make for a lovely day out in itself but there will also be a competitive element to this excursion… Think orienteering in EV’s!
On the morning of the event, you will be provided with a map and clues to highlight the route for the day. There will be checkpoints which teams will need to record, within an allotted time, to prove they have completed the right route. The route will also be interspersed with ‘regularity tests’ where teams will need to complete a specified section of road at a prescribed average speed, which will be recorded by marshals on the route.
The objective is to complete the route correctly by recording all the check points, at the right times and by completing the regularity tests as close to the prescribed average speed, as possible. Whilst there is a timed element, this competition is not about speed – precision navigating, problem solving and teamwork is the aim of the game here!
What do I need to take part?
This is an easy event for anyone with access to an electric vehicle to take part in. Our team will be on hand to help you through the event and no past rally / motorsport experience, is required. All you need is:
- Access to any road legal Electric Vehicle
- A road driving licence (driver)
- A team-mate to navigate on the event
- Both driver & navigator will need a Motorsport UK RS Clubman Licence; this is free and easy to obtain via the following link: https://www.motorsportuk.org/competitors/rs-clubman-licence/
- Complete an entry form and entry payment (entries will open soon)
What cars are eligible?
Any road legal electric vehicle can take part. The event is entirely devoted to normal road production vehicles with an electric drivetrain, which have valid registration documents for public road use, without any kind of modification to the car thus allowing competitors to use their vehicles intended for daily use. Hybrid vehicles are not eligible.
How much does it cost?
Entries to the event will cost £135 / team (two people). This fee includes:
- Entry, road book & ‘rally plate’ decal for the event
- Breakfast at Thirlestane Castle
- Two Course Lunch
- Tea, coffee & cake at the finish
- Prize Giving, with trophies for the top 3 teams.
EcoRally Entry Form
ecoRally Scotland. Sunday 11th June 2023, Scottish Borders. This event is held under the General Regulations of Motorsport UK (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA) and these Supplementary Regulations