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Following the inuagural event last summer, the Scottish Motor Racing Club will again be organising EcoRally Scotland, which this year takes place over two-days (Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd August 2024) and is running as a Candidate Event for the Bridgestone FIA EcoRally Cup.

Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route for this second edition totals approximately 420 miles (670 kms) and takes in much of the famously scenic ‘North Coast 500’.

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


What is it?

EcoRally Scotland will see teams of two (driver and navigator) and their Electric Vehicle, tackle a 420-mile road route around the beautiful Scottish North Highland countryside, on Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August.  As well as breathtaking scenary and some of the worlds best driving roads, there will also be a competitive element to this excursion… Think orienteering in EV’s!

On each 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 a GPS App installed on your mobile device.

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!


The Route

Day 1 – Thursday 22nd August;  Following Registration & Breakfast at Fairways in Inverness, crews will head North West towards Ullapool and on to the picturesque fishing village of Lochinver, where lunch will be provided and EV charging facilities are available.  The afternoon follows the North Coast via Scourie, Durness and Tongue before an overnight halt in Thurso.  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast will be provided at the Premier Inn in Thurso based on two-people sharing a Double or Twin room.  EV Charging facilities are available close to the hotel.

Day 2 – Friday 23rd August;  Crews will head South via Helmsdale, with a lunch break in Golspie (charging facilities available) before returning to Inverness for a buffet dinner and presentation of awards.


What do I need to take part?

This is an easy event for anyone with access to an electric or hybrid 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 (BEV) or Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
  • A road driving licence (driver)
  • A team-mate to navigate on the event
  • Both driver & navigator will need a Motorsport UK RS Clubman Licence (or equivalent from another ASN); this is free and easy to obtain via the following link:
  • Complete the entry form below with secure online payment


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 or hybrid 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. Ethanol or Methane powered vehicles (E85/CNG/CBG) are also eligible.


How much does it cost?

Entries to the event will cost £495 / team (two people). This fee includes:

  • Entry, road book & ‘rally plate’ decals for the event
  • Third-Party liability Insurance cover extension
  • Use of ‘RallyApp Live’ & ‘Sporttraxx’ mobile GPS tracking and timing system
  • Breakfast at Fairways in Inverness
  • Lunch in Lochinver
  • Two-Course Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Premier Inn in Thurso (based on two people sharing a Double/Twin room)
  • Lunch in Golspie
  • Buffet dinner at the finish
  • Prize giving, with trophies for the top 3 teams
  • On event support & marshalling

EV charging fees are not included but public charging facilities are available along the route with time allowed in Lochinver, Thurso and Golspie for recharging.  Public charging facilities are also available in Inverness to enable crews to top-up prior to starting and after completing the event.


EcoRally Entry Form

ecoRally Scotland. Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd August 2024, Scottish Highlands. This event is held under the National Competition Rules (NCR) of Motorsport UK (the 'ASN') (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and all Official Documents the Organiser may issue for the Event.

  • Driver Information

  • Navigators Information

  • Car Information

  • Hotel & Dietary Requirements

  • Emergency Contact Information

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