The McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages is one of the North East of Scotlands premier motorsport events. The stage rally, organised by The 63 Car Club (Elgin) Ltd, covers 45 miles in some of the areas famous forests. This years event will be held on Saturday the 18th of April 2020

The event is the second round of the 2020 KNC Groundworks Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship.

Cover images thanks to Alan Scott Photography and Ewan Mackenzie Photography


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Billy Miller Contractors
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2019 McDonald & Munro

 Speyside Stages



🛎 Announcement 🛎

Unfortunately due to the current COVID19 pandemic the 2021 McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages has been regrettably cancelled.

The full statement is shown below.

We will, of course, be back in 2022 in full force.

Keep safe and hopefully we’ll get back rallying soon.

The 63 Car Club (Elgin)

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Schaeffer's Speyside Success 🏆

Jonathan Schaeffer has been crowned as the first Speyside e-Stages Rally champion having taken victory in the weekend's virtual rally event.

Using the ever popular DiRT 2.0 Rally game, gamers competed on nine online stages over Friday and Saturday with the Citroen C4 WRC driver Schaeffer being announced as the winner by an impressive 2 minutes and 10.8 seconds. Peter Gordon (P.GORDON) finished second overall using a Ford Fiesta R5, 15.1 seconds in front of the Citroen C4 WRC of Craig Currie (CRAIGCUR).

First 'Speyside' local was Elgin's Michael Paton (PATON_87) who finished fourth overall - narrowly missing out on the podium by 8.7 seconds in his R5 spec Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Fifth overall Darryn McTavish (WEEDARR) edged out a narrow 1.2 second Class 3 victory from Dominic Campbell (DOMICAM516) with e-British Rally Champion Alan Scott 9.4 seconds behind the Ford Fiesta R2 duo using a Class 2 Ford Escort MK2.

Victory in Class 1 went to the VW Golf GTI of Rajesh Kankavlikar who won the class by over a minute. Kankavlikar finished the overall event in 10th overall.

Speyside Stages Rally regular Tom Hynd (HISTORIC205GTI) switched a real-life Peugeot 205 GTI for a virtual one this weekend and finished 19th overall and 3rd in Class 1.

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Schaeffer leads the way 💻

As gamers take on the seven online gravel stages today, Leg One results show that the Citroen C4 WRC of Jonathan Schaeffer leads the way in the Speyside e-Stages Rally.

It's a Citroen C4 WRC 1-2-3 after yesterday's two quick virtual tarmac stages with Jonathan Schaeffer holding a narrow 4.8 second lead over 2nd place Gary Phillips (GAZZAP6920).

Elgin's Michael Paton (PATON_87) holds fourth overall overnight and leads Class 5 in the Volkswagen Polo R5, while British Rally e-Champion Alan Scott (ALAN6R4) sits an impressive 6th overall in a Ford Escort MK2.

Class Three is lead by Edinvillie's Darryn McTavish (WEEDARR) in a Ford Fiesta R2 while Christian Münstermann (VEIVSTER) holds a slim lead in Class One ahead of Tom Hynd (HISTORIC205GTI).

Don't forget to share your videos, screenshots and set up photos in the comments below ⤵️!

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2020 McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages