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ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship

Round 3: McCombie Builders Granite City Rally, 26 April

Euan Thorburn increased his championship lead with his second win of the season on Saturday's third round in Aberdeen.

The Duns-based competitor, driving a Ford Focus WRC, completed the four Kincardineshire forest stages more than half a minute clear of runner-up Jock Armstrong. Third-placed Mike Faulkner was a further minute back.

Defending champion David Bogie, a three-time Granite winner, was forced to retire his Ford Focus after the first stage with engine problems.

1 Euan Thorburn / Paul Beaton (Ford Focus WRC) 44mins 02secs
2 Jock Armstrong / Paula Swinscoe (Subaru Impreza) 44m39s
3 Mike Faulkner / Peter Foy (Mitsubishi EVO) 45m44s

Provisional championship standings
1 Euan Thorburn – 88 points
2 Quintin Milne – 80
3 Barry Groundwater – 72

2014 Calendar
February 22: Arnold Clark Thistle Snowman Rally (Inverness, Highlands)
March 22: Brick & Steel Construction Border Counties Rally (Jedburgh, Scottish Borders)
April 26: The Coltel Granite City Rally (Aberdeen, Grampian)
June 1: Jim Clark Reivers Rally (Duns, Scottish Borders)
June 28: RSAC Scottish Rally (Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway)
August 2: Speyside Stages (Elgin, Moray)
September 6: Merrick Stages (Wigtown, Newton Stewart, South West Scotland)
October 4: Colin McRae Forest Stages (Perth, Perth & Kinross)