Rest and Be Thankful is one of the most famous Scottish rally stages of yore. Back in the day it was a staple of the Scottish Rally, but recently has been pressed into more mundane action as an emergency relief road should the main road to Campbeltown above it be blocked by a landslide. It is a sinuous piece of tarmac that bumps and winds its way up through a valley, rocky slopes either side stretching up to the sky.
On Saturday, however, the crackle of anti-lag bounced off the hills as rally cars returned to the Rest in anger. The road was commandeered for a limited test, many crews preparing themselves for the upcoming Jim Clark Rally weekend and others just taking advantage of a rare opportunity to play on a terrific bit of road.
I was over at the test with…
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