Beatson’s confirmed as main Jim Clark rally sponsors
The organisers of the Jim Clark Rally are delighted to announce that Beatson's Building Supplies will be their headline sponsor for this year's event which will take place over the weekend of May 29-31, 2020.
Scotland's top independent building supplies company, Beatson's, who are based in five centres around the country, are as well known in motor sport as they are in the building trade.
The company already sponsors the annual Beatson's Building Supplies Mull Rally in October each year and they sponsor the Spectator's Bridge at Knockhill Racing Circuit.
Former motor racing driver, and currently enjoying a successful switch to rallying, Managing Director John Marshal said: "My son Ross, who is also a director in the family business, and I both enjoy motor sport and this involvement is all about putting something back into the sport from which we derive so much enjoyment."
"Having our name associated with two of Scotland's best rallies helps the business as well," he continued, "the Mull Rally is pretty unique because of its Inner Hebridean location.
“The Jim Clark Rally is pretty unique too, but is more easily accessible for rally fans as it takes place on the Scottish mainland. Jim Clark was also one of my boyhood heroes when I was growing up and it's just a pleasure to be able to support two of Scotland's best loved motor sporting events."
Rally Chairman Dan Wright said: "We are delighted to welcome Beatson's Building Supplies on board as the Jim Clark Rally's headline sponsor. This will provide a great boost to the whole team who have been working hard to make this year's event even better."
Deputy Clerk of the Course Colin Smith added: "Plans are already well advanced for this year's event at the end of May so the news from Beatson's Building Supplies is a big encouragement for the whole team behind the scenes.
“This year we are planning 13 Special Stages using 7 separate stretches of public road. This will include one brand new section that hasn't been used before! The Regulations are being finalised now and Entries will open at the beginning of April."