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Jack takes third-place finish in Junior McRae Challenge 2022


By Alan Hendry

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Jack Ryan and navigator Robin Nicolson after the McRae Rally Challenge event.
Jack Ryan and navigator Robin Nicolson after the McRae Rally Challenge event.

Caithness teenager Jack Ryan finished third overall in the Junior McRae Challenge 2022 at the Knockhill circuit in Fife.

The event was part of last weekend's McRae Rally Challenge, a tribute to rally legend Colin McRae, and included 20 entrants from all over Britain and Ireland.

Jack (16), from Castletown, again had Robin Nicolson as his navigator.

He also finished third in the Junior Ecosse 1000, Scotland's rally championship for those aged 14-17, leaving him at the top of the leader board in the Scottish competition.

Jack said it was a great experience racing on the same circuit as three generations of McRaes as well as Sir Chris Hoy, the Olympic gold-medal-winning cyclist who was making his rallying debut.

There were 10 stages, five on Saturday and five on Sunday.

Jack improved on every stage, going from ninth to third.

His next rally is at Kames in August.

Jack Ryan and navigator Robin Nicolson.
Jack Ryan and navigator Robin Nicolson.

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