Olympic gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Amy Williams are taking part in today’s Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Highland Perthshire.
The pair set off from Aberfeldy town square with more than 80 other competitors at 7.30am following a ceremonial start.
The event is round seven of the eight-round national ARR Craib Scottish Rally Championship and today’s stage is dedicated to the late driver Colin McRae.
Olympic cyclist Sir Chris will co-drive the course care alongside McRae’s father, Jimmy.
Former skeleton sledder Amy will partner Formula One presenter Tony Jardine in her third race.
She is hoping to achieve international co-driver status in time for the final round of the World Rally Championship next month.
The 2013 Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally is organised by Coltness Car Club and supported by Perth and Kinross Council.
It sees drivers tackle six stages in the forests around Perthshire, including Sophia Wood and Craigvinean near Dunkeld and Errochty near Loch Tummel.
A long time fan of motor sport, Sir Chris was a friend of Colin McRae, who became Britain’s first outright World Rally Champion in 1995.
The gold medal-winning cyclist attended the Scottish launch of a new book about the late driver held at Breadalbane Community Campus last night.
Produced by photographer Colin McMaster and writer David Evans, the book is titled ‘McRae, just Colin’ and covers his early life and his World Championship forays.