Britain’s round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge takes place in Scotland this weekend, and it’s stages are set to test all the crews entered onto the event.

Some 200-kilometres of competitive stage distance face the crews, with no less than a third being broadcast on Eurosport, in which they will visit Perthshire and Stirlingshire, after a ceremonial start at Scone Palace.

The ceremonial finish of the event will be held at Stirling Castle will wrap up the event, which sees an entry list of international drivers, as well as a healthy entry from local crews.

“We have just driven over the entire rally route and the special stages are in really good condition. It's going to be a fast and fabulous event for both the fans and competitors”, said Iain Campbell, the Clerk of the Course for Rally of Scotland.

“There were some concerns that we might have to revise the opening stage in the grounds of Scone Castle after an historic 16th century arch was destroyed by a contractor's van, but I'm delighted to say that we've just been given clearance to run the section as originally planned”, added Campbell.