David Bogie is hoping to add the Rally of Scotland to his already-hectic 2011 program, with the British and Scottish Rally Championship leader hoping to tackle the event in a Super 2000 car.
Bogie, who finished fourth on Britain's Intercontinental Rally Challenge round in his own Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, says his only hope of improving on that result will come if he can fund a Super 2000 outing.
"I'm really determined to do the Rally of Scotland this year," said Bogie. "I've done it for the last two years and I have been really disappointed at the turn out for what is my favorite gravel event of the season, so of course, I'm keen to do it.
"The problem I have is that I started this year doing the British and Scottish championships and decided we would carry on with whichever one we were doing best in after two rounds. We're four rounds in to both now and nothing's really changed... [Bogie leads them both].
"I feel I've done all I can on the Rally of Scotland in my car and the best way to improve on fourth from last year would be to hire a car for this year's event, which is going to require extra budget. We'll look at it closer to the time."
Bogie's primary concern is the clash of dates around the October event. He added: "We've got the McRae [Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally] a Scottish Rally Championship round the week before and then the Isle of Man BRC round straight after it. I don't know who picked the dates for this year's calendar, but that's really not helping."
In the meantime, Bogie will focus his efforts on this week's Jim Clark International, the latest BRC round, which starts from Duns on Friday afternoon.
"This is going to be a really exciting event," said Bogie. "I've won the national event [which runs] at the back of the Jim Clark/Reivers Rally for the last two years, but winning the international is not going to be easy. The big unknown is the Skoda Fabia S2000, we just don't know how quick they're going to be."
Robert Barrable and Jonny Greer both drive Skodas on the event and Bogie recently traveled to Ireland to watch Barrable win the Carlow Rally.
"It was amazing how late you could be on the brakes in those things," he said. "Definitely, they could be a big threat. All I can do is my best."
Bogie has won two of the first three BRC rounds and leads Welshman and Pirelli Star Driver Elfyn Evans by eight points going into the fourth of seven BRC rounds.