A selective Scottish and UK national programme is being mulled over, but it is likely that he will not register for either championship. It turned over m last year, employs staff, and holds eight different franchises from Mitsubishi to Mercedes and Seat to Subaru. While Lyall was less than contrite about his success, he did admit that the double championship win was not as enjoyable as it could and should have been. Equipped with a , Subaru Impreza, Lyall had the finance and commercial backing to get on with the job of driving, while specialists prepared and ran the sophisticated horsepower machine. If it was optional I would not hang around for prizegivings.
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Next year Lyall hopes to move on to the world stage, with no delusions about emulating Colin McRae, rallying strictly for fun on the Portuguese, Finnish and Australian world series rallies, with the existing or a new Subaru.
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Send your stories and photos now. Lyall did not question that the dynamics and power of the four-wheel-drive, turbocharged Subaru has helped him reach a previously unattained driving skill level.
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During the past decade Lyall, now 42, has built the Anderson Car Group into one of Scotland’s top-six car-retailing organisations. I am fairly introverted when it comes to crowds, but among friends it is a different matter,” explained Lyall.
Lyall harked back to the seven pre years of relatively low-profile rallying, funded mainly from his own resources. Lyaol turned over m last year, employs staff, and holds eight different franchises from Mitsubishi to Mercedes and Seat to Subaru. I do not care about credibility.
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With disarming candour he admitted that being sociable within smaller groups led to a pre-Scottish series liquid lunch late last year and a badly received performance on stage later that day, adding to the Lyall legend and ruffling an aviary full of feathers.
If someone ruffles my feathers I will react in the strongest possible terms. He admitted to being late for the equivalent ceremony at the Weldex Rally in Arrochar, Argyll, out of ignorance rather than neglect as he claimed he did not know there was an awards hand-over.
If it was optional I would not hang around for prizegivings. What I spend is really up to me. Unrepentant about his approach to the sport, Lyall none the less grasped some of the reasons for hostility within the rallying community.
'Dour' Lyall pays no heed to his critics
The whole thing started for me as a distraction, getting away from business. You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly. Recently out of hospital after surgery on a leg damaged by a combination of rallying and motorcycling accidents, Lyall is aware of the lurking physical hazards.
I am better organised. While Lyall was less than contrite about his success, he did admit that the double championship win was not as enjoyable as it could and should have been. I would take a wager on the top 10 entrants investing more than me. England draw first blood with victory in opening Ashes Test.
Not one to call a spade an earth-moving implement, Lyall responded: We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments.
Matthew Cross gunning for top qualifying spot as Scotland beat Kenya. I did not expect to do so well, but as we progressed the potential just grew and grew. Dour, abrasive, and extremely demanding are some of the more endearing terms used by rivals, officials and team managers alike for the Aberdeen car dealer who won an unprecedented eight rallies out of eight in the Scottish series, and appears not to worry about winning friends or influencing people.
The increasing tabloid motorsport press worked hard to make a sensation about Lyall’s lack of fondness for prize-giving ceremonies and his alleged penchant for heading into the far blue yonder in his Hughes helicopter after winning events.
One telling comment summed up the Lyall attitude when he said: This year I will be more hands on with the company. Read the new rules here.