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Manx14 (29)The Isle of Man is the place to rally in the British Isles, end of story. Another epic event and full of drama too as on the first stage of the 4th loop of stages, Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC) saw an almost certain victory go with an uncharacteristic error from Bird. They had been coming under pressure and felt a push on the 12th of 14 stages would be enough to see them seal victory, instead Jason Prtichard & Phil Clarke (Focus WRC) took up the mantle and held on through the final two tests to win by just over 40 seconds. Arguably the drive of the event came from Ollie Mellors & Ian Windress as they took 2nd place in their Proton Millington Satria Neo with a faultless drive. Completing the podium were Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Impreza WRC) after a close battle with Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson saw the Focus WRC pair retire on the penultimate stage.

There were great drives throughout the field as Arron Newby & Rob Fagg (Impreza) were top Manx Championship finishers in 5th overall. Daniel McKenna & Arthur Kierans (Escort MkII) took the top 2WD award with a superb 6th overall. Timmy & Cliona Collins (Evo IX) won the National B version of the rally whilst the Challenge rally was won convincingly by Dave & Rachael Corris (Escort WRC).

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