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Another excellent day was had up at the Manby Motorplex. It saw a 2nd win for young Arron Newby in his Impreza, co-driven by Martyn Taylor. After the first stage Newby was 3rd fastest before taking the lead from Andrew Apperley & Joe Lea (Impreza) on stage 2. Apperley then took the lead once more by a single second on the 3rd stage before Newby took the lead on stage 4, one he would not relinquish again. Apperley then dropped back finishing a minute down on Newby and losing 2nd place on the final stage as Craig McIntosh & Mick Quinn (Escort Cosworth) nipped past to take the place by six seconds. Read More »

Our first trip to Manby proved to be an entertaining one and the Opposite Lock Rally has marked itself out as a definite return for 2012. With the weather being fair in the build up to the event the crews got the chance to tackle the extensive grass and loose sections available at Manby. Tony & Emma Hewitt (Evo V) were seeded at number 1 and did not disappoint as they took victory by 21 seconds. The margin would have been considerably larger but they spent most of the afternoon with only 3 brakes working, making for some interesting handling characteristics under braking. Read More »