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Rally Isle Of Man: Results

Here we have the very latest from the Rally Isle of Man and the Old Stager Championship.

For the latest results, keep track of your favourite crews: http://results.djames.org.uk/results/?m=104

Old Stager & Mini Sport Mini Cup

Saturday

Ray Cunningham/Jared Gill ran out winners of Round 6 of the HRCR Mintex old STAGER Championship and Mini Sport Mini Cup.

Despite damaging the cooling fan on a heavy landing they led home Colin McDowell/Michael Spence by less than a minute who also had a last minute scare when the rear sub-frame of their mini came loose and had to use a ratchet strap to keep it in place.

Peter Horsburgh overcame some problems with their starter motor to bring their Mini home third.

Best of the three Japanese crews were Yoshinao Tsuchiya/Ritsuro Okano in 5th place.

First non-mini was Goeff Taylor/Steve Greenhill who bought their Imp home in 6th place despite losing 2nd gear early on Saturday morning.

Pete Ellerby/Ben Anderson hit a rock on stage 18 loosing over 25 minutes and any chance of a good haul of Mini Cup points.

The championship now goes down to the wire on the last round the Cheviot Stages Rally over the famous Otterburn Military Ranges on the 22nd October.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Mintex, Mini Sport, Millers Oils and Yokohama tyres.

Friday

Round 5. After heavy overnight rain the sun finally came out on the Isle of Man which dried out many of the stages but the odd damp patches were still catching out some of the crews.
Ray Cunningham stayed ahead of the field all day despite briefly stopping to loan a fire extinguisher to another competitor to take a resounding win and maximum points in both the Mintex old STAGER Championship and Mini Sport Mini Cup.
They were over 7 minutes ahead of fellow Irish driver Colin McDowell who was hampered throughout the day catching other competitors.
Peter Horsbugh survived starter motor problems to take the last place on the podium just 12 seconds behind McDowell.
Fourth was Peter Ellerby 12 second back on Horsbugh.
The Japanese crews had a steady day with Shinobu Kitani leading the trio and finishing 7th Overall.
Late on Osamu Sumida damaged the front of his Mini and had to be towed back to service where the car was repaired in time to get back out on round 6 of the championship.
Round 6 began this evening with the traditional blast around the streets of Castletown.

Thursday

Drama at the very start of stage one with championship leader Clive king retiring with a damaged differential.

Many crews found stage 2 very slippery with Colin McDowell losing 4 minutes in a ditch.

Ray Cunningham has opened up an early lead having posted fastest times on both the opening stages.

The mixed weather conditions have certainly been a challenge as they now head out to the Villa Marina stage and then 2 more in the dark.

Peter Horsburgh was holding second place whilst Peter Ellerby were third having lost time due to a misted up windscreen.

Leading the Mini open class is Ian Clare having survived a big moment on stage 2.

Stage Fastest Selected Competitors
No Name Distance
(miles)
No Driver Time Speed
(mph)
Secs/
mile
104
Dowell 
105
King 
107
Horsburgh 
120
Ellerby 
125
Kitani 
124
Davis 
Time Secs/
mile
Time Secs/
mile
Time Secs/
mile
Time Secs/
mile
Time Secs/
mile
Time Secs/
mile
1 Marine Drive 5.07 104 Dowell 5:32.4 54.91 65.56 ** ** 7:21.4 87.06 0:33.5 6.61 0:34.2 6.75 0:43.6 8.60 0:58.0 11.44
2 Clanna Road 9.60 107 Horsburgh 12:01.7 47.89 75.18 2:22.4 14.83 7:00.0 43.75 ** ** 0:53.4 5.56 1:13.1 7.61 1:54.3 11.91
3 Villa Marina 0.90 104 Dowell 1:19.1 40.96 87.89 ** ** 7:07.4 474.89 0:13.4 14.89 0:12.3 13.67 0:16.3 18.11 0:15.6 17.33
4 King Edward Bay 2.06 104 Dowell 0:55.4 133.86 26.89 ** ** N/A 2:20.1 68.01 2:14.6 65.34 N/A N/A