Rally Isle of Man

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Rally Isle of Man
Region Isle of Man Isle of Man
Date 20 – 22 September (2012)
Type Stage Rally/Asphalt
Clerk of the Course Les Postlethwaite (International)
Event Organiser Rally Isle of Man Ltd
Principal Sponsor Isle of Man Department of Economic Development
History
First Event 1963 Manx Trophy Rally
Number of events 48 (2012)
First winner United Kingdom Reg McBride/Don Barrow (1963)
Most wins Isle of Man Mark Higgins 5 (1989–2009)


Rally Isle of Man (previously the Manx International Rally and formerly the Manx Trophy Rally) is a rally competition held in the Isle of Man. It was first held in 1963, and later became a well-known event in the British Open Rally Championship and the European Rally Championship (until 1996). In 2002, it became part of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship in addition to the British Rally Championship.[1] The most successful drivers in the history of the rally include the five-time winner Mark Higgins and the four-time winners Tony Pond and Russell Brookes.

Stage locations[edit]

Rally Isle of Man is run on public roads closed for racing by the provisions of an Act of Tynwald (the parliament of the Isle of Man). The event is characterised by special timed stages that use narrow farm-lanes with high grass banks, stages over open moorland and Monaco style around-the-houses stages in Ramsey or Castletown in the Isle of Man. The longest timed special stage is the 21.46 mile Milerisk stage and the shortest include the 1.46 mile Balley Cashtal stage in Castletown and the 0.90 mile Villa Marina super-special stage in Douglas.[2]

Special stage records[edit]

Records and stage times for competition sections for the Manx International Rally and Rally Isle of Man.[3]

Name Stage Year Driver Type Length Time Avg. spd.
Balley Cashtal Castletown 2006 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Ford Focus RS WRC 05 1.26 miles 1' 17.00 58.90 mph
Classic Ballaugh Glen – Druidale – Brandywell Cottage – Injebreck – Baldwin Valley – TT Grandstand 2008 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC S12 13.27 miles 11' 30.5 71.16 mph
Cringle Ballabeg – Round Table – Glen Rushen Mines – St. Johns 2004 Isle of Man Mark Higgins Škoda Octavia WRC 13.66 miles 11' 06.2 74.73 mph
Glascoe Dog Mills – Andreas – Jurby East – Sandygate – St. Judes 2009 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 12.47 miles 10' 08.8 73.74 mph
Glen Roy Begoade Road – Conrhenny – 5½ Mile Corner – Social Cottage – Baldhoon 2007 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Ford Focus RS WRC 05 4.66 miles 4' 10.7 66.91 mph
Kella West Kella – The Curraghs – Ballaugh Cronk – Orrisdale 2007 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Ford Focus RS WRC 05 11.21 miles 9' 23.1 71.66 mph
Marine Douglas Head – Port Soderick – Crogga – Santon 2008 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC S12 3.30 miles 4' 23.8 66.09 mph
Maughold Hibernian – Ballajora – Slieau Lewaigue 1991 France François Chatriot Subaru Legacy RS 3.30 miles 2' 50.0 66.33 mph
Newtown (Milerisk) Santon – The Braaid – Foxdale – Loobs Road – St. Marks – The Gate 2006 Finland Tapio Laukkanen Renault Mégane Maxi 21.38 miles 17' 20.00 74.28 mph
Ravensdale Druidale – Brandywell Cottage – Sartfield Hairpin – Little London 1989 Scotland Jimmy McRae Ford Escort RS Cosworth 7.14 miles 6' 08.0 68.08 mph
Staarvey Stockfield – Lynague – Ballagyr – East Lhergydhoo – Staarvey Road – Ballakaighen 2009 Isle of Man Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STI 7.22 miles 6' 12.0 68.97 mph
Tholt-e-Will Sulby Claddaghs – Sulby Glen – Tholt-e-Will Glen 1999 United Kingdom Martin Rowe Renault Mégane Maxi 4.14 miles 3' 36.3 68.97 mph
Villa Marina
(Super-Special)
Harris Promenade - Broadway - Villa Marina - Gaiety Chicane - Loch Promenade - Senna Road Hairpin - Greensills Corner - Sefton Chicane - Villa Marina - Broadway 2012 United Kingdom Paul Bird Ford Focus RS WRC 07 0.90 miles 1' 16.6 42.30 mph
West Baldwin Little London – Brandywell Cottage – Injebreck – Ballaoates – Abbeylands – Cronk-ny-Mona 1992 Scotland Colin McRae Subaru Legacy RS 11.65 miles 9' 21.0 74.82 mph

Winners[edit]

Tony Pond at the 1979 rally.
Season Driver Co-driver Car
1963 United Kingdom Reg McBride United Kingdom Don Barrow Allardette
1964 United Kingdom Dave Friswell United Kingdom Keith Binns Mini Cooper S
1965 United Kingdom Tony Fall United Kingdom Dave Fawcett Mini Cooper S
1966 United Kingdom Dennis Easthorpe United Kingdom Dennis Craine Ford Cortina GT
1967 United Kingdom Norman Harvey United Kingdom Terry Vaux Mini Cooper S
1968 United Kingdom John Huyton United Kingdom Bob Corrin Ford Cortina GT
1969 United Kingdom Colin Malkin United Kingdom John Davenport Hillman Imp
1970 United Kingdom Chris Slater United Kingdom John Davenport Ford Escort TC
1971 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Henry Liddon Ford Escort RS1600
1972 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1600
1973 Republic of Ireland Adrian Boyd United Kingdom John Davenport Ford Escort RS1600
1974 United Kingdom Cahal Curley United Kingdom Austin Frazer Porsche
1975 United Kingdom Roger Clark United Kingdom Jim Porter Ford Escort RS1800
1976 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Peter Bryant Ford Escort RS1800
1977 Finland Pentti Airikkala Finland Risto Virtanen Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1978 United Kingdom Tony Pond United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Triumph TR7 V8
1979 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Paul White Ford Escort RS1800
1980 United Kingdom Tony Pond United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Triumph TR7 V8
1981 United Kingdom Tony Pond United Kingdom Mike Nicholson Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1982 Scotland Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1983 Finland Henri Toivonen United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Opel Manta 400
1984 Scotland Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Mike Nicholson Opel Manta 400
1985 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Mike Broad Opel Manta 400
1986 United Kingdom Tony Pond United Kingdom Rob Arthur MG Metro 6R4
1987 Scotland Jimmy McRae United Kingdom Ian Grindrod Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1988 Belgium Patrick Snijers Belgium Dany Colebunders BMW M3
1989 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Neil Wilson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1990 United Kingdom Russell Brookes United Kingdom Neil Wilson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1991 Scotland Colin McRae Scotland Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1992 Scotland Colin McRae Scotland Derek Ringer Subaru Legacy RS
1993 United Kingdom Richard Burns United Kingdom Robert Reid Subaru Legacy RS
1994 United Kingdom Malcolm Wilson United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1995 Republic of Ireland Frank Meagher United Kingdom Michael Maher Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1996 Germany Armin Schwarz France Denis Giraudet Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
1997 United Kingdom Martin Rowe United Kingdom Nicky Beech Renault Mégane Maxi
1998 United Kingdom Martin Rowe Scotland Derek Ringer Renault Mégane Maxi
1999 United Kingdom Martin Rowe Scotland Derek Ringer Renault Mégane Maxi
2000 Isle of Man Mark Higgins United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Vauxhall Astra Kit Car
2001 Cancelled due to the United Kingdom foot-and-mouth crisis.
2002 Isle of Man Mark Higgins United Kingdom Craig Thorley Toyota Corolla WRC
2003 United Kingdom Jonny Milner United Kingdom Nicky Beech Toyota Corolla WRC
2004 United Kingdom Jonny Milner United Kingdom Nicky Beech Subaru Impreza WRC
2005 Isle of Man Mark Higgins United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Ford Focus RS WRC 02
2006 Republic of Ireland Eugene Donnelly Republic of Ireland Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2007 Republic of Ireland Eugene Donnelly Republic of Ireland Paul Kiely Subaru Impreza WRC
2008 Isle of Man Mark Higgins Republic of Ireland Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2009 Isle of Man Mark Higgins United Kingdom Bryan Thomas Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2010 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Republic of Ireland Barry McNulty Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2011 Cancelled.
2012 Isle of Man Steven Quine Isle of Man Richard Skinner Mitsubisihi Lancer Evo 6
2013 United Kingdom Arron Newby Isle of Man Rob Fagg Subaru Impreza N11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manx International Rally – Roll of Honour". RallyBase. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Rally Isle of Man Programme 2008 p7 Rally Isle of Man Ltd (2008)
  3. ^ 2009 Media Guide p48 Rally Of Man 2009

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