RALLY Isle of Man will be back this year – after it was cancelled last year.
It will take place from September 20 to 22, covering the classic stages as well as introducing many new elements and variations on the traditional rally.
The event will open with a spectator-orientated stage along Douglas promenades, in which the cars and crews will be pitched in a head-to-head race along the seafront. Friday’s action will culminate with four night stages centred round Castletown.
There has already been more than 70 expressions of interest registered and the organisers expecting the maximum of 90 entrants for the rally itself. Entries have been received from around the British Isles, Europe and Japan already.
The event will be sponsored by e-gaming software company Microgaming.
John Gill, chairman of Rally Isle of Man, said: ‘To have on board a major sponsor like Microgaming will make a great difference to the rally – it shows the high level of support for this event.
‘People really enjoy Rally Isle of Man and travel from as far afield as America to see it first hand.’