A chance to win a World Rally Championship £79.99 box set

WRC box set up for grabs

WRC box set up for grabs

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Isle of Man Examiner, in conjunction with Duke Video, is offering readers a fantastic opportunity to win a compilation box set of DVDs from the World Rally Championship, covering the years 2000 to 2009.

The recommended price for the box set is £79.99, but Duke Marketing is currently running an offer to purchase one at £69.99 until January 31, 2016.

The first runner-up will receive a copy of the 2015 WRC review.

Rallying is part of the national make-up of the Isle of Man. It is almost impossible to imagine island life without the familiar adrenaline-rush of the Castletown stage of Rally Isle of Man.

So it is no surprise that local motorsport video specialists Duke Video have always featured rallying prominently in their line-up of annual reviews.

The latest addition to their catalogue is actually a step back in time. This big box set features 10 official WRC reviews covering the first decade of this century. Local fans will be pleased to see Colin McRae and Richard Burns, former Rally Isle of Man stars, to the fore - especially in that memorable final round at Wales Rally GB in 2001.

There is plenty to keep devotees of rallying gripped, legends like Gronholm, Sainz, Solberg and Makinen putting their (now classic) cars through hell in search of vital seconds. There’s all the usual excitement and drama that you’d expect from Monte Carlo, Tour de Corse, Rally Argentina and more, and it just keeps coming - for 27 hours in total.

Of course, no review of rallying in the 21st century rallying would be complete without ample mention of Sebastien Loeb and, love him or loathe him, it is impossible to deny the skill and commitment the Frenchman brought to his sport, or the huge levels of achievement.

With Sebastian Ogier now dominating in similar fashion, it is interesting to look back at these reviews and assess Loeb’s legacy with the benefit of hindsight.

To stand a chance of winning a free 2000-2009 WRC box set edition answer this question: How many World Rally Championships did Richard Burns and Colin McRae win between them?

Answers to: Sports Desk, Isle of Man Newspapers, European House, Peel Road, Douglas (email: sportsdesk@newsiom.co.im) to arrive no later than Wednesday, December 30.

l The 2000-2009 WRC box set and the 2015 WRC review editions are in stock now. Locals can phone 640000 and arrange to collect it before December 24. www.dukevideo.com/WRC/

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