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Mark Higgins and Craig Thorley have taken the lead by 28.3 seconds after just
two stages of this year's Manx International Rally. Jonny Milner and Nicky
Beech are second in their Toyota Corolla WRC, 3.6 seconds ahead of Irish
Tarmac Champions Andrew Nesbitt and James O'Brien in their Cuisine de France
backed Subaru Impreza WRC. David Higgins and Daniel Barritt are in fourth
position and leading Group N while Justin Dale and Andrew Bargery lead the
Super 1600 section in fifth position. Ireland's Eamonn Boland and Francis
Regan complete the top six. Top ten available from:

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RE: From Maine to Manx...........Update!

MANX TAILS NO.6 Jurby-service-Friday 2.30pm
1st (14) Jonny Milner/Nicky Beech (Corolla WRC)
2nd (15) Mark Higgins/Craig Thorley (Corolla WRC)
3rd (16) Andrew Nesbitt/James O'Brien (Impreza WRC)
4th (11) David Higgins/Daniel Barritt (Impreza N)
5th (17) Eamonn Boland/Francis Regan (Impreza WRC)
6th (1) Justin Dale/Andrew Bargery (Peugeot)
7th (20) Alistair Ginley/Rory Kennedy (Lancer N)
8th (21) Trevor Cathers/D.Wilson (Lancer N)
9th (31) Dickie Curran/Gary Lyons (Lancer N)
10th (23) Robert Watson/Sean Crellin (Impreza)

On the Round Table stage Andrew Nesbitt was fastest by 2s from Jonny Milner with Mark Higgins a further 2 back and then over stage 9, The Gate, longest test on this Manx Rally, Milner pulverised the opposition, 30s up on Nesbitt, 32s up on Mark Higgins. Pirelli British Championship leader Milner commented when he reached this Jurby regroup service "We're pushing hard, not trying to be too brave, the car is a bit sideways at times, and I would prefer a little understeer. But I'm being sensible and I know if I have the right Pirelli tyre we will push. It's still early days however in this rally". Andrew Nesbitt reported a bit of a spin in stage 9 but was still fairly surprised at Jonny's time. Mark Higgins stalled the engine at the start of stage 8, and he also had a small spin in stage 9, but Mark seemed very surprised at Jonny's time, which was enough to put the Yorkshireman into the lead of the rally.
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