Sports Listings: Saturday / Rallying: Manx National Rally, Isle of Man

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The Independent Online
The third round of the Mintex National Rally Series moves to the Isle of Man, where the Cop- y-Cat Manx National will be run over closed public roads tomorrow, starting and finishing in Douglas. Being a one-day rally, there is no margin for error and the tarmac surfaces will draw fast times from the 140 crews. Tight corners, narrow lanes, chicanes, a watersplash and airborne antics in the 11th stage will make for good spectating.

How to get there: Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry from Fleetwood or Heysham to Douglas (Tel: 0624-661661). Manx Airlines (081- 745 7321). Spectator points: Start at TT Motorcycle Race Grandstand, Douglas, first car at 8.45am. Stage 1: Barroose is on B12, north of Onchan, 3 1/2 miles from Douglas, 8.45am. Stage 2: Ballaoates is at junction of A22 and B21, three miles from Douglas, 9am. Stage 3: Sartfield, B10, three miles south of Kirk Michael, 9.15am. Stage 5: Ellerslie, Mullinaragher, is off B37, south of Douglas, 10.40am. Stage 6: Brack a Broom is on back road at St John's, near Tynwald Hill. Stage 7: Round Table crossroads, junction of A36 and road to old mines, south of Foxdale, 11.30am. Stage 9: Abbeylands, as stage 2, 1.40pm. Stage 11: Curraghs, Clannagh crossroads on A14 north of Sulby, 2.10pm. Stage 13: Brack a Broom, Ballageeil crossroads, off A3 at Cronk-y-Voddy, 3.45pm. Finish: Douglas, 5.15pm.

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