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Rally Isle of Man entries open

Entries have opened for this year's Rally Isle of Man - now in its 47th year.

Formerly the Manx International Rally, the 2010 event again features as a round of several high-profile UK championships.

The action takes places over two days - Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July.

There will be a 'shake-down' stage run in the early evening the day before, followed by the official start from the centre of Douglas from 8pm.

The Rally itself will start on Friday over 13 closed public road stages around the Island over a gruelling 11 hours, setting off from the Grandstand at 10.30am.

A further eight stages, completing the rally's 340 mile route, are scheduled for Saturday, with the winners spraying the champagne at around 4pm.

Entries for the International, Historic and Challenge sections of Rally Isle of Man close on Friday 18th June - organisers are urging crews to act now!

Entry forms and regulations are available from the event website, rallyisleofman.co.im or by calling the rally office on 852 440.

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