Rally Isle of Man Background and History
Rally Isle of Man is one of the longest standing events in the International Rally Calendar and to win it brings much prestige and respect. Following Britain's World Championship qualifier – Rally GB, Rally Isle of Man is widely considered to be biggest event in British isles rallying...it certainly has a roll of honour worthy of such an accolade. Consistently attracting a top quality entry, Rally Isle of Man is THE rally on the domestic scene that everyone wants to win.
That's easier said than done however as the "Manx" is notoriously tough on both driver and car. Indeed, the super-fast lanes that criss-cross the Island are regarded as one of the best training grounds for the World Championship and the Island has played host to no fewer than 7 future World Champions!
And the action doesn't stop there. Rally Isle of Man also hosts the biggest and best round of the British Historic Rally Championship. With spectacular sideways driving and an array of both nostalgic and exotic cars on offer, the Historic Rally is massively popular and equally impressive.
"Rally Isle of Man would make a fantastic World Championship round, the Manx Stages would soon sort the men from the boys!" Colin McRae, Rally Legend.
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