HRCR Press Release – Isle of Man Rally Attracts Bumper Entry

Mini Sport Mini Cup

Mini Sport Mini Cup

The Isle of Man Rally runs from Sept 15-17th where the HRCR have 17 crews including 11 Minis out.  Three of our HRCR Mini Crews have made the journey all the way from Japan to take part. We will be crowning the champions on the Saturday night as the championship is still all to play for. The event will make up our two final rounds (rounds 6 and 7) round 6 from Thursday night to Friday lunch time then round 7 Friday evening through to Saturday afternoon.

The event will again cover 163 miles of classic Isle of Man roads over 20 stages for the HRCR crews for the three days of competition.

The HRCR have obtained a TV package for you to see the crew’s exploits on the Isle of Man, to be aired on Motors TV during the evening of the 7th Oct 2016.

Category One

We will see the welcome return of Stephen Hall and Aggie Foster in their TR4 to contest this category. Peter Ellerby and Paul Price will sit together to try to obtain maximum points. The HRCR welcome back Geoff Taylor and Steve Greenhill in the Imp Sport who were last seen out on the first round, the AGBO stages. Isle of Man locals Adrian Kermode / Maurice Beckett will be out to score maximum points keeping their category win alive. Shane Gamble who has scored well in this category before is also entered.

Category two

Clive King / Anton Bird will make the boat ride over ensuring they do everything to try to get as many points as possible to extend their lead over Jim Brindle in the Category. Doug and Mike Harrison will bring their Fulvia over to the island to make good use of the new brake pads they have invested in.

Category Three

Category leader Stuart Anderson will be accompanied by his son Jack in their Vauxhall Chevette HS, whilst Kevin and Lee Jones in the Ferrari 308 Michellotti will try to gain as many points as possible to overtake them for the category win after both rounds have been contested. Making a return to the championship is the Porsche 911 of Tony Robinson, after brake problems curtailed their early season challenge. 

MiniSport Mini Challenge

We have 11 minis competing for the Mini Sport Mini Challenge. We will see regulars Clive King, Peter Ellerby, Martin Melling, Rhodri Owens Roberts, Brian Watson, Peter Horsburgh and of course Islander Adrian Kermode. Also coming over with their Mini’s all the way from Japan for this event are club members, Shinobu and Hiroko Kitani, Yoshinao Tsuchiya and Ritsuro Okano, and Osamu and Asako Sumida.



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