We return to the jewel that lies in the Irish Sea off the coasts of Lancashire, Galloway, Northern Ireland and North Wales for the fourth running of “The Three Legs of Mann”. With over six hundred miles of roads shoe horned into a 33 miles long by 13 miles wide island, 40% of which is uninhabited, it is the perfect place for rallying.
The mecca for motor sport gave the inaugural event, in 2010, a warm welcome and we enjoyed the assistance of the Manx Government and the enthusiastic support and co-operation of the Manx motor clubs. This combination enabled us to run a competitive action packed road event and style of the 2017 event will be similar and hopefully equally popular.
The rally will retain the successful two days, three leg format with no nonsense navigation to provide a challenge to the driver and the navigator whilst ensuring maximum enjoyment for both. To allow time to relax with your fellow competitors much of the route information will be issued in advance, mostly in the form of good quality coloured photocopies that you should not need to transfer on to your own map. Additional information will be handed out one hour before the start of each leg but again the presentation will be in a straight-forward way.
Supplemented by some excellent private venues we think there will be something for everyone amongst the 20 plus great tests and around 15 regularity sections. There will also be a night based Time Control section that will be fun yet actioned packed for both members of the crew.
The Rally HQ this time will be in Douglas, the ferry port is a short drive away and for those who are flying in the airport at Ronaldsway is only about 10 miles away.
Clerk of the Course George Mullins will be assisted by Guy Woodcock as route designers, George has been a chief marshal on the previous Three Legs of Mann events and will be known to many of you for his work on the Poppy Regularity Rally. Guy is well-known to most people and has extensive knowledge of ‘The Island’ as deputy Clerk of Course on the Manx National Rally in years past.
Administrative duties will as usual be handled by the HERO team ensuring the event will run to the highest standards possible.
|2||Category 1 – Cars of a type first produced before 31/12/61|
|3||Class A – Up to 2001cc|
|4||11||Noel Kelly (IMN) / Peter Blackett (GBR)||Volvo 122S||1800||1966|
|5||14||David Morgan (IMN) / Richard Crozier (Sco)||Volvo 123GT||1780||1968|
|6||21||Shaun Arnold (Eng) / Richard Lambley (Eng)||Volvo Amazon||1800||1962|
|7||41||Gareth Hockridge (Wal) / Shon Gosling (Eng)||Volvo 121S||1800||1966|
|8||52||Klaus Mohr (DEU) / Hildegard Mohr (DEU)||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint||1557||1962|
|9||54||Jane Green (Eng) / Nick Green (Eng)||Volvo 122S||1800||1963|
|11||Class B – Over 2000cc|
Scrutineering and Documentation 17:00 – 21:00
Rally Start Leg 1 – TT Grandstand 08:00
End of Leg 1 16:30
Start of Leg 2 18:30
End of Leg 2 23:00
Start Leg 3 – Douglas 08:30
End of Leg and Rally Finish – TT Grandstand 16:00
Prize giving Dinner – Palace Hotel, Douglas 20:00