Simon Mauger and Brian Cammack return for Jersey Rally

Jersey flag at Jersey Rally
The Jersey Rally features stages across the island over the two days

The 2010 winners of the Jersey Rally, Simon Mauger and Brian Cammack, will be back to defend their title this weekend.

The pair won by 38.5 seconds in last year's race and are the top seeds for this year's event.

Mauger and Cammack, who race in their Ford Escort Mk 2, were runners up in 2009 and winners in 2007.

Among the 86 registered crews are drivers from the Channel Islands, the UK, Ireland, France and Spain.

Organisers have said it is one of the few rallies left in the British Isles still run entirely on public roads.

Kevin Gell, clerk of the course, told BBC Radio Jersey: "This is the 29th year and we are regarded as one of the leaders.

"I know they are trying to get more closed-road rallies in the UK.

"The roads surfaces are always changing and that's what the UK people come for really. They love the tightness and it's so unforgiving they can't afford to make mistakes.

"It's a very high standard, a lot of these guys race just about every other weekend, so it's very difficult for a local guy to compete with that."