Rally Isle of Man receives Irish backing for 2015

Arron Newby
British teenager Arron Newby and Rob Fagg won this year's Rally Isle of Man title

Rally Isle of Man will include a qualifying round of the Irish Tarmac Modified Rally Championship (TROA) in 2015, organisers have confirmed.

More than 100 crews entered the 51st running of the near 200-mile stage race earlier this month and organisers said it was a "real boost."

Drivers in the TROA mostly run highly developed rear-wheel drive cars.

Rally IoM chairman John Gill said the "blend of great drivers and iconic Manx stages is a mouth watering prospect".