Rally Isle of Man: Keith Cronin and co-pilot Mikie Galvin lead after day one

Rally Isle of Man
Keith Cronin and co-pilot Mikie Galvin have built a 7.5-second advantage in their M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5

Keith Cronin was quickest in four of the day's five stages to lead the Rally Isle of Man - the final round of the British Championship.

Cronin and co-pilot Mikie Galvin drove their M-Sport Ford Fiesta to a 7.5-second advantage over Welsh crew Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod.

Sweden's Fredrik Ahlin and Torstein Eriksen, who lead the championship, are a further 16 seconds back.

Crews face a 14-hour day involving 11 stages on Friday.external-link

The day will culminate with the iconic double run through Castletown in the south of the island.

More than 150 rally crews are competing in the three-day event with the British Rally Championship decided on Saturday.

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