On the Isle of Man ..
SV Car No. 1, Ari Vatanen of Finland.
CU TILT UP SV Car No. 2, Hannu Mikkola of Finland with Arne Hertz his co-driver from Sweden.
SV Car No. 6 Henri Toivonen of Finland.
GV Start of race with Vatanen's car followed by Mikkola followed by Toivonen and car No. 7 of Stig Blomquist of Sweden. (4 SHOTS)
GV Car No. 8 of Per Eklund of Sweden. (2 SHOTS)
GV Car No. 1 of Vatanen followed by Mikkola and car No. 3 Jim McRae of Scotland Toivonen and Blomquist and Eklund. (6 SHOTS)
SV Spectators watch as car No. 24 of Richard Henley from Ireland followed by car No. 26 of Ian Tilke of England and car No. 29 of Robin Farrington of England. (3 SHOTS)
SV Car No.1 rounds bend followed by car No. 6 and No. 22 of John Price of England. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: On the Isle of Man .. Henri Toivonen the Finnish world championship points leader entered Douglas just 16 seconds ahead of the field in the Manx International Motor Rally. September 16 was the first day of the three-day rally, with Scandinavian crews turning in good times. Second behind Toivonen was fellow Finn Ari Vatanen in car number-one, a Ford Escort. Car number-two, crewed by Finland's Hannu Mikkola with Swedish co-driver Arne Hertz, struck trouble early in the event and finished the first leg in eight place. Henri Toivonen the leader, in car number six, is only one point ahead of Mikkola in the race for the world title -- and will be hoping for success in the Manx to bring the crown closer within reach. Not long after the start, Swede Stig Blomquist in car seven had to retire with engine trouble, along with the Sunbeam of former French champion Guy Frequelin. Sweden's Per Eklund in car eight, the Toyota, suffered engine failure after four special stages. The reigning British champion, Scot Jim McRae in car number-three -- is defending his 1981 title, and held third place. The Manx International is conducted on the closed public roads of the Isle of Man and is the final round of this year's Open British Championship and a qualifier for the European rally championship.