Jones aims to keep out of the hedges on Isle of Man Fer­rari out­ing

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Kevin Jones will take his Fer­rari 308 Mich­e­lotto to the Rally Isle of Man in Septem­ber.

Jones’ Group 4 car is lead­ing the HRCR Old Stagers Cham­pi­onship after back-to-back wins on the Dix­ies His­toric Chal­lenge and Red Dragon I.T. Stages.

“We’re tak­ing it over there and we’ll see if we can stay away from the hedges,” said Jones, who has worked on seven of the orig­i­nal 11 Mich­e­lotto cars. “We’ve never been there be­fore. I’ve watched a few videos and it scared the life out of me, it ap­pealed to me then.”

The car has been suf­fer­ing from a mis­fire but the Welsh­man be­lieves he’ll have the car purring for the Car­fax stages, the next HRCR round. Jones is plan­ning to im­prove the en­gine for 2017, with the car short of the works cars which pro­duced around 320bhp.

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