Rally crews drama
Paul King (Mini Cooper) and Rikki Proffitt (Porsche 911) stopped at the same chicane on only the second stage of Rally Isle of Man. After less than five miles of competition, King suffered a failed gearbox and Proffitt was sidelined with a broken half shaft just after the descent of Tholt-y-Will. Both later rejoined after mighty efforts to get the cars fixed.
Proffitt had early problems