British champions Evans & Craig lead Rally Isle of Man

Elfyn Evans
Elfyn Evans is the son of former British Rally champion Gwyndaf Evans

British Rally Champions Elfyn Evans and Craig Parry have opened up a 12.3 second advantage at the 2016 Rally Isle of Man.

The Welsh driver and his co-pilot lead fellow Fiesta pairing Tom Cave and James Morgan after the first day's opening three night stages.

Five-time winner Mark Higgins and Darren Garrod were just 0.4 seconds further back in third.

Crews face a 13-hour day involving 11 stages on Friday.

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


1. Elfyn Evans/Craig Parry (Ford Fiesta R5) 14m13.7s

2. Tom Cave/James Morgan (Ford Fiesta R5) 14:26.0

3. Mark Higgins/Darren Garrod (Ford Fiesta R5) 14:26.4