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Local driver Paul Bird has won the Malcolm Wilson Rally for a fourth time.
The Penrith man lead the rally from start to finish and took the win by 13 seconds from Duns driver Euan Thorburn.
Thorburn, who won the rally last year, suffered mechanical problems early on which cost him a lot of time.
It wasn't a good day for Dumfries driver David Bogie who broke the rear suspension, resulting in a puncture which cost him valuable time.
The current Scottish champion had to settle for fourth place behind Stephen Petch.
Around 6,000 spectators turned out to watch the Malcolm Wilson rally and they have been praising the event.
The weather has been dry all day and spirits were high out in the stages:
Dumfries rally driver David Bogie has run into problems in the second half of the Malcolm Wilson Rally.
The Scottish champion was lying in second place going into the afternoon stages but picked up a puncture, which caused suspension damage.
Penrith driver Paul Bird is leading with two more stages to go.
Penrith rally driver Paul Bird is leading the Malcolm Wilson Rally at the halfway stage.He is currently 19 seconds ahead of Dumfries driver David Bogie. The top seed for the rally, Euan Thorburn from Duns, is a further 20 seconds behind after suffering from mechanical problems.
The rally crews are now in service and will then head our to do another four stages around Grizedale and Greystoke this afternoon.