Event sponsor and five time winner of the event, Jock Armstrong, drives his car over the bridge of the super-special stage.
Competitors will compete in the opposite direction on Sunday.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for Cumbria & The Scottish Borders
Another cold and icy night but cloudier, wetter, windier and milder from the west by dawn
Icy patches will be a hazard on some untreated roads, pavements & paths. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces