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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Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Border region.
After a nine-month re-development, people can now journey on the La'al Ratty railway to the new Ravenglass Railway Museum.