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Nutt out to wrap up title fight

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Nutt out to wrap up title fight thumbnailDessie Nutt holds a healthy lead in the R.A.C Championship even with dropped scores factored in.

DESSIE Nutt is adamant he can deliver the kind of result on the Isle of Man Rally that will put the R.A.C Asphalt Rally Championship title beyond the reach of his rivals.
Maximum scores on each of the four previous rounds in England, Belgium and Wales respectively mean that Nutt is in the box seat to wrap up the title this weekend.
As it stands he holds a forty five point lead over the BMW M3 of second-placed Roger Moran with a further ten in hand over Ford Escort RS1800 driver, Neil Williams.
As well as having momentum on his side, the Island competition is one that Nutt - and his Porsche 911 team-mate Geraldine McBride - has a proven track record on.
However, unlike previous counters this season, there will be much stronger competition in Category One, with Rikki Proffitt expected to be Nutt's biggest challenger.
“It won't be an easy rally, it won't be a walk in the park.
“There are people like Rikki who can give us a lot of grief," Nutt told Chronicle Sport. "The entry is very strong.
“We have had a good run in the Championship so far this year, everything has gone better than we could have hoped for. All we can do is our best [this weekend].
“The Isle of Man is somewhere we have been going to for more than twenty years now, so we sort of know our way around it. It's a really special place," he added. We plan to test a full day [tomorrow, Wednesday] where the focus will be on the handling of the car. We moved it forward on the Ulster - it made a difference."
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