David Hardie leads the Solway Stgaes in his Subaru Impreza after the first two stages. His time of 12m 34s is 8 seconds up on second placed Mark McCulloch first time out in his new Subaru on 12m 42s. Last year's winner Ian Paterson is third on 12m 48s from Jim Sharp on 13m 19s.
But it's early days on this 8 stage event and everyone is complaining about conditions. They all brought slicks to the MOD ranges here and they all think they need forest tyres!
Richard Dickson lost time on the second test with a puncture in the Subaru and young Gary MacLeod broke a driveshaft on the Honda on the first stage .... more later