OAKWORTH duo Tom Barlow and Shellie Brown took to the Neil Howard Stages at Oulton Park in round one of Motorsport New Rally Championship.

The freshly-built Rallyline Honda Civic was in action on Saturday showing its capabilities in the tricky concrete, gravel and tarmac sections.

A small mishap on stage two, which resulted in a buckled wheel, did not dampen the spirits of the team knowing Chris Beckett, head service engineer, would see them back out for stage three.

The times kept tumbling and their position on the leader board rising, as the pair got to grips with pacenotes and the new car as the day went on.

As darkness fell and the earlier mistake was well and truly forgotten about, they brought home sixth in class and 29th overall, taking valuable championship points into the NHMC stages at Cadwell Park on November 18.