John Stone took fourth place in the Manx National Rally at the weekend.

The Blackburn businessman was taking part in his second event of the MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and claimed a respectable finish in his Skoda Fabia WRC alongside co-driver Rob Fagg.

Stone is aiming to win the championship this season and has now moved up to seventh in the standings after failing to take a point from the first event of the series, when he was forced to retire from the Tour of Epynt.

The next round of the championship is the Jim Clark National Rally on June 1 and 2.