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(From Burnley Express)
Byline: Simon Duke
It was the first time the honour had been bestowed on the town and rally organisers wanted to make sure that everything ran smoothly.Public access to a number of roads, including North Street, South Street, Murray Street and Currie Street was restricted but that didn't stop nearly 4,000 people descending on Duns for the start on Friday night.With an entry list of 298 cars - the highest ever for the rally - many drivers lined up at the start line at the beginning of North Street. From there they sped through South Street and Murray Street before exiting the town via Station Road.With cars reaching speeds close to 140mph, safety was the main priority for the organising committee, this year more than ever following injury to a marshal during last year's rally.The rally's media manager, Grahame MacGregor said having a stage in Duns was a …