Combilift Rallying ready for 2014
January 24, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Following a very successful 2013 season, Sam and Josh Moffett will start their Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship campaign in Galway early next month. Josh, a Billy Coleman Award finalist last year, will continue to compete in his Group N Mitsubishi Lancer and will be aiming to take honours in the class having narrowly missed out on the title last season. Sam meanwhile, has secured the use of a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car for the 2014 season. The decision to change car was taken by Sam after taking wins in Monaghan and Donegal in a hired Subaru Impreza World Rally Car last season and he’s excited by the challenge a new car will bring.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of driving the Fiesta. The few drives in the Subaru last year gave me great confidence, especially when we were competitive straight away so hopefully we can do the same with the Fiesta. I’m also hoping to do a few rallies abroad later in the year with car.”
Josh is also hoping he can finish on the top step of the podium this year, having narrowly lost out on Group N honours to Stephen Wright last season. “We went very close last year in our first real attempt at the title so it would be great to go one step further in 2014. If I can secure another early nomination for the Billy Coleman Award like last year then that would be ideal.”
The fantastic Fiesta WRC will break cover at scrutiny before the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally at Monaghan’s Garage, Tuam Road, Galway on Friday the 7th of February before Sam tackles the gruelling Galway roads on Saturday and Sunday. If you want to become a part of the Combilift Rallying team, their all-new clothing range will be on sale in service in Gort over the rally weekend.
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