Daniel To Debut DS3 On The Circuit Of Ireland

April 16, 2014 by Art McCarrick  

2014 Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna and co-driver Arthur Kierans will make their long awaited competitive debut in the David Greer Motorsport Citroen DS3 R3T this weekend on the Circuit of Ireland Rally. In a departure from the usual black colour scheme, the Pirelli prize drive car will also sport a new, eye catching yellow colour scheme for the upcoming season.

It will be an event of firsts for Daniel. It will be his first competitive drive in the Citroen, his first time tackling the Circuit of Ireland, his first taste of the European Rally Championship and it will also be the first time Pirelli’s 17 inch WRC tyre will be used in competition. It’s a lot to take on board but Daniel is looking forward to the challenge that awaits.

“Yes it’s a weekend of firsts but as a driver that’s what you want. It will be a great learning experience and I really can’t wait to get going in the Citroen on the new Pirelli tyres. The sooner I get a feel for the car and the tyres, the more confidence I’ll have going on to my British Championship campaign which is my focus for the year ahead. We plan to test the car ahead of the rally and Arthur and myself have put in a lot of preparation work for the Circuit. We have brought a few new sponsors on board and without them, this weekend would not have been possible.”

After a ceremonial start on Thursday evening at Belfast City Hall the action on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland will start on Friday morning. Over Friday and Saturday the crews will cover 18 stages before they arrive back at the Belfast finish ramp on Saturday evening.

You can follow Daniel’s progress this year by following him on Twitter @DMKMotorsport and by checking out his all new website, www.danielmckenna.net

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