April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Breen was running a strong second and closing on the leader before he retired.
The 208T16’s memorable win in Greece can hardly compensate for the disappointments endured by Kevin Abbring and Craig Breen this weekend in Northern Ireland. This notoriously difficult round of the FIA European Rally Championship proved tough for both Peugeot Rallye Academy drivers. Breen and Kevin Abbring were both intent on shining on the challenging,... [Read more...]
April 9, 2014 by Laura Conlan
Marty and David Moynihan kick up dust in the Hancook/TigerRisk backed Fiesta R5
The Northern Irish driver and his Cork based navigator, David Moynihan, kicked off their first World Rally Championship programme at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5 backed by Korean tyre giant Hankook and innovative insurance expert TigerRisk. It proved to be a rally of firsts for the former British Junior Champion as he turned his hand to his first gravel... [Read more...]
Another strong WRC-2 points-scoring finish for Barrable after surviving Rally Portugal war of attrition
April 8, 2014 by Paul Evans
Flying High- Barrable was satisfied with his performance on his return to gravel.
On his first gravel rally in almost five months, Robert Barrable scored another strong points-scoring finish with 6th in WRC-2 and 16th overall in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 on the gruelling Rally Portugal. This was the first time that the 26-year old Irish driver had ever returned to a round of the FIA World Rally Championship,... [Read more...]
April 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Breen in the much talked-about Peugeot 208 T16.
The Fel’s Point Circuit of Kerry Rally was the perfect event for Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen and Peugeot Sport to acclimatize the new 208 T16 to the bumpy tarmac roads of Irish rallying ahead of the upcoming ERC Circuit of Ireland Rally round four of the FIA European Rally Championship 2014. After a day testing in the Kerry Mountains... [Read more...]
April 4, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Eves finished fourth overall in the National section of the Galway International Rally at the wheel of his Toyota Corolla
Kevin Eves has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in January and February. The 22 year-old from Pettigo, Co Donegal, won his class and finished fourth overall in the National section of the Galway International Rally at the wheel of his Toyota Corolla, making the most of the... [Read more...]
April 1, 2014 by Tonya Fortune
Tony and new navigator Damien Lawlor at speed in the Corsa. Image from Kevin Glendinning
Between one thing and another it’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to update this! To sum up 2013, it finished out on a high taking another class win in my local rally, the Wexford Stages, and 2nd overall in the Junior section of the South East Stages Championship. 2014 sees me set my sights on the Dunlop National Rally Championship. The... [Read more...]
March 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Breen on his way to the first Irish ERC win since his hero Frank Meagher back in 1995!
Now in his second season as a Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen arrived in Greece to round three of the championship ERC Acropolis Rally with a hunger for his maiden European Championship win and with it the chance to give the new Peugeot 208 T16 a win on its debut ERC event. On Friday’s qualifying stage Craig and his co-driver Scott Martin... [Read more...]
March 31, 2014 by Sean Moriarty
Breen will be bringing his 208 straight from a stunning victory in Greece!
This weekend’s Fel’s Point Circuit of Kerry has attracted a top class entry. Over 130 cars are set to contest the nine-stage Tralee based event, boasting one of the strongest entries seen on a round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship since the halcyon days of the Celtic Tiger. Close on 15 World Rally Cars, or equivalent, will set out from... [Read more...]
March 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty
One of the most famous clips in Irish rallying- brake failure on Bertie Fisher's Manta!
This one is a classic. Austin McHale in the black Dealer Opel Team Manta against Billy Coleman in the Rothmans Porsche 911 and Bertie Fisher- also Manta mounted. The Rothmans Team also brought Saeed Al Hajri in a 911 and despite being new to the Irish stages and weather conditions, he performs admirably. Fisher has the dubious honour (back then!) of... [Read more...]
March 29, 2014 by Anthony Peacock
McCormack's hard work has paid pff as the Draperstown driver prepares for his WRC debut!
Marty McCormack has waited a long time for this moment; the world awaits the Northern Irishman- The World Rally Championship that is! The Draperstown driver will realise a lifetime ambition next week, when he starts his first ever World Rally Championship programme. McCormack and his co-driver David Moynihan are contesting the WRC 2 series in a Ford... [Read more...]