Circuit of Ireland Victory hopes dashed as Breen retires. Peugeot Academy Update.

April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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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...]

Not Craig Breen’s day in Kerry!

April 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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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...]

Breen to bring winning Peugeot 208 to Fel’s Point Circuit of Kerry!

March 31, 2014 by Sean Moriarty  

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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...]

Breen ready for action on the Acropolis

March 24, 2014 by Jamie Kent  

The new generation Peugeot 208 T16

When Craig Breen took up his role within the newly formed Peugeot Rally Academy at the beginning of the 2013 season it was a two year plan. His first season was always intended to be a learning year, to gain knowledge of new events and with it the responsibility of being the lead development driver of the new generation Peugeot 208 T16 in preparation... [Read more...]

Breen nets ninth on full WRC Debut

February 9, 2014 by Jamie Kent  

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 -Sweden Rally - (SWE) - PHOTO : ANDRE LAVADINHO

Within a few hours of stepping off the podium at ERC Rally Liepāja in Latvia Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen was on a plane en route to his next event WRC Rally Sweden and with only a couple of hours sleep Craig and his co-driver Scott Martin began recce the following morning at 6am. The event got underway on Wednesday evening and began with... [Read more...]

Back to Back Rallys to kick start Breen’s 2014 season!

January 27, 2014 by Jamie Kent  

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Craig Breen in the PEUGEOT 207 S2000

Peugeot Rally Academy star driver Craig Breen and his new co-driver Scott Martin will get their new partnership and their 2014 season underway next weekend by taking part in the first of two different rallies, in two in different countries and in two different cars. First up, Craig will get behind the wheel of his regular Peugeot Rally Academy 207 S2000... [Read more...]

Peugeot Rally Academy News- Craig Breen

January 10, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Craig Breen will contest eight rounds of the FIA-ERC, beginning with the Rally Liepaja (Latvia) in a 207 S2000 before the 208T16’s competition debut on the Acropolis Rally

The Peugeot Rally Academy, which was created in 2013 with a programme founded on the FIA European Rally Championship, is looking forward to its second season of competition in 2014. Designed to provide a framework for the promotion of talented drivers and models like the 208 T16 and 208 R2, this year’s Peugeot Rally Academy line-up will once again... [Read more...]

Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

3rd for Breen on ERC Season Finale

November 11, 2013 by Trevor McGrath  

Breen in action in the Swiss Mountains

Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen has clinched his fifth ERC podium of the year on the season ending Rallye du Valais when he and his Belgium co driver Lara Vanneste claimed 3rd place today in Switzerland. This result looked very unlikely after an unfortunate mistake by Vanneste leading to a two minute time penalty (Day-One) and a broken powersteerng... [Read more...]

Not a Rallye Sanremo to Remember for Breen

October 13, 2013 by Trevor McGrath  

Craig in front of the hugely enthusiastic Sanremo crowds

After recording a sixth place finish twelve months ago and the Colin McRae award, Craig Breen was in high spirits as he set out Friday lunchtime to begin ERC Rallye Sanremo. Breen did not however get the rub of the green on this occasion as on stage four he damaged the right rear suspension of his Peugeot 207. The Irish driver had to retire at the end... [Read more...]

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