December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan
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...]
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...]
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...]
September 16, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
Breen in action on Day 1 of ERC Rally Poland.
It was a challenging experience for Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen on ERC Rally Poland as the Irish ace got the second half of his European Rally Championship (ERC) campaign underway. Seventh was his reward at the end of two tough days of gravel rallying. Breen, who had lady co-driver Lara Vanneste calling out the pace notes for the first... [Read more...]
September 6, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
Breen in typical attack mode in his Peugeot Academy 207.
After a two month mid-season break Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen makes his return to the European Rally Championship next week as the ERC travels to Poland for round nine of the year. Breen at the wheel of a Peugeot 207 S2000 has had a strong opening half to the campaign and currently holds second place in the championship standings. For... [Read more...]
July 1, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
Breen making one of the famous cuts in Belgium
For his first attempt at Belgium’s round of the European Rally Championship (ERC), Craig Breen delivered a strong performance to claim third place in his Peugeot 207 S2000. Competing in Ypres for the first time is never easy, especially in wet weather. Even so, Craig Breen produced a sure footed performance on the sixth round of the European Rally... [Read more...]
June 28, 2013 by Tony Gregory
Two Irish Drivers Spearhead Peugeot Sport's Ypres campaign! This is the 208 T16 which Meeke will drive.
This weekends Geko Ypres Rally: 27-29 June will be an important event for Peugeot Sport and for Irish rallying as two of our most high profile rallying stars will be driving for the company in Belgian. Their a strong line-up includes Dungannon’s Kris Meeke who will be giving the 208 T16, its rallying debut and Waterford’s Craig Breen the only Peugeot... [Read more...]
May 8, 2013 by Art McCarrick
As Art predicted, Jennings was victorious! Image from Aidan O'Connor
Garry Jennings is usually an upbeat, chirpy and energetic character but even he seemed almost subdued when he crossed the finish line of the Cartell Killarney Rally of the Lakes. The enormity of the win seemed too much for him to grasp and there were tears in Jennings’ eyes when he spoke at the end of the final stage. “It’s hard to take in, it’s... [Read more...]
May 6, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
The Look of Concentration before SS1
Super 2000 World Rally Champion Craig Breen will look back on this year’s ‘Rally of the Lakes’ and say, “what could have been.” The Waterford driver out for his first appearance on home soil in 2013 produced what has been heralded as a scintillating performance when his rally was cut prematurely short with engine failure as the event ... [Read more...]
May 3, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
Breen obviously had fun testing the Suirway Mk2!
As Paul Mulcahy unloads the Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery Mk11 Escort, Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen eagerly waits, eyeing in detail the newly liveried car that he is about to drive for the very first time. The sun visor with the word ‘BREEN’ in capital letter catches his attention and with a cheeky smile he says “I... [Read more...]