Robert makes first WRC return at Rally Portugal

March 28, 2014 by Paul Evans  

Robert and co-driver Stuart Loudon now return to Portugal, and are confident of a good points haul!

Robert Barrable made his FIA World Rally Championship debut 12 months ago on the 2013 Rally of Portugal – so for the first time in his career, the 26-year old Dublin driver will be returning to familiar territory next weekend and, armed with experience, will be looking for another strong points-scoring result in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford... [Read more...]

Barrable first to sign up as entries officially open for Circuit of Ireland Rally

March 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Barrable at speed during the Rallye Monte Carlo in the Tunnocks Fiesta R5

Circuit of Ireland Rally organisers have confirmed that this year’s startline will include high profile FIA WRC 2 competitor, Dublin’s Robert Barrable who is set to contest the Circuit’s international rally, the fourth round of the 2014 European Rally Championship.   Paris based Federation Internationale de l’Automobile have officially signed... [Read more...]

WRC-2 podium for Barrable on Rallye Monte Carlo debut

January 18, 2014 by Paul Evans  

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Rob and Stuart on their way to an impressive WRC-2 podium in their Tunnock's Fiesta!

Robert Barrable scored a podium finish on his Rallye Monte Carlo debut, finishing 3rd in WRC-2 (and 13th overall) in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Co-driven by Stuart Loudon, Robert survived hazardous winter driving conditions throughout the 15 stage / 238.53 mile (383.88km) route to successfully complete the opening round of the... [Read more...]

Barrable’s late entry confirmed for Rallye Monte Carlo

January 6, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Rob and Stuart at speed in the distinctive Tunnock's liveried Fiesta.

Robert Barrable has made a late entry and will contest the opening round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte-Carlo (14-19 January), in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. The car will be prepared and run by Carlisle-based rally experts CA1 Sport and challenge for WRC-2 honours on D-MACK tyres. This will be the first time... [Read more...]

Barrable aims to fly on Wales Rally GB Debut!

November 11, 2013 by Paul Evans  

Rob & Stuart are ready for Wales Rally GB and hoping for another good result!

Robert Barrable normally flies over Wales on his way to rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship, but now the 26-year old Dublin driver aims to fly in Wales as he makes his debut on Wales Rally GB (14-17 November) in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Robert’s maiden season in the WRC has seen a year of firsts, with new events, a new... [Read more...]

Ireland test boosts Barrable’s belief ahead of France

September 27, 2013 by Paul Evans  

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Pre-Rallye de France-Alsace test of the Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5, held on the Glendun stage, near the village of Cushendall in County Antrim

Robert Barrable is all set for his Rallye de France-Alsace (3-6 October) debut after enjoying a successful test in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 in Northern Ireland. The car’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine has undergone a complete rebuild at M-Sport since its last FIA World Rally Championship outing on the ADAC Rally Deutschland.... [Read more...]

Highs and lows for Barrable on Rally Germany debut

August 23, 2013 by Paul Evans  

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The Tunnock's Fiesta at speed.

After an excellent performance on the shakedown stage and impressive early split times, Robert Barrable was forced to retire from the ADAC Rallye Deutschland after damaging his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5’s radiator fan mid-way through the opening stage. The 25-year old Irishman had showed his pace on Tarmac with 5th fastest WRC-2... [Read more...]

Barrable aims to avoid the hinklesteins in Germany

August 16, 2013 by Paul Evans  

Robert Barrable and Stuart Loudon - Tunnock's World Rally Team

For anyone contesting the ADAC Rally Deutschland (22-25 August) for the first time, avoiding the concrete hinkelsteins kerbstones, which are designed to keep armoured tanks on the right tracks in the Baumholder military area, is a must. That’s just one of the many challenges awaiting Robert Barrable, who is about to make his maiden appearance on Germany’s... [Read more...]

Barrable ‘ticks all the boxes’ on Rally Finland debut!

August 6, 2013 by Paul Evans  

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Barrable's Top Ten finish impressed many.

Robert Barrable ‘ticked all the boxes’ after successfully making his FIA World Rally Championship debut in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 – finishing Rally Finland in a WRC-2 points-scoring 8th position. Co-driven by Scotland’s Stuart Loudon, the 25-year old from Swords in Ireland finished 19th overall in the immaculate CA1... [Read more...]

Barrable ready for flying Rally Finland debut

July 29, 2013 by Paul Evans  

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Barrable has had a good pre rally test and is looking forward to his Finland experience!

Having successfully completed his pre-event tests in Estonia and Finland, Robert Barrable is now ready to make his flying Rally Finland debut this weekend (July 31-3 August) in his brand new Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. The 25-year old driver from Swords in Ireland travelled to Tallinn for an initial shakedown test on Saturday (27 July),... [Read more...]

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