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...]

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...]

F1 heats up Birmingham

January 13, 2013 by Autosport International  

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Large crowd's have attended Autosport International 2013

Temperatures in the UK may have plummeted, but the combination of horsepower, stars and cars warmed up the attending fans in an exciting celebration of motorsport during the 23rd Autosport International show. Tens of thousands of motorsport fans flocked to Birmingham’s NEC as the public element of Europe’s biggest motorsport show got underway. The... [Read more...]

Breen named World Rally Driver of the Year

November 28, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Newly crowned S2000 World Rally Champion Craig Breen was voted the Fan Favourite after one of the toughest years in his career

Craig Breen has been voted World Rally Driver of the Year by the WRC. The poll which was carried out on WRC.com saw the Waterford driver gain 39% of the vote with Norwegian driver Mads Ostberg second securing 38% of the vote. Sebastien Loeb, who clinched his ninth World Rally title in 2012 came third with 8% of the vote. Breen has had a turbulent season... [Read more...]

Craig Breen wins Super 2000 World Rally Championship

November 12, 2012 by Trevor McGrath  

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Craig Breen & Paul Nagle celebrate winning the S2000 World Rally Championship with their team

Irish Rally driver, Craig Breen has clinched the SWRC (Super 2000 World Rally Championship) in heroic style today on the final day of World Rally Spain. In doing so Breen secures consecutive world rally titles after winning the inaugural FIA WRC Academy Championship twelve months ago. The twenty-two year old suffered the severest blow of his career... [Read more...]

Breen in control at Rally De Espana

November 10, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Breen remains in control on Rally De Espana. Photo: rte.ie

Craig Breen remained in control today at Rally De Espana to hold his lead in the Super 2000 category of the World Rally Championship and put him one day away from winning a second successive world rally title. The Waterford driver lead overnight by 3 minutes and 41 seconds and today concentrated on staying on the road and holding his lead in what were... [Read more...]

Breen in control in quest for second World title

November 9, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Breen in control in quest for second World title. Photo: craigbreen.com

Waterford’s Craig Breen has established a sizeable lead today after the first day of Rally de Espana as he looks to take the S2000 World Rally Championship title this weekend. Breen began the day two points ahead of second placed PG Andersson on the Championship leaderboard, knowing that if he could finish ahead of the Swede he would be World Champion... [Read more...]

Breen’s SWRC Spanish Showdown

November 5, 2012 by Trevor McGrath  

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Craig flying to victory on Wales Rally GB earlier this year.

Craig Breen will take on World Rally Spain next week gunning for his second World Rally crown in two years. The Irish driver seized the inaugural FIA WRC World Rally Academy last November in spectacular style on Wales Rally GB and now he is but one step from the 2012 FIA WRC Super 2000 title. With just one week to go before the title showdown, Craig... [Read more...]

MINI ceases works involvement in the WRC

October 17, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Kris Meeke looks set to loose all hope of returning to the seat of a full works Mini WRC

It has been announced that MINI will terminate its works involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship at the end of the 2012 season, with a switch in focus towards customer rallying. Unfortunately this finally ends any tentative hopes of Ulsterman Kris Meeke returning to a full works Mini drive after Meeke was sensationally dropped from the Mini... [Read more...]

Incredible Win for Craig Breen on SWRC France

October 8, 2012 by Trevor McGrath  

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Craig Breen with Navigator Paul Nagle on the victory ramp at the finisih of World Rallye De France

On World Rallye de France the penultimate SWRC event of the season, Craig Breen has pulled off an incredible victory to now lead the championship going into the final round next month in Spain. Breen, partnered by Paul Nagle clenched his third win of the season in extraordinary style on the final day when long-time class leader Hayden Paddon crashed... [Read more...]

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