Saturday 24 June 2017

Breen makes history with Citroen deal

Craig Breen of Ireland. Photo by Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile
Craig Breen of Ireland. Photo by Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile

Richard Burke

Craig Breen will drive for the Citroen team in the World Rally Championship next season, becoming first ever Republic of Ireland driver to secure a works seat in the competition.

The 26-year-old yesterday announced his two-year deal, having competed in WRC events since 2009, but his move to Citroen is the first time he will drive for one of the main constructors in the World Championships.

Breen drove for Abu Dhabi Total World Rally this year - a team which is linked to the main Citroen rally team, where the Waterford driver will join Ballymena's Kris Meeke next year.

The Waterford man's co-driver Scott Martin has also been added to the team along with French driver Stéphane Lefebvre and his co-driver Gabin Moreau.

"I'm so excited that Scott and I will be driving for Citroen Racing in the WRC for the next two years. This is the stuff that dreams are made of, thank you so much to everybody who has made this possible," Breen said.

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