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Thursday 18 September 2014

Motorsport: Emotional Breen scoops award

Published 15/10/2012 | 05:00

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Craig Breen made a successful return to the IRC over the weekend by claiming sixth overall in Rallye Sanremo.

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It was Breen's first time competing in Italy since his best friend and former co-driver Gareth Roberts lost his life in an accident in the Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale di Sicilia in the middle of June.

Breen's latest performance earned him the Colin McRae IRC Flat Out Trophy.

"This has been a very difficult week for me, my first time back to drive the Peugeot 207 and my first time in Italy since the accident," said Breen afterwards.

"Driving on the same type of roads brings back so many memories. I'm very happy with my performance, it was a pity to pick up the puncture this morning, I'm sure we could have secured a position or two higher only for that."

Irish Independent

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