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Skoda rallies to Barrable's cause

Skoda Ireland has announced it will sponsor talented rally driver Robert Barrable and his team Robert Barrable Rally Team as he prepared to take part in this weekend's Circuit of Ireland rally. A native of Swords, Co Dublin, Barrable is a former Billy Coleman Award winner and was the 2010 British and Irish Citroen Racing Trophy Champion.

The rolling sponsorship agreement will see Skoda Ireland support the Robert Barrable Rally Team with additional team infrastructure including the provision of branded merchandise, marketing, PR support and a team hospitality unit as well as investment towards event costs. Robert is competing in the latest specification ex-works Skoda Fabia S2000 rally car and took part in this weekend's Circuit of Ireland rally based in Armagh.

This year the rally, which ended yesterday, formed the third round of the global Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the second oldest rally in the world. Steeped in history, many epic battles can be recounted after almost 80 years of rallying .

Sunday Independent