Friday 19 April 2019

Breen turns up the heat


Craig Breen. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile
Craig Breen. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile

For the second time in five weeks, Craig Breen and co-driver Paul Nagle were the crew to beat as they drove their Ford Fiesta to victory in the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork International Rally.

Just as in Galway last month, their closest challengers were Ulster pair Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble in another Fiesta, who were 22 seconds behind after two days of stages, with Tom Cave and James Morgan the best of the British Championship contenders.

They finished third overall in their Hyundai i20, another 15 seconds down.

Former World Rally Championship contender Mikko Hirvonen won the National Rally in a Ford Escort, but Cavan's Gary Kiernan put up a terrific performance in a similar car.

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