Monday 21 January 2019

Craig Breen off to a strong start at Rally Sweden

Craig Breen. Picture credit: Sportsfile.
Craig Breen. Picture credit: Sportsfile.

Sean McGoldrick

Ireland's Craig Breen is lying second, just nineteen seconds behind the leader, after the Day 2 of Rally Sweden, the second round of the 2018 World Rally Championship.

The Waterford driver has thrived in the snow setting two fastest stage times in his Citreon WRC and at one point yesterday he was within seconds of leader Thierry Neuville in a Hyundai.

While the Irishman lost some time later he remains seconds overall and has a 30 second lead on the third placed driver Andres Mikkelsen.

There are three stages to be covered on Sunday which leaves Breen ideally positioned to claim his best ever finish in a World rally event. His previous best finish was a third place in Rally Finland in 2016.

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