Craig Breen returned to form over the weekend with a confidence building third place overall at the Rally of the Lakes. His second podium of the year in the championship and the smile returned to the face of the Waterford driver as he got back in the groove in Killarney.
The ambition of the Ford Fiesta S2000 crew was to rebuild confidence after their accident at the Circuit of Ireland and after a controlled drive they were rewarded with third overall and a fifteen point’s haul, lifting them to third place in the Citroen Irish Tarmac standings. At the finish ramp outside the Gleneagle Hotel headquarters Craig stated: “I know I must sound like a broken record but we were very disheartened after our Circuit accident and we set out here this weekend to rebuild our confidence. The conditions yesterday were very testing and tyre choice was unbelievably hard, so a cautious approach was the order of the day. The highlight of the weekend definitely came today by setting the fastest time on the second run over Caragh Lake. This result puts us back on track in the championship and it’s great to get the self-belief back and we can now look ahead to the next event”. Continue reading Breen back in to Groove→
Irish rally driver, Daniel Barry and co-driver Martin Brady, finished their first attempt at the Rally Islas Canarias despite their continuing mechanical problems.
The Mitsubishi Evo9 was plagued throughout the event with overheating problems in the soaring Canaria heat, forcing Barry to resort to stopping mid stage allowing the car to cool, as well as running with out the anti-lag system. Continue reading Barry and Brady fight on to the finish→
Irish privateer Daniel Barry has far from had it easy on the opening day of his second IRC event. Constant overheating problems plagued the Enniskerry man (25) from the fist stage of the long first day.
“We just cant get going, its like driving forward but looking behind you all the time, as you know its going to start any time after the 6-kilometer mark” said co-driver Martin Brady (31). “Once the problem starts, we both loose concentration, as I am watching the gauges and trying to read the pace-notes at the same time, while Daniel is having to back off and only drive half the speed he would normally. It makes it difficult to find a rhythm under those circumstances”. Continue reading Daniel’s Canaries Song is Full of Woe→