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Circuit Of Ireland Rally - Craig Breen Masters The Circuit

Craig Breen triumphed to victory on his home rally for  successive  second time in a row. He was in a heated battle with   Kaj...

Craig Breen triumphed to victory on his home rally for successive second time in a row. He was in a heated battle with Kajetan Kajetanowicz in the final stages of the rally. But he was successful in keeping Kajetan Kajetanowicz at bay to become rally winner for second time in a row. Kajetan Kajetanowicz gave Craig Breen run for his money as the Polish driver found some good pace in his Fiesta R5 and finished the rally only 10.6 seconds behind Breen.

Craig Breen
On day two of the rally, crews had to tackle eight special stages. Elfyn Evans restarted after his engine issues and won four stages, but again he made a mistake and hit a wall and had to retire for the second time in two days. But it was not a good start for Breen on day two, as the choice of super soft tyres became costly for Irishman as he struggled to keep up the pace. And by midday service Breen's lead was just 9.3 seconds and Kajetanowicz was in no mood to ease off. Adding to the misery Breen damaged his left rear tyre on SS12 beacause of a rock pulled into the racing line. Rally was going to the wire with only two stages to go and the gap was mere 5.2 seconds between Breen and Kajetanowicz. But Breen was not letting this rally that easily as he drove a perfect two stages to cross the line victorious.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz
Kajetan Kajetanowicz was in a good pace throughout the rally and had to settle for second place. In the absence of Alexey Lukyanuk he leads the ERC Drivers title. Alastair Fisher made it to the podium after dissapointing last two years on this event. He had a consistent pace in his Fiesta R5 and was in hold of third place since second stage. Local man Josh Moffett was fourth overall and was top in the BRC field. It was Jaromir Trabus position until in last stage he slid into a ditch and could not finish from there. Greer Jonathan in his DS3 R5 finished fifth after a trouble free weekend. Yesterdays BRC leader Martin McCormack in a S2000 Fabia had fuel pump problems and had to retire. David Bogie driving a Fabia R5 finished sixth after his qualifying stage misery. Irish driver Stephen Wright finished seventh in his Fiesta R5. Tom Cave had gear box problems and had to settle for eight place. Joseph McGonigle and Jaroslaw Koltun made it the top ten finishers.

Wojciech Chuchala
In ERC 2 Wojciech Chuchała won his second rally of the season in his Subaru Poland Rally team. ERC Junior victory went to Łukasz Pieniążek driving a Opel Adam R2 machine.Colin McRae ERC Flat out trophy went to Marijan Griebel for his flat-out driving to third place in juniour class after he lost time due to puncture.

Overall Final Classification 

It was a typical Irish rally this weekend. Lots of drama unfolded in the slippery tarmac roads. Thats all from this weekends action. For more updates from the world of rally stay tuned to our page. And as usual, Until then Happy Rallying!

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