McCLOSKEY'S TOUGH DECISION Connor McCloskey and co driver Robbie Durant Had a tough decision to make ahead of this weekend's Rally Isle of Man, round three of the British Rally Championship. The event is on the same weekend as a round of...
McCLOSKEY'S TOUGH DECISION
Connor McCloskey and co driver Robbie Durant Had a tough decision to make ahead of this weekend's Rally Isle of Man, round three of the British Rally Championship.
The event is on the same weekend as a round of the Mitsubishi Evolution Challenge which takes place in Swansea, making it impossible to contest both rallies. "We discussed this at the beginning of the season," explained Connor, "as it was obvious there would be a clash. We decided that we would choose which event to contest depending on our position in the relevant championships. Unfortunately we've had a difficult season but as we aren't fighting for position it made the decision easy." He added, "The Manx is just one of those events you have to do and I love it. It hasn't been particularly kind to us but we've hopefully got a new car coming and I'm really confident."
The rally is based in Douglas and the Northern Irish youngster will have a chance to shake the new car down on Wednesday evening at a nearby test stage. "It is only a short blast but it will give me and Robbie the chance to familiarise ourselves with the new car. It is touch and go if it will be ready in time but whatever happens we will be pushing to improve our pace and get to the finish."
The rally starts on Thursday evening with 165 miles of fast asphalt between them and the finish on Saturday afternoon. The start is on Douglas promenade and the centralised service is at the famous TT Grandstand above the Island's capital.