Shaun Gallagher Le Touquet rally preview

Gallagher ups title challenge. The penultimate round of the 2002 Peugeot 206 Super Cup takes place in France on the 4th, 5th and 6th of October. The Championship is notorious for its competitiveness and with only two rounds remaining there is a...

Gallagher ups title challenge.

The penultimate round of the 2002 Peugeot 206 Super Cup takes place in France on the 4th, 5th and 6th of October. The Championship is notorious for its competitiveness and with only two rounds remaining there is a three-way fight at the top of the table. In the centre of that battle is Letterkenny driver Shaun Gallagher competing in his Mullen Express Transport and Pearse Road Tyres sponsored Peugeot 206. The 22-year old is currently leading the championship by nine points.

Shaun goes into this long and gruelling event coming from three of the best drives of his career. He finished 2nd on the Jim Clark Rally, the Quinton Rally and the Ulster International Rally. These events involved some of the tightest battles that the Peugeot cup has ever witnessed with Shaun finishing runner up in the Ulster Rally by less than a second. A win in France will increase his lead substantially.

Following the torrential rain that hampered the Ulster, Shaun is hoping for a dry rally that will make tyre and car set up decisions much easier. He said "I am really looking forward to the French event but yet again tyre decisions will be crucial, a dry event would make like simpler."

Le Touquet rally begins on Friday evening and will finish on Sunday afternoon with the stages based around the town of Le Touquet.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Jim Clark