Shaun Gallagher Terre du Diois summary

Gallagher moves yp French leaderboard Irish rally driver, Shaun Gallagher, finished a strong 3rd in this weekends Terre du Diois to improve his position in both the French Peugeot Cup and the French Peugeot Gravel Championship. The Motorsport ...

Gallagher moves yp French leaderboard

Irish rally driver, Shaun Gallagher, finished a strong 3rd in this weekends Terre du Diois to improve his position in both the French Peugeot Cup and the French Peugeot Gravel Championship. The Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Award Winner is now 3rd in the French Cup and 2nd in the Peugeot Gravel Championship.

The Terre du Diois was a 12 stage, gravel event run on tight technical stages in Valence, France. Each day consisted of three stages, all run twice. Shaun and co-driver, Richard Pashley, began the rally well, setting times inside the top 5 on the opening stages. However, by mid afternoon the temperatures had soared to over 30C and the Irish driver began to suffer in the heat. Shaun managed to maintain his position and finished day 1 in 4th place.

The cool conditions on the opening stages of day 2 suited the young driver and he set 2nd fastest times on stages 7 and 8 and fastest time on SS9, moving himself into 3rd position. But yet again by midday the temperatures had hit the 30's and hampered Shaun's progress up the leader board.

Shaun finished the rally in 3rd place, giving him a valuable 22 points. Shaun is now lying in a strong position less than half the championship completed. He will return from France this week and make his way directly to Round 3 of the Peugeot 206 Super Cup, the Scottish Rally.

NOTE:

Following post event scrutineering at this weekend Terre du Diois, Peugeot 206-Cup winner Nicolas Vouilloz has been excluded. This moves Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Award Winner, Shaun Gallagher, into 2nd place.

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