After SS 7 Caragh Lake
Steve Perez continues to extend his lead and is now leading by 15 secs in the Historic category.
The Post Historic section continues to be led by John Farrell, followed by Nick Whale in 2nd. But due to Ray Cunningham stopping at the of SS6 with a collapsed suspension, Steve Loveridge in a Mini Clubman has moved into 3rd place.
2nd and 3rd placed in the Classic section James O'Sullivan and Pat Donegan both crashed on Caragh Lake. O'Sullivan made it to the end of the stage but is unlikely to be able to continue. John Moynihan & Paul Nagle continue to lead this category with Jimmy McCrea now in 2nd place and Belfastman Kieran O'Neill in 3rd.
Competitors are now heading for the penultimate stage after a service halt in Killorglin.
<pre> Provisional Results:
Crew Car Total Time After SS 7
Historic 1: Steve Perez/Peter Scott Porsche 911 1.10.29 2: Dessie Nutt/Liz Jordan Porsche 911 1.10.44 3: Mervyn Johnson/Richard Hyland Mini Cooper 1.13.04
Post-Historic 1: John Farrell/Christy Farrell Ford Escort 1.08.45 2: Nick Whale/Kieron Patterson Porsche 911 1.09.07 3: Steve Loveridge/N.Dutson Mini Clubman 1.10.29
Classic: 1: John Moynihan/Paul Nagle Ford Escort 1.04.34 2: Jimmy McCrea/Campbell Roy Porsche 1.05.59 3: Kieran O'Neill/Diarmuid Falvey Opel Kadette 1.06.30