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JWRC: Shaun Gallagher Rally Portugal preview

Gallagher Eyes the Prize in Portugal Donegal's Shaun Gallagher will be aiming to make it two in row this weekend as he competes in Rally Portugal on the Algarve. On his first outing in the World Rally Team Ireland Citroen C2R2 last month at ...

Gallagher Eyes the Prize in Portugal

Donegal's Shaun Gallagher will be aiming to make it two in row this weekend as he competes in Rally Portugal on the Algarve.

On his first outing in the World Rally Team Ireland Citroen C2R2 last month at Rally Norway, Gallagher finished top Rookie on the event, securing a coveted World Championship Point in the FIA Junior Championship in the process.

Speaking in advance of the event, Gallagher said: "This is going to be a tough event, but I'm in a good positive frame of mind after doing so well in Norway. Given that Norway was the first competitive outing in the car for Clive Jenkins and I, we did have some kinks to work out, so hopefully the set-up we're putting in place for Portugal will be right first time and we'll be off to a flying start."

Gallagher and Jenkins will compete in six rounds of the FIA World Rally Championships, their next event being in Sardinia in May.

Beginning on Thursday night with a super special stage in the Estadio Algarve, which was built for the 2004 European soccer championships, Rally Portugal will cover just over 1,000 kilometres of gravel stages in three days. There are over 100 competitors on the event, with 21 entries in the FIA Junior category.

-credit: worldrallyteamireland.com

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