"Galligan on a charge but is forced into early retirement" The Trackrod Rally Yorkshire - Leg 2, 29th September 2002 On the second day of the 7th round of the Pirelli British Rally Championship, the Trackrod Rally -Yorkshire, Peugeot 206 Super...
"Galligan on a charge but is forced into early retirement"
The Trackrod Rally Yorkshire - Leg 2, 29th September 2002
On the second day of the 7th round of the Pirelli British Rally Championship, the Trackrod Rally -Yorkshire, Peugeot 206 Super 1600 Works Driver Rory Galligan showed impressive stage times after a frustrating opening stage, Langdale 1, when he was seven seconds off the pace. However, he set a storming pace on Stage 10, the second stage of the day, setting fastest time.
Stage 11 was a repeat of yesterday's Pickering Showground stage, where Galligan again set joint fastest time with Super 1600 Category leader Gwyndaf Evans in the MG, and narrowing the overall gap to just 1 second behind Guy Wilks in his Ford Puma in second place.
Stage 12 began well; the weather was dry and still, perfect for Galligan's 206. The stage was not to be though when early into the 6 mile forest of Staindale, Galligan was forced to retire with mechanical problems.
Galligan commented; "It is frustrating not to have finished as I was on the pace this afternoon and enjoying the dry gravel stages. I am looking forward to The Michelin Tempest Rally now in October when Justin and I can have our final attack of the season."
Peugeot Motorsport Manager, Mick Linford commented; "Of course it's annoying to have both cars not finish this rally, particularly when they were both putting in class leading times before they were forced to retire. Having already secured the Super 1600 Championship and Manufacturers' Championship gives me a lot of satisfaction however, as we have achieved what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the year."