FR: Shaun Gallagher Rallye Terre d'Auvergne preview

FIA B Seed Boosts Gallaghers Pre Event Preparations Irish rally star, Shaun Gallagher, 23, will begin his assault on the 2004 French Peugeot 206 Cup when he competes in round 1, the Rallye Terre d'Auvergne on the 10th and11th April. The event...

FIA B Seed Boosts Gallaghers Pre Event Preparations

Irish rally star, Shaun Gallagher, 23, will begin his assault on the 2004 French Peugeot 206 Cup when he competes in round 1, the Rallye Terre d'Auvergne on the 10th and11th April.

The event is a two-day gravel event run in South East France, consisting of ten long stages. The British Peugeot Champion who recently returned from Norway where he spent the winter working in the famous John Haugland Winter Rally School will again be co-driven by Richard Pashley and the crew will have to draw on their combined wealth of experience, as Shaun will be adjusting back to gravel following a winter of snow and ice rallying.

The Donegal driver's pre-event preparations received a massive boost this week when he received confirmation that he had been awarded a highly sought after Priority B seed from the FIA in recognition of his outstandingly successful 2003 season.

"I am really excited about the first round in France" commented Shaun. "It'll be good to get back onto gravel and hopefully we can start the season off with a win."

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