ITRC: Round two preview

Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Round 2 The Buy and Sell Circuit of Ireland International Rally will be the second round of the Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The Circuit of Ireland, based in Enniskillen over the Easter ...

Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Round 2

The Buy and Sell Circuit of Ireland International Rally will be the second round of the Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

The Circuit of Ireland, based in Enniskillen over the Easter weekend has a very long pedigree and is arguably the best known event in Ireland.

The Pirelli Irish Tarmac Championship is the premier rally series on these islands and is currently being lead by Finlands, Tappio Laukkannen following his narrow win on the opening round, The First Choice Flooring Galway International Rally.

With Laukkannen's winning margin of just 0.7 seconds , "narrow win" may well prove to be the understatement of the year and second placed man Eugene Donnelly will no doubt be out to take top spot on the podium this time.

The pace at the front will be intense, with Derek McGarrity last years Circuit of Ireland winner keen to take back to back wins and Austin McHale hoping to replicate the world Championship performance of the Ford Focus.

The battle for Group N honours will be no less intense with current leader James Foley fending off the young guns Aaron McHale and Dessie Keenan.

The entrants in the Historic Championship will compete in the National section of the event. Mini Coopers currently hold the leading positions, with Frank Cunningham no doubt facing a strong challenge from local man, the ever young, Mervyn Johnston

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Series Other rally
Drivers Frank Cunningham , Austin McHale