Oxfordshire: Shaun Gallagher Rallying preview

Title race goes right to the wire. The final round of the 2002 Peugeot 206 Super Cup takes place on the 26th and 27th of October and in traditional cup fashion the championship fight will go right down to the wire. The battle is ...

Title race goes right to the wire.

The final round of the 2002 Peugeot 206 Super Cup takes place on the 26th and 27th of October and in traditional cup fashion the championship fight will go right down to the wire. The battle is between Letterkenny's Shaun Gallagher and Fermanagh's Gary Jennings.

Fresh from his victory on Rallye Le Touquet Shaun hopes to emulate his French performance where he led the event from start to finish beating many of the French 206's in the process. Before this win he clocked up three second place finishes making him undoubtedly the most consistent driver in the 206 Cup.

For the last round the series switches back to gravel, making car setup on the event critical. Shaun, who finished second on the last gravel event, is very happy with the switch. He said "I am looking forward to moving back onto the loose surface I had a good result on the Quinton Rally and hopefully I will go one better and win this one!"

A win on this final round is crucial for the Billy Coleman Award hopeful but a win is simply not enough. Title challenger Gary Jennings must finish outside to top five if Shaun is to take the title and win the coveted prize. This year's prize is a works drive with Peugeot Sport for the 2003 British Rally Championship.

The South of England Tempest Rally is a 66 mile event run over two days in Aldershot near London.

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