UNOFFICIAL LEADERBOARD AFTER STAGE 6 Kilmore 1st (5) Michael Barrable/Dermot O'Gorman (Subaru WRC) 46.45 2nd (2) Niall Maguire/Paul Nagle (Subaru WRC) 47.23 3rd (4) David Armstrong/Herbie Blackburn (Esc.Cos) 48.28 4th (15) Mac McKenna/John...
UNOFFICIAL LEADERBOARD AFTER STAGE 6 Kilmore
1st (5) Michael Barrable/Dermot O'Gorman (Subaru WRC) 46.45
2nd (2) Niall Maguire/Paul Nagle (Subaru WRC) 47.23
3rd (4) David Armstrong/Herbie Blackburn (Esc.Cos) 48.28
4th (15) Mac McKenna/John Loughran (Peugeot rwd) 48.51
5th (16) Roy White/Des Cooney (Lancer N) 49.10
6th (11) Sean Gallagaher/Liam Costello (Esc.Cos) 49.40
7th (20) Eddie Kinirons/Greg Shinnors (Celica) 49.49
8th (7) Hugh Dunne/Derek Brannigan (Subaru WRC) 49.59
9th (10) Anthony O'Halloran/Kieran Cusack (Manta) 50.01
10th (17) Aaron McHale/Damien Connolly (Lancer N) 50.10
Remarkably Michael Barrable and Niall Maguire were equal fastest through both stages 5 and 6 to leave the positions at the top of this Stonethrowers Rally at the two thirds mark very much status quo. Even though Maguire was 1m45s faster through the second loop of stages than the first, he has made no impression on Michael Barrable's lead. Dunlop Championship leader Maguire commented "The different tyres for the 2nd loop were good, a cut slick, and I've discovered as well that the new front pads that I fitted before the start were not properly bedded in". Michael Barrable told us "We were on an intermediate tyre for that 2nd loop and they went off the boil through the last couple of stages, Niall was on the right tyre, overall though we're going well, the car feels lovely".
David Armstrong has kept a nice pace to hold on to 3rd place ahead of Mac McKenna and his amazing rear wheel drive Peugeot, Mac hampered slightly with further brake troubles.
Roy White maintains his gpN lead and 5th overall, Roy telling us that is not in fact using the development Proflex now, but rather his older stuff. Aaron McHale was faster than White through stages 5 and 6, but only by a couple of seconds, Aaron having his own battle with George Tracey in the Subaru. George's total 50.23, just outside the leaderboard. Also just outside the leaderboard is Joe McHugh in his gpA Escort Cosworth on 50.24 and David James is going well with 50.37 in his 2.2 litre Escort. Kieran Molloy in the gpN Subaru 50.59. Eddie Kinirons continues to have a good run in his Celica despite no 6th gear, and now having brake troubles. Patrick Elliott still cannot make the leaderboard, his total 51.57. Liam McCarthy/Kieran Murphy in the Corolla WRC 50.;30. FORD IRELAND FOCUS C/SHIP Oliver Stanley now leads by 4s from Colm Murphy with Brendan Kelly 3rd.