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JWRC: Shaun Gallagher Rally Sardinia preview

Gallagher aims to keep lead in Sardinia Donegal's Shaun Gallagher will be aiming to keep his leading place in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, where he leads the "rookie" class, in Sardinia this weekend. Thw World Rally Team...

Gallagher aims to keep lead in Sardinia

Donegal's Shaun Gallagher will be aiming to keep his leading place in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship, where he leads the "rookie" class, in Sardinia this weekend.

Thw World Rally Team Ireland driver is optimistic about his chances and enthusiastic about the event. "It's a tough field," said Gallagher. "All of the FIA Junior competitors have elected to compete in Sardinia, so we will be hoping to put in good times and maintain our lead in the Rookie Championship."

Tough competition is likely, though, with the news this week that Peugeot works driver Brian Bouffier from France has joined the PH Sport Citroen team to compete in the event. He will compete in a Citroen C2R2, the same car as Gallagher.

Sardinia has switched to gravel surface, and the stages themselves are extremely fast, despite being tight and narrow. An additional challenge drivers will face is running order, given that the hot dry weather is likely to mean the first few cars will be displacing the top layer of dust for the follow-on cars to access the harder, grippier surface below.

-credit: world rally team ireland

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