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Rally Sardinia: Gareth MacHale preview

On the loose in Sardinia for MacHale Gareth MacHale and Paul Nagle will take to the narrow gravel roads of Sardinia this weekend as the 7th round of the World Rally Championship gets underway. It's been a busy couple of weeks for the MacHale...

On the loose in Sardinia for MacHale

Gareth MacHale and Paul Nagle will take to the narrow gravel roads of Sardinia this weekend as the 7th round of the World Rally Championship gets underway.

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the MacHale team, with Gareth and Paul taking a sixth place in the Killarney International, just behind dad Austin. Aaron MacHale took top position in the Carlow Stages Rally this past weekend to go to the top of the Dunlop National Championship.

"Sardinia is a very exciting event. We finished 11th overall last year and are targeting a top ten finish this weekend. It's going to be tough on the tyres, with very hard gravel, but if we keep the pace steady, we'll bring it home safe," said Gareth.

This event is one of the most abrasive and demanding on tyres in the World Championship, but the total number which can be used by drivers over the course of the event is the lowest in the championship. The eighteen stages of the rally take place over three days in the picturesque north-west of the island, the second-largest in the Mediterranean and the third-largest region of Italy.

-credit: mrt

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Series WRC
Drivers Paul Nagle , Aaron MacHale