It’s coming up to the end of the year which means it’s time for the final rally of the year in Ireland. Time to hit the Killarney Historic Rally!
In the Modified section, this year’s MSA British Rally Championship Junior Champion, Rob Duggan, took to the track in his highly modified Ford Escort MK11 (seen below). It took the might of his own driving expertise and a little help from his Kumho tyres to see the young champion across the finish line in first place and claim victory in the Modified section.
The Historic Rally, overall, was won by Ryan Barrett also in his Ford Escort MK11, and ALSO shod in Kumho tyres! After moving into the lead on the fourth stage, Barrett, guided by Paul McCann, finished the seven-stage event 45.1 seconds ahead of the Escort of Welsh ace Melvyn Evans and his Cork co-driver Sean Hayde.
A great event all round, with some awesome success for Kumho Tyre.
There was plenty of excitement across the board at Killarney. See an extract of the excitement below.
“Gaining time on S.S. 5 Duggan went 14.2 seconds ahead but Newman responded to reduce the margin to 7.9 seconds prior to the night’s final stage. In a dramatic final stage Duggan damaged the rear left wheel rim, but kept his composure to take victory by 5.6 seconds. Donegal’s Kevin Eves (Toyota Corolla) made a final stage push that saw him take third away from Damien Toner (Escort).” Martin Walsh, Motorsport, Irish Examiner.
Read all of the action by clicking here.