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Sat May 30, 2015

ERC event wins major tourism award IRC ERC event wins major tourism award The Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally has won a major tourism industry award. ...

Thu April 16, 2015

Martin impresses on his ERC debut Peugeot Martin impresses on his ERC debut Charles Martin finished a very impressive fifth on the Circuit of Ireland – his first FIA European Rally Championship event in his Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16. ...

Wed April 8, 2015

Dramatic weekend for Tuthill Porsche IRC Dramatic weekend for Tuthill Porsche Tuthill Porsche achieved another milestone last weekend, when its 911 R-GT rally car became the first contemporary Porsche 911 to start the Circuit of Ireland Rally in almost thirty years. Driver Robert Woodside and co-driver Allan Harryman delighted thousands of rally fans wi...

Ingram on Circuit of Ireland podium IRC Ingram on Circuit of Ireland podium Chris Ingram has moved up to second in the FIA European Junior Rally Championship, after finishing third on the Circuit of Ireland (2nd - 4th April) in his PEUGEOT UK 208 ‘R2’. This year’s event was held over 18 fast and bumpy stages in counties Antrim and Down – and the chang...

Mon April 6, 2015

Emontional Peugeot win in Ireland Peugeot Emontional Peugeot win in Ireland The Peugeot Rally Academy produced another top performance on the Circuit of Ireland Rally where Craig Breen and the 208 T16 rounded off a solid display with top prize on home soil which takes them into the championship lead! There were solid runs from the other Peugeot Rally Aca...

Sat April 4, 2015

Breen achieves his dream victory IRC Breen achieves his dream victory Craig Breen has achieved a childhood ambition by winning the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally – and in doing so, the Peugeot Rally Academy driver has taken the lead of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship. ...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC IRL SS18 - End @ 05:38 PM - Breen has an overshot and stalled the engine and can't believe he still won. Greer on the other hand has an electrical fire after the finish line, so he won't be in the final results. Final results (after SS18)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 2h04m04s5;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +6s4;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m42s3
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +2m24s1;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m41s2;
DNF= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m31s7 6th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m36s1;
7th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +ms;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m29s7;
9th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +8m39s5;
10th= Bergkvist/Sjöberg, Opel, +ms

IRC IRL SS17 - Breen spins @ 05:01 PM - Unfortunately timing is very slow. Only the stage before Barrable went out. So now Breen spins and goes into the last stage with only 5sec ahaed of Kajetanowicz. Results after SS17:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h55m27s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +5s;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s9
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m56s5;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m16s5;
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m15s;
7th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m28s2;
8th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m55s4;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m07s4;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +7m59s9

IRC IRL SS16 - Barrable out! @ 04:03 PM - Longest stage of the day and Barrable went over a bank into a field and out of the rally. Thorburn never started the stage. Giacomo Costenaro, who would have moved into the top10 as a result, was heavily slowed by a broken driveshaft. Results after SS16:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h49m59s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +19s8;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m22s4
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m59s5;
5th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m22s9;
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +4m17s8;
7th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m35s9;
8th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m56s6;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +7m08s6;
10th= Jeets/Toom, Ford, +7m58s6

IRC IRL SS15 @ 03:14 PM - Breen just 0.2s faster than Barrable over 14km. Next stage is 26km. Results after SS15:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h35m35s;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s1;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +14s7
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +59s5;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m33s1;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +2m04s3;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m29s;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m29s;
9th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m14s6;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m25s7

IRC IRL SS13&14 @ 02:53 PM - Back to back Lisburn town stage run, stage less than 1 mile. First run won by Barrable, second run won by Breen, so not much has changed. Thorburn without powersteering. Bergkvist lost the Juniors lead to team mate Griebel with a suspected broken driveshaft. Results after SS13&14:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h27m54s;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s3;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s9
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +52s8;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m26s7;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m56s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m10s1;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m07s9;
9th= Greer/Chervonenko, Ford, +4m03s5;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m08s4

IRC IRL SS12 @ 11:40 AM - Lead changed again, back to Barrable. Breen says he has an all event issue with the car not pulling properly out of junctions, which is bad for 1st and last stage of the loop. Jeets has dropped 2min with an off. Results after SS12:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h25m55s8;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +1s8;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s5
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +46s9;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m20s6;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m53s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +2m;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +3m02s2;
9th= Greer/Chervonenko, Ford, +3m50s8;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +4m01s1

IRC IRL SS11 @ 11:10 AM - There is a problem with stage times transmission, so results will be delayed. Meanwhile Breen has re-taken the lead by 1.1sec. Tarabus lost some time in a ditch. battle. Results after SS11:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 1h17m12s;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s8;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +12s1
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +40s4;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m06s9;
6th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m41s8;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m46s9;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m39s1;
9th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +3m38s8;
10th= Lukyanuk/Chervonenko, Ford, +3m39s6

IRC IRL SS10 @ 10:08 AM - Longest stage of the day. Stephen Wright retires from 7th. Breen pulls time back on Barrable while Kajetanowicz closes in too for a potential 3-way battle. Results after SS10:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 1h11m53s7;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +0s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s5
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +39s7;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m00s1;
6th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m17s3;
7th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m35s1;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m35s3;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m24s9;
10th= Doyle/Hayes, Skoda, +3m29

IRC IRL SS9 @ 09:16 AM - Breen loses lead by quite a gap but doesn't seem too worried. Stage win goes to Josh Moffett. Results after SS9:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 57m02s83
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +8s;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +38s5;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +55s;
6th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m06s4;
7th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +1m12s3;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m20s7;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m23s5;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m04s2

Fri April 3, 2015

Very narrow lead for Breen in Ireland IRC Very narrow lead for Breen in Ireland as he leads his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship overnight, albeit by a slender one-second margin. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy driver took the lead on the second stage and held it until the end of the day, despite an frust...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC IRL SS7&8 - Day1 @ 06:37 PM - Two back to back runs over 1.5km Newtownards. Breen very slow both times. Lukyanuk surprisingly wins both stages. And a spin costs Josh Moffett 10 Pounds in a personal bet with his brother. Results after day1 (SS7&8):
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 49m09s6;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +16s8
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +42s1;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +59s3;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +59s8;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m03s3;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s2;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m16s6;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m49s7

IRC IRL SS6 @ 05:40 PM - First stage win for Kajetanowicz while Breen extends lead. Results after SS6:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 45m52s6;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +10s9;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +29s2
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +41s8;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +55s8;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +1m07s9;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m08s5;
8th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m24s5;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m28s;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m53s4

IRC IRL SS5 @ 04:51 PM - Breen seems to like this Hamilton's Folly stage. Great time has him way clear of Barrable again. Strong time by Kajetanowicz too, taking both the Moffetts. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 39m52s8;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +10s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s9
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +32s7;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +42s4;
6th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +59s4;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +1m04s5;
8th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m17s5;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m19s8;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m39s9

IRC IRL SS4 @ 03:56 PM - Barrable wins stage with Breen only 4th, so battle for the lead down to 1.2s. Consani still listed but effectively retired as his gearbox broke near the end. Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 30m53s4;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +1s2;
3rd= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +23s6
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +25s5;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +27s6;
6th= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +32s1;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +42s2;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +48s1;
9th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m03s4;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m03s7

IRC IRL SS3 @ 01:03 PM - Alastair Fisher from 4th missing at stage end. Kajetanowicz drops time with an overshot early in the stage. So quite some re-shuffle in the top10. Results after SS3:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 23m12s9;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +6s1;
3rd= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +16s7
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +21s4;
5th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +25s7;
6th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +30s7;
7th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +37s4;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +38s4;
9th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +53s4;
10th= Martin/Salva, Peugeot, +1m02s5

IRC IRL SS2 @ 12:18 AM - Even more standing water and the famous Fisher jump. Breen takes lead. Lukyanuk has a broken driveshaft and McCormack lost 5min with a puncture. Results after SS2:
1st= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, 17m05s7;
2nd= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, +2s5;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s
4th= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +11s1;
5th= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +12s7;
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +17s4;
7th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +20s1;
8th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +28s9;
9th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +31s9;
10th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +44s9

IRC IRL SS1 @ 11:30 AM - Barrable wins stage in a brand new Fiesta R5. Strong time from Fisher too despite a spin. It's slight rain changing with sunshine and some standing water on the stages, very tricky. Results after SS1:
1st= Barrable/Connolly, Ford, 7m43s6;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Peugeot, +7s2;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +7s3
4th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +10s4;
=5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s1;
=5th= Consani/Vilmot, Citroen, +11s1;
7th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +12s2;
8th= Thorburn/Beaton, Ford, +15s8;
9th= Wright/Galvin, Ford, +18s7;
10th= McCormack/O'Reilly, Skoda, +19s

Thu April 2, 2015

Barrable choses to be 1st on the road IRC Barrable choses to be 1st on the road Irish hero Robert Barrable says he will demonstrate his bravery by starting round three of the FIA European Rally Championship first on the road. ...

Huge crowds at Belfast start ramps IRC Huge crowds at Belfast start ramps Despite the rain, huge crowds enjoyed a carnival atmosphere outside Belfast City Hall tonight, at the ceremonial start to the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. ...

Ingram in GTI 30th anniversary colours Peugeot Ingram in GTI 30th anniversary colours PEUGEOT UK’s junior rally star Chris Ingram will debut a striking black and red ‘Coupe Franche’(a diagonal sharp line dividing two distinct colours) livery design recently used to promote the 30th anniversary of the Peugeot GTi on his 208 ‘R2’rally car, when he contests his home ...

Mon March 30, 2015

Peugeot at Circuit of Ireland in full force Peugeot Peugeot at Circuit of Ireland in full force For round three of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship, all three Peugeot Rally Academy drivers will be in action in Ireland, with Craig Breen and Charles Martin in 208 T16s, plus Diogo Gago in a 208 R2. The team has its sights set on victory at the season's first all-as...

Sat March 28, 2015

Q&A Craig Breen, Circuit of Ireland IRC Q&A Craig Breen, Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen would love to follow in the wheel tracks of his Irish rally heroes and win the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. So, ahead of his home round of the FIA European Rally Championship, we asked the 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 driver about h...

Full preview Circuit of Ireland IRC Full preview Circuit of Ireland A magnificent 53-car entry will contest the first pure asphalt event of the 2015 FIA European Rally Championship season, the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally from 2-4 April. The star-studded list includes 18 drivers in headlining R5 and Super 2000 cars and 1...

Mon March 23, 2015

Martin ready for Peugeot ERC prize drive Peugeot Martin ready for Peugeot ERC prize drive Charles Martin’s preparations for his 2015 FIA European Rally Championship prize-winning campaign got off to the best start, when he won his class on the Rallye du Touquet. ...

Wed March 18, 2015

Tuthill Porsche enters Circuit of Ireland IRC Tuthill Porsche enters Circuit of Ireland Tuthill Porsche announces the return of the Porsche 911 to the Circuit of Ireland Rally after almost thirty years away. Currently leading the 2015 FIA R-GT Cup and fresh from a dominant victory on the Monte Carlo Rally, Tuthill's 911 enters the 2015 Circuit of Ireland as a Eu...

Fri March 13, 2015

Opel Junior Griebel testing for Ireland IRC Opel Junior Griebel testing for Ireland The Saarland-Pfalz Rallye was the first round of the ADAC Opel Junior Cup and it was also earmarked as a test event for the Circuit of Ireland for Opel’s ERC Juniors Marijan Griebel and Emil Bergkvist. But it was not quite that straight forward. Opel lend Marijan Griebel a works ...

Consani on ERC prize money hat-trick Peugeot Consani on ERC prize money hat-trick Robert Consani heads to the Circuit of Ireland with a chance of achieving a lucrative FIA European Rally Championship privateer prize money hat-trick. ...

Thu March 12, 2015

Lukyanuk ready for ERC asphalt challenge Ford Lukyanuk ready for ERC asphalt challenge Alexey Lukyanuk is planning a big test programme ahead of a very rare appearance on asphalt on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, round three of the FIA European Rally Championship. ...

Thu February 19, 2015

German asphalt test for Opel Junior duo IRC German asphalt test for Opel Junior duo Emil Bergkvist and Marijan Griebel will use the upcoming ADAC Saarland-Pfalz Rallye as a valuable chance to test on asphalt ahead of the next round of the FIA European Rally Championship – the demanding Circuit of Ireland Rally (2-4 April). ...

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