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Tue April 12, 2016

Circuit delivers M-Sport success Ford Circuit delivers M-Sport success M-Sport cars enjoyed success on two very different circuits last weekend as a number of Ford Fiesta R5 drivers took to the Circuit of Ireland while Bentley Team M-Sport competed on the opening round of the Blancpain Sprint Series in Misano. As the longest running event in the ...

Mon April 11, 2016

Moffett takes BRC Circuit win IRC Moffett takes BRC Circuit win Irishman Josh Moffett and co-driver John Rowan won the second round of the MSA British Rally Championship today (April 8), after a weekend of attrition on the famous Circuit of Ireland. No fewer than four drivers held the lead during the two-day event, but the 23-year-old mastere...

Pirelli tops championships IRC Pirelli tops championships Pirelli driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz has moved into the European Rally Championship lead with second place on the Circuit of Ireland, round two of the series, ahead of local man Alastair Fisher - who also scored top points in the Irish Tarmac championship. With Pirelli addition...

Sun April 10, 2016

Breen fends off Kajetanowicz IRC Breen fends off Kajetanowicz Craig Breen triumphed in a renewed rivalry with Kajetan Kajetanowicz to win the Circuit of Ireland for the second straight year upon his return to the FIA European Rally Championship. Leading ever since a sublime drive on the longest stage of the rally on SS3, Breen had over h...

Sat April 9, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC UK SS14 - end @ 05:10 PM - Breen wins as Kajto is on rain tyres and last stage is dry. Josh Moffett was lucky to keep forth as he had brake failure, but Tarabus retired near the start of the stage with an unknown problem. Final results (after SS14)(subject to last road section and scrutineering):
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h54m16s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s6;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +56s4;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m40s1;
5th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +2m07s
6th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m55s6;
7th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m36s1;
8th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m51s1;
9th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +5m52s2;
10th= Koltun/Pleskot, Ford, +6m26s2

IRC UK SS13 @ 04:26 PM - With only one stage left Breen opens lead back to 11.3s. The gap between Moffett and Tarabus for 4th is only 4.9s. Results after SS13:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h45m17s4;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s3;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +43s;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m29s;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m33s9
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m58s4;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m50s5;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m26s2;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m33s4;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +5m18s8

IRC UK SS12 @ 03:42 PM - Hamilton Folly provides drama again. Elfyn Evans hits a wall and is out of the rally for the 2nd time. Breen hits a rock and collects a puncture, lead now down to 5.2s. Results after SS12:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h38m03s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +5s2;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +28s1;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m20s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m23s
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m47s9;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +2m12s6;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +4m08s9;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +4m11s;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m46s1

IRC UK SS11 @ 03:35 PM - Fastest Evans from Breen now on correct tyres. Moffett says he is not pushing any more, driving to keep position. Wright passes Cave. Wooside from 11th missing at finish. Results after SS11:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h28m43s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +12s3;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +24s4;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s9;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m28s4
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m50s6;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m57s4;
8th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m55s1;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m57s2;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m29s2

IRC UK SS10 @ 12:35 AM - Aahlin from 7th next on the retirement list with an off. Breen claws 2sec back from Kajto. Results after SS10:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h21m16s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +10s4;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +22s6;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m04s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m24s8
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m42s9;
7th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m48s2;
8th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m34s;
9th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m43s7;
10th= McGonigle/Geaney, Skoda, +4m10s9

IRC UK SS9 @ 11:23 AM - Breen loses more time to Kajto on too soft tyres. Aahlin has two spins. Sam Moffett crashes out from 8th and McCormack retires with broken fuel pump from 4th. Josh Moffett passes Tarabus and moves from 6th to 4th. Greer from 9th to 6th in all those dramas. Results after SS9:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h12m10s2;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +8s4;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +17s6;
4th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m02s9;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m16s2
6th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m38s6;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m44s5;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m45s3;
9th= Cave/Morgan, Ford, +3m11s7;
10th= Wright/Fulton, Ford, +3m27s7

IRC UK SS8 @ 10:32 AM - Famous Hamiltons Folly with the big jump. Breen losing more time vs Kajto. Puncture for Aahlin. In Juniors a puncture makes Griebel lose his lead, he is a minute down now. Results after SS8:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 1h04m54s1;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s5;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +16s7;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +56s5;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m03s5
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m05s1;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m16s6;
8th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m25s3;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m37s9;
10th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m41s2

IRC UK SS7 @ 10:02 AM - Evans wins stage ahead of Josh Moffett. Breen has a slow time, no particular issue, but lead now down to 17s. Bogie loses 2 places with an off. Max Vatanen stranded with a technical issue. Results after SS7:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 55m36s9;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +17s9;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +20s5;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +56s8;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m01s4
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m09s;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m11s2;
8th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m27s7;
9th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m36s;
10th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m39s

Fri April 8, 2016

Breen leads on ERC return IRC Breen leads on ERC return Craig Breen leads the Circuit of Ireland at the end of day one on his return to the FIA European Rally Championship, on course for back-to-back victories on the event. Using an R5 version of the Michelin-equipped Citroën DS3 he’s campaigning in the World Rally Championship thi...

NEWS JUST IN

IRC UK SS6 - day1 @ 09:11 PM - This was a superspecial with a massive twist. Breen loses 15sec of his lead with a spin and Aahlin hit a kerb and drops from 4th to 7th. Results after day1 (SS6):
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 47m51s3;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +25s1;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +27s6;
4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Ford, +58s1;
5th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m05s3
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m16s7;
7th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m18s5;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m27s4;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m32s3;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m40s

IRC UK SS5 @ 04:57 PM - Last proper stage of the day, only short show stage missing. Breen hits a bank but still wins stage, while Kajetanowicz is only 6th fastest, so Breen's lead is extended by another 10sec. Results after SS5:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 45m27s2;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +36s1;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +41s7;
4th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +1m03s7;
5th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +1m06s3
6th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m14s9;
7th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m19s4;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m34s2;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m44s6;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m47s3

IRC UK SS4 @ 04:02 PM - Now it is full rain. Times slower by about 20-30sec compared to the first run but top times very close together on the stage. Results after SS4:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 37m58s;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +26s1;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +32s4;
4th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +57s4;
5th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +57s5
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +1m03s4;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m05s9;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m20s7;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m25s;
10th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m27s2

IRC UK SS3 - Evans out @ 01:08 PM - Evans retires from the lead mid stage with auxiliaries belt failure. Massive stge win for Breen. Dela Casa and Simpson crash on same corner and Henry drops from 5th to 12th for an unknown delay. Results after SS3:
1st= Breen/Martin, Citroen, 32m03s8;
2nd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +25s;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +29s6;
=4th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +53s4;
=4th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +53s4
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +58s7;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +1m04s2;
8th= Greer/Riddick, Citroen, +1m17s6;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +1m18s1;
10th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +1m18s5

IRC UK SS2 @ 11:59 AM - Another stage win for Evans despite having power steering problems. Stage is even faster and also muddier than first one. Consani did not start stage with gearbox problems. Results after SS2:
1st= Evans/Parry, Ford, 15m44s6;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Citroen, +12s4;
3rd= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +13s3;
4th= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +15s5;
5th= Henry/Moynihan, Skoda, +18s8
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +25s4;
7th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +31s9;
8th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +32s4;
9th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +33s8;
10th= Aahlin/Abrahamsen, Ford, +34s2

IRC UK SS1 @ 11:56 AM - Stage drier than most expected, still muddy and very fast. Keith Cronin crashes out 1st corner of 1st stage. Evans with a clear stage win. Results after SS1:
1st= Evans/Parry, Ford, 10m10s4;
2nd= Breen/Martin, Citroen, +6s4;
3rd= Fisher/Noble, Ford, +7s9;
4th= Desi/Moynihan, Skoda, +10s9;
5th= Kajetanowicz/Baran, Ford, +11s
6th= J.Moffett/Rowan, Ford, +16s2;
7th= Tarabus/Trunkat, Skoda, +18s8;
8th= Bogie/Rae, Skoda, +19s3;
9th= S.Moffett/Atkinson, Ford, +20s5;
10th= McCormack/Moynihan, Skoda, +21s2

Thu April 7, 2016

Evans wins muddy qualifying IRC Evans wins muddy qualifying Elfyn Evans was quickest in a very challenging Qualifying Stage for the second round of the FIA European Rally Championship, the Circuit of Ireland, with many other drivers caught out by slippery conditions. Evans, leader of the British championship, set a time of 2m28.900s on...

The Loudon guide to Circuit of Ireland IRC The Loudon guide to Circuit of Ireland When I did the Circuit of Ireland with Robert Barrable a couple of years ago, there was a real feeling the event was growing; the legend had definitely been reborn. And now? Well, there's no doubting the fact that its back. Granted, it's not the full, five-day, north-sout...

Tue April 5, 2016

Lukyanuk to miss Circuit of Ireland IRC Lukyanuk to miss Circuit of Ireland FIA European Rally Championship leader Alexey Lukyanuk will be forced to miss this week’s Circuit of Ireland following a crash on Monday during testing for the second round of the season....

Mon April 4, 2016

Circuit of Ireland full preview IRC Circuit of Ireland full preview The FIA European Rally Championship heads to Northern Ireland next week (7-9 April) for round two of the 2016 season, the classic Circuit of Ireland. A fantastic field of 77 cars will take to the high-speed asphalt lanes, with a remarkable 38 R5 and Super 2000 cars taking par...

Fri April 1, 2016

BRC returns to Emerald Isle IRC BRC returns to Emerald Isle The MSA British Rally Championship returns to the iconic Circuit of Ireland next weekend (8/9 April) following a 25-year absence, with the best of British stars going head-to-head with the best in Ireland and Europe over 200 kilometres of closed road action. After a year's...

Simpson ready for Circuit of Ireland Skoda Simpson ready for Circuit of Ireland Neil Simpson has set his sights on a top 10 finish on the Circuit of Ireland Rally (7-9 April), which he’ll contest in his Simpsons ŠKODA Fabia R5. Despite a long and distinguished international rally career, during which time Neil became a works Volkswagen Motorsport driver, ...

Tue March 22, 2016

NEWS JUST IN

IRC Fantastic Circuit entry @ 06:22 PM - Check out the fantastic entry list for the Circuit of Ireland. Alongside ERC regulars as Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Alexey Lukyanuk we have entries from Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans, Alastair Fisher and many more. See according section in the Circuit of ireland field or follow link: http://www.rallye-info.com/event_entrylist.asp?event=665

Mon March 21, 2016

Breen returns to ERC Circuit of Ireland Citroen Breen returns to ERC Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen will return to FIA European Rally Championship action next month (7-9 April) when he competes on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, aiming to repeat his victory of 2015. Runner-up in the ERC standings last year after spending three seasons in the series, Breen is now co...

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