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Cork 20 International Rally
RALLY NEWS No.4 - Millstreet - Saturday @ 15:31:50
 

RALLY NEWS NO.4 Millstreet Service/Saturday

UNOFFICIAL LEADERBOARD AFTER STAGE 6
1st (1) Daragh O`Riordan/Tony McDaid (Fiesta WRC) 48.41.5
2nd (2) Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Impreza WRC) 48.59.8
3rd (4) Donagh Kelly/Kevin Flanagan (Focus WRC) 49.18.7
4th (5) Kevin Kelleher/Ger Conway (Impreza WRC) 49.45.4
5th (9) Owen Murphy/James O`Brien (Lancer N) 50.08.8
6th (14) Seb Ling/Aled Davies (Lancer N) 50.30.8
7th Sam Moffett 8th Stephen Wright 9th Josh Moffett 10th Colm Murphy
UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL L/BOARD AFTER STAGE 6
1st (11) Roy White/Liam Brennan (MG S2000) 49.58.7
2nd (16) Wesley Patterson/Sean Hayde (Escort) 52.12.3

On the second run over the Musherabeg stage the leaderboard changed dramatically when Declan Boyle`s Subaru ran wide and got stuck up a bank for almost 5m. This left Daragh O`Riordan with an 18s lead. Garry Jennings is 2nd and still thinking more of the Tarmac Championship than fighting for a win here. His main championship rival Donagh Kelly is a further 18s back. Declan Boyle had a fair idea that there was a problem with his Subaru front left suspension damper when he started the stage. The unit had leaked out most of its oil. Declan said he was being cautious but not cautious enough when he slowed at a dip into a 5 right corner the Subaru slewed wide, hit the scenery and fell over. Daragh O`Riordan told us that he really enjoyed that loop of stages and is getting more and more used to the car. Garry Jennings is watching himself every in ch of the way, being extra careful, with his driving and with the car. Donagh Kelly in 3rd place is still struggling with his Focus WRC launch control and now the hand brake mechanism is giving cause for concern at hairpins.

Kevin Kelleher has new brake pads as well as tyres on his Subaru and said. `It has transformed the yoke`. The Group N situation in the International part of the rally changed in stage 6, Mullaghanish, when Colm Murphy`s Impreza suffered a damaged wheel rim. Colm reckons that is not his lucky stage as the last time in there his car suffered a broken gearbox. This leaves Owen Murphy leading Group N by just over 20s from Sebastian Ling with Sam Moffett 3rd. Stephen Wright is 4th in GpN and is determined to keep things steady in his efforts to win group N on the Tarmac Championship. Josh Moffett produced a couple of quick times on that loop but stage 6 did not go quite so well as his Lancer seemed a bit wandery.

In the National Rally Roy White/Liam Brennan are still the pace setters. Their closest pursuer Phil Collins has dropped back following a stage 6 puncture on his Escort.


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