Home Rally News Irish Notes Calendar Videos &
Pacenote News
Blog Patterson PaceNotes Coralba Links
Top Part Sligo
SEan Gallagher Cars
Patterson Pacenotes
Sligo Stages Rally 2013
RALLY NEWS No.5 - Service - Sunday @ 15:01:54

RALLY NEWS NO.5 Service/Sunday

1st (2) Declan & Brian Boyle (Impreza WRC) 50.21.3
2nd (3) Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Impreza WRC) 51.27.1
3rd (8) Sam Moffett/James O`Reilly (Lancer N) 52.40.9
4th (9) Josh Moffett/Jason McKenna (Lancer N) 52.58.1
5th (15) Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Escort) 54.02.1
6th (123) Raymond Conlon/Sarah Whelan (Corolla) 54.42.7
7th (27) David Leonard/Darragh Mullen (Lancer) 54.56.1
8th (29) Enda Haran/Patrick Corcoran (Escort) 54.56.2
9th (33) Ian Gunning/Fred Holmes (Escort) 55.03.3
10th (39) Gavin Gallagher/Fintan Monaghan (Lancer) 55.07.1

A move to phase 2 boost seemed to rejuvenate Declan Boyle`s Subaru over the last couple of stages and his lead now over Niall Maguire is just over a minute. Boyle is no longer pushing to maximum and it is a question more of getting the car home and securing the points in the Dunlop National Championship. Maguire has been hot on Declan`s heels for most of the day and indeed was just a second slower than the Donegal man through stage 5. But on stage 6 Maguire`s Impreza started to show signs of gearbox waywardness and he was actually slower than his first run through the stage. James Stafford had held a solid 3rd place up until stage 4 but then his Darrian came to a halt because of a mechanical problem. Indeed, the retirement rate continues to grow. Declan Gallagher had been going well in his Starlet but he has also stopped in stage 5 with a mechanical problem.
Adrian Sweeney`s Peugeot 207 arrived into service on a tow rope so he is out of the rally as well.

Stephen & Susanne Wright were figuring well in group N but Stephen felt his Lancer1s brake pedal going soft going into a tight corner in stage 4. He threw the car sideways, damaged the rear suspension and punctured a tyre. He was able to change the wheel and keep going but has dropped a fair bit of time. Paddy Kiernan has also dropped away back following a puncture. Jonathan Pringle is now the highest placed Escort despite a spin in stage 6.

Sam Moffett continues to lead group N and is now up to 3rd o/a. Sam`s Lancer is showing signs of contact with some of the chicanes, but otherwise he has had a brilliant run. His younger brother Josh was pushing him hard but Sam has edged clear and Josh told us that he will now be content to make the finish and forget about Sam. We shall see…….! Daniel Conaghan has had a spin in stage 4 then another in stage 5. Paul Kiely is now starting to enjoy his trip in his hired Lancer. Although Paul is not pushing hard he is starting to creep up the classification and is 3rd in class 20 behind Jack Maguire in his new Lancer.

Seamus Gallagher clipped a chicane in stage 4 but got away with no real damage. Declan Gannon had a massive overshoot in his Impreza in stage 6 and lost a few seconds. Enda Haran has had some spark plug troubles with his Escort but still leads class 12. Stephen McCann & Breen McNamee were up to 7th o/a but they have retired their Lancer in stage 5 when a half shaft broke. No times in as yet for Shane Maguire on stage 6.

More news later: BRIAN & LIZ PATTERSON (with thanks to Dougie Hughes and Art McCarrick plus Aidan Harper): Follow RallyNews on Twitter @Pacenotes or @Real_RallyNews www.rallynews.net

2020 Patterson Agencies

Web Counter

Follow us on Twitter

Tweet this page.

The independent on event rally news service.
All rights reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
designed by Patterson Agency Ltd