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RALLY NEWS No.3 - After SS3 - Sunday @ 11:43:27
RALLY NEWS NO.3 Service/Sunday

1st (1) Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Impreza WRC) 18.46
2nd (114) Darren Gass/Enda Sherry (Impreza WRC) 19.00
3rd (2) Niall Maguire/Barry Goodman (Impreza WRC) 19.07
4th (5) Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Escort) 19.36
(6) Ed O'Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Escort) 19.36
6th (3) Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Lancer N) 19.45
7th (8) Eamonn Daly/Brian Doherty (Lancer N) 19.53
8th (18) Tommy Mason/Podge Doody (Escort) 20.23
9th (10) Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Escort Cos) 20.27
10th (27) Stephen Baxter/Darragh Mullan (Fiesta) 20.40

Through stage 3 Kevin Barrett set fastest time by 4s from Darren Gass with Niall Maguire a further 6s back. Barrett did not have such a good time through stage 2 but he commented afterwards that he was trying to save his Subaru tyres on the drying roads. Then he was able to give the car its head through stage 3 as he knew service was just up the road. Darren Gass reported no real problems, but no heroics either. Niall Maguire seemed a little dejected after stage 3; he seemed to be trying hard but was disappointed in his time.

Ed O’Callaghan had been fastest of the Mk2 Escorts through the first 2 stages but had to give best to Mike Quinn through stage 3. Ed said he lost quite a few seconds when he spun his Escort just after the start of stage 3. Quinn felt that he was able to up the pace as the roads dried and his confidence increased.

Alan Ring leads group N. Alan thought he would have been slightly higher up than 6th o/a but he does have a new engine in the car and was also trying different tyres this morning. Eamonn Daly has recovered from 2 spins on the opening stage and was fastest group N through SS3. Thomas Fitzmaurice of TLI was as high as 3rd o/a and leading group N but he withdrew his Lancer at the start of stage 2. Shane Maguire put his GpN Impreza into a field in stage 3.

Stephen Baxter has been having a brilliant run so far and is 10th o/a in his Fiesta but could be in a spot of bother because of a slipping clutch. We mentioned earlier that Charlie Hickey’s Escort seemed to be on 3 cylinders at the end of stage 1. It transpired that a wiring to one of the injectors had come loose and he was able to jury rig a repair and continue. Frank Kelly had problems with the throttle sticking on the opening stage. This is a brand new engine and he seems to have the problem sorted and the engine is running a bit cooler than it was. Frank reckons the car is over-geared, he is not getting into 6th gear at all and he may take a penalty here at service to give himself time to take the gearbox out and change the ratios. Anthony Hand/Laura Fuery continue to lead the Junior category from Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh in their Nova. Anthony reckoned he was too cautious through stage 3 and the gap is now down to 2s.

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