Paul Nagle will act as a brand ambassador for Hyundai Ireland and its Kerry agent Adams of Tralee for the year ahead.
Nagle and his driver Craig Breen are preparing for their third season with the Hyundai Motorsport World Rally team.
While their full programme is yet to be announced they should get six of the 12 rounds of the World Rally Championship provided all 12 events go ahead as planned.
Nagle will drive the latest version of the Hyundai Tucson, launched on the Irish market last November, during his term as a brand ambassador.
The Hyundai Tucson is Kerry’s best-selling car and Adams of Tralee is the local agent for the brand.
There is a double Killarney connection with the deal. Adams of Tralee general manager Marcus O’Shea and Nagle are Aghadoe neighbours.
“This is our first venture into motorsport sponsorship,” Marcus told the Killarney Advertiser. “We have to support our local heroes. It is important too as we have a lot of Killarney people working here in Adams – myself included.”
Nagle and Breen’s programme will be announced in the coming weeks. They were scheduled to contest Rally Sweden in February but that event got cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation in that country. A replacement all-snow rally will be revealed soon and the Irish team are expected to enter that event.
This article was originally published in the Killarney Advertiser. Kerry Motorsport News is the motorsport content provider to the Killarney Advertiser.