Keith Cronin and Mikie Glavin are plotting to make a surprise return to the British Rally Championship.
The 2017 British and 2016 Irish champions have placed an entry for next month’s Nicky Grist Rally in Wales, the second round of the BRC but beyond placing the entry, which closed last week, nothing else is confirmed.
They did not nominate a car on the entry but are linked to either a Ford Fiesta Rally 2 or a Citroen DS3 Rally 2 if their plan comes together.
The Killarney and District Motor Club crew have not competed since the 2018 Ypres Rally in Belgium when they finished tenth after running as high as sixth and leading BRC contender until a puncture in their Fiesta R5 thwarted progress and dropped them down the order.
Cronin is one of the most successful drivers in British Rally Championship history as the West Cork-based driver recorded his fourth title on the Isle of Man (in 2017) in an epic last stage dual. The Killarney and District Motor Club member edged Sweden’s Fredrik Ahlin to the title by a mere one-tenth of a second and a single championship point to put him equal with the late-great Roger Clark in the record books.
Aghadoe’s Glavin partnered the West Cork ace during the 2017 season while one year earlier the team won the Irish Tarmac Championship title.
“Beyond getting my license there is nothing confirmed,” said Galvin, “We are not going back with a need to win, but to test the waters and enjoy ourselves,”
Galvin is one of only a small number of Irish co-drivers to win both the Irish and British titles. On that occasion, they were at the wheel of a Citroen DS 3 R5
Fellow Kerry man Noel O’Sullivan is also registered for the 2021 BRC, alongside Welsh man Osian Pryce in a Volkswagen Polo R5. They finished third on the BRC season-opener at Oulton Park in May.
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