Nearly half the West Cork Historic Rally entry has a Kerry connection
There is plenty of Kerry interest in the Historic section of the West Cork Rally.
Of the 25 crews entered in the event 11 have a Kerry connection.
Alan Ring and Adrian Deasy are second seeds.
They will field the same Subaru Legacy that drove to second place over all in last November’s Killarney Historic Rally.
Killarney and District Motor Club member, Alan Watkins from Telford is another ‘local’ on the entry list in his Ford Escort.
Robert Falvey, a member of the extended Falvey rally family from Rathmore is also entered in the Historic section of the rally.
Fergus O’ Meara and Ronald Riordan are another Killarney and District Motor Club crew entered in the Historic category in their Ford Escort BDG.
In the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship points standings honours have been split between Neil and Duncan Williams.
Two top-three points finishes for Maurice and Steve Meskell put the Ford Escort Mk1 crew second and first respectively in the drivers’ and co-drivers’ standings. The Limerick brothers’ Escort is prepared locally by Brendan Brosnan.
The Meskell’s are four points ahead of Luke McCarthy and Kerry co-driver Brian Duggan who are also on the West Cork entry list.
Ray Breen, father of WRC star Craig returns to the championship in his repaired Subaru Legacy with Italy’s Tamara Molinaro reading his pacenotes. Breen Sr can trace his family roots to Strand St in Tralee.
Rathmore school teacher Declan Casey is on pacenote duty for Fermanagh’s Michael McDaid in a Ford Escort RS1800.
Denis Cronin from Ballylickey will start his 41st year of motorsport with Kilgarvan’s Helen O’Sullivan on co-driving duty in their Ford Escort.
Lixnaw’s Tommy Commane is alongside Philip Mckibbin in their Ford Escort Mk1.
James Hall has employed Tralee co-driver Tony McCarthy to guide him around the West Cork stages in their fabulous Audi Coupe.
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