Circuit of Munster Rallysport style report on Kerry finishers
Alan Costello/Paddy Costello Ford Escort Mk2
45th overall 1st in class
The Costelo brothers reported no problems on their way to first in class – like every one in the rally they found the going very slippery especially over the final loop.
Hazel O’Callaghan/Amy Burke Ford Escort Mk2
Photo by Dermot Kellher
Milltown’s Amy Burke was on pacenote duty for local woman Hazel O’Callaghan. They won the Women in Motorsport Ireland award presented by the Top Part West Coast Championship.
Roland Doherty/Patrick J O’Dowd Vauxhall Nova
3rd in class
The Kerry Limerick crew reported a slipping clutch early in the day, an alternator issue and a power steering issue hampered their run too but took third in the 1400cc class.
Eddie Kennelly/Paul McGlinchey Ford Escort Mk2
3rd in class
Another crew with alternator issues early in the day but they were able to get it changed in the first service on their way to third in class 11R.
Neil Phelan/Keith McCarthy Ford Escort Mk2
Lack of grip hampered progress but the Cork – Kerry crew were happy with their run.
Peter Kelly/Tommy Hayes Ford Escort
This was Kelly’s first rally since the Imokilly Mini Stage in July 2019. Prior to that it was ten years since the Killarney man drove a rally car so more than happy to make the finish.
Declan O’Sullivan/Sean Marsh VW Golf Mk1
In just his second rally Declan O’Sullivan took second place in class 10 in his VW Golf. An interesting side note, Declan was marshalling on Déjà vu Tralee the weekend before. Once the task was completed he drive the Golf behind the cavalcade of rally cars. It was spotted on social media and John Duffy, Killian’s father has tasked Declan with restoring his VW Golf in time for Daja Vu Westport in September.
Gary Healy/Gearoid Moynihan Honda Civic EK4
This was Garry’s third rally and Gearoid’s second event – they finished second in the junior rally.
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