Did you hear about the Irishman leading an FIA World Rally Championship?

Did you hear about the Irishman leading an FIA World Rally Championship?

When we think of the World Rally Championship attention is drawn immediately to Craig Breen and Paul Nagle – the only full-time Irish crew in the sport’s top tier.

We can’t forget Toyota’s Aaron Johnston who is third in the WRC standings alongside Takamoto Katsuta.

But none of these three great competitors are leading an FIA World Rally Championship.

That honour falls to Cavan man James Fulton. He is one of Breen and Nagle’s key background men on the WRC events he does not contest.

But he is competing in this weekend’s Rally Estonia alongside Josh McErlean.

Estonia is the fifth round of the WRC2 – Junior class.

And while McErlean is tenth in the series standings there is a huge difference in the co-driver’s league.

All of McErlean’s driving rivals employ co-drivers who are not eligible for the WRC 2 Junior co-drivers championship and this leaves Fulton at the top of that list after the opening rounds.

Fulton scored maximum points in Portugal and Spain

He is 28 points clear of Belgian, Louis Louka ahead of this weekend’s Rally Estonia.

With thanks to Matt from MCR Motorsport Media who verified the facts in this story!

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