Jason Costello back behind the wheel of a rally car for the first time in four years as he lines out for Vision Sports Ireland charity event

Jason Costello was back behind the wheel of rally car for the first time since a serious crash on the 2018 Circuit of Munter Rally.

The Tarbert man volunteered for the Vision Sports Ireland track day at Mondello Park on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Vision Sport Ireland, in collaboration with Sara McFadden, Ireland’s only visually impaired rally co-driver, organised the two day track day.

The morning sessions allow visually impaired drivers, with the help of an instructor, drive road cars on the County Kildare track.

For many of the younger participants, it is their first time ever driving a car. Those who fully or partially lost their sight later in life were able to regain a previously lost freedom in what is a very emotional day for participants and their families.

As an added treat, rally drivers are invited to attend the afternoon session and they offered high-speed laps to the participants. It is their first time ever experiencing the thrill of a rally car.

Jason and his son Mossie shared driving duties in the Ford Escort Mk2 that was involved in that well-documented 2018 crash.

Mossie also drove his former Hyundai Junior Rally car which is now owned and run by the McFadden family.

Kerry Motorsport News spoke to some of the participants who were co-driving for the Costello family on Monday – look out later in the week for an additional feature on this aspect of the day.

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