Mossie Costello narrowly missed out on being crowned Irish Junior 1000 champion at Sunday’s Cork Forestry Rally – the championship’s final round.
The Tarbert teenager entered the event with a mathematical chance of claiming the championship.
However a clutch problem hindered progress during the morning loop of stages and while he set good times in the afternoon, he finished third. He was actually leading the category for a while but an overshoot cost valuable time that was to have repercussions on the championship. His third-place finish was not enough to deprive Waterford’s Jack Brennan from winning the championship.
“It was a day Mossie won’t forget for a while,” said his father Jason, “A simple overshoot on stage three cost him the lead but he didn’t give up he put in another fastest time on stage four but it still wasn’t enough. But to end up third overall and second in the forestry championship – we are very proud of him.”
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