Eight former winners on entry list for Kerry Winter Rally

Kerry Winter Rally latest

A total of eight former winners will go head-to-head in the Kerry Winter Rally on October 30.

Kerry Motor Club received 200 entries for their popular end of the season event. The seeded entry list was released on Sunday.

Only 140 cars are allowed start and the club has published a sizeable reserve list ensuring that the full capacity entry will start the event.

Leading the way is 2021 winner Sam Moffett in a Toyota Starlet. The Armagh-based Monaghan man won the event last year at the wheel of a Hyundai i20 R5 but new rules mean such cars are not allowed start club rallies.

He will be co-driven by Abbeyfeale’s Keith Moriarty who is chasing a second win in the event.

He previously won the rally in 2017 alongside Gary Kiernan and the Cavan man is back for another crack at the title and will start at two behind Moffett.

Sam Moffett (Toyota Starlet). Photo: Martin Walsh.

Daniel Cronin, a double winner in 2014 and 2016, will drive a Mitsubishi Lancer E9 on the event. He will be hoping to match his brother Keith’s three wins (2007, 2008 and 2009) on the rally.

Local hero Mike Quinn will start at ten in his Ford Escort. He won the rally in 2013 with Tony Healy on the notes. Healy will co-drive for number three seed Ryan Loughran on this occasion while Kieran Doherty will call the pacenotes for Quinn.

Kanturk’s Barry Meade won the rally in 2011and he will start at 19 for the 2022 running of the event.

2006 winner Kevin O’Donoghue will drive a BMW M3 E30 on this year’s rally.

Alan Ring, the 2010 event winner will drive a historic specification Subaru Lagacy on the rally. He will be co-driven by Adrian Deasy, the same man who guided him to victory 12 years ago and they lead a formidable historic rally category field.

Local man Brendan Brosnan won the rally way back in 1986 and 36 years later he is still featuring in his local rally. He will start at 51 in his Ford Escort.

Official rally programmes will go on sale in usual stockists this week.  


 

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