Not every Kerry-based competitor made the headlines at last weekend’s Corrib Oil Galway International Rally. Here we take a look at the midfield runer who otherwise would not get any air time at all.
Glenflesk’s Bob Moran and his West Cork co-driver, Eoin Collins, lost over six minutes on the final Saturday stage when the throttle cable broke on his Ford Escort.
They eventually finished fourth in class but Saturday’s problem easily cost them a podium finish in their class.
Fossa’s Sam Leech was in a battle “with myself”.
This time last year he relied on Rally2 and possibly even Rally 3,4 and 5 rules, if they existed, to get to the finish.
The Opel Corsa driver was the only competitor in class 10 but after a trouble-free weekend, he was determined to make amends for last year and the class award was, merely, a bonus.
Gearoid Reagan and his local co-driver Brian Martyn were on their first Galway International Rally together.
They took second in class 22. The Honda Civic crew survived a lurid 360-degree spin during the Sunday run but, otherwise, reported a trouble-free run over the two days.
In the historic section, Cork driver Luke McCarthy and his Healy Pass co-driver Brian Duggan failed to get their tyre choice right for most of the weekend.
“It was fun but not very fast,” explained Brian, as they eventually took ninth in the popular category
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