Will Irish eyes smile on Peugeot Sport Juniors in Cork?
12 Mar 2019
A host of Peugeot 208 R2 junior drivers will be aiming for glory in the British Rally Championship as the season makes its switch to asphalt for round two of the series, the West Cork Rally. (16/17 March)
Just last month at the Junior BRC opener in the forests of Wales, James Wilson and Arthur Kierans led a Peugeot 1-2-3-4, scooping a £2,500 prize from PEUGEOT UK and TOTAL in the process.
The Billy Coleman Award Winner battled relentlessly with fellow PEUGEOT 208 R2 contenders and fought from seventh after stage one, to take the first JBRC win of his career. William Creighton/Liam Regan took the runner up spot with Marty Gallagher/Dean O’ Sullivan providing the podium lock-out for PEUGEOT. Josh McErlean/Ger Conway brought their newly acquired example to fourth spot.
The hotly contested Championship now heads across the Irish Sea to Cork for two days of action on the closed public roads around the town. Not only will the Peugeot drivers be aiming for a slice of the prize fund on offer, but they will also be aiming to bag as many points as possible for their JBRC campaign.
The event offers over 240km of flat out driving spread across 15 special stages during the weekend. Actions gets underway at 10.58am on Saturday 16th March with the iconic “Ring” stage plus eight tests during the day including a spectator stage in Clonakilty.
The more leisurely midday start on St. Patrick’s Day will take see Clogagh, Ballinascarthy & Ardfield all attempted twice before an evening finish in Cork.
The Peugeot / Total prize fund of £24,000 is offer to competitors who drive a 208 R2 in the JBRC in 2019, with £2,500 going to the winner of each of the seven rounds, £1,000 to second and £500 to third. The top Peugeot crew in the series will tackle Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship at the end of the season with a free entry to Wales Rally GB.