At the wheel of a Hyundai i20 R5 for the first time, Craig Breen won the multi-championship all-asphalt Ulster Rally.
The event was a one-day event in Northern Ireland which counts for the FIA’s regional Celtic Cup, the British championship and the Irish Tarmac Championship.
He scored maximum points for the Irish series, while top British scorer was the reigning BRC champion, second placed Matt Edwards (pictured below).
After a long time in third place, Hyundai driver Tom Cave went off the road with two stages to go, allowing Irish driver Callum Devine’s Fiesta to finish on the podium.
Fourth placed Martin McCormack retired on the final stage.
After a close battle with the Fiesta R2T of James Williams, the Junior category was finally won by the Peugeot 208 R2 of Josh McErlean.
Breen clinched the Irish national championship.
Notably, out of the entry which exceeded a hundred cars, three old rear-drive Escorts finished in the top 10.
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Another Hyundai driver explores new territory. Part time Hyundai Motorsport WRC driver Dani Sordo is to compete on the seventh round of the Argentina national championship Rally Provincia del Neuquén (August 30-September 1), an event locally promoted as the Oil and Dinosaur Rally.
This is based at Plaza Huincul and Cutral Co-, west of the capital city of the Neuquen province.
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