Carlow’s, Michael Reddy was the fastest driver over both runs in the Templemore Rally. He built on a thirteen second lead on the first timed run on the stage and went on to win by 28 seconds from the
similar escort of Liam Wall.
One of the performances of the rally came from Pat Donegan, normally associated with circuit racing, he made his rallying debut and was only denied second on a tie-break.
Aidan Bourke (Honda Civic) was fourth and Ollie O’Reilly was fifth. The second timed run was cancelled as David Percy crashed his Escort and another competitor also went
off the road.
M. Reddy/J. Brophy (Escort) 18m. 31s.
L. Wall/T. Kelly (Escort) 18m. 59s.
P. Donegan/P. Wilson (Escort) 18m. 59s.
A. Bourke/R. Nolan (Honda Civic) 19m. 08s.
O. O'Reilly/A. Kierans (Escort) 19m. 09s.
E. O'Brien/J. Butler (Escort) 19m. 27s.
J. Nolan/M. Kelly (Escort) 19m. 36s.
J. O'Sullivan/B. Fitzgerald (Escort) 19m. 41s.
J. Carroll/T. Colby (Peugeot) 19m. 44s.
P. Rogers/B. Davidson (Escort) 19m. 49s.
Mike Manning from Wales, won the opening round of the Irish Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park. The Welsh driver beat defending champion, Dermot Carnegie
(Focus) and Chris Grimes (Nova) was third.
M. Manning (Escort Cosworth) 3m. 29.73s.
D. Carnegie (Ford Focus) 3m. 34.87s.
3. C. Grimes (Nova) 3m. 53.34s.
The Donegal Navigation Trial, based in Letterkenny, was won by Raymond Conlon/Kieran Coyle. On the 110 mile route they collected twenty penalty points – eleven fewer than second placed, Thomas Keyes/NoelHarvey, who won the Expert Class.