ERC: Still All To Play For In Northern Ireland


With just a handful of stages to go on the 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally, round 3 of the FIA European Rally Championship, it is still all to play for between Robert Barrable, Craig Breen and Kajetan Kajetanowicz. After the first four stages this morning the three drivers were only separated by just 13.5 seconds.

Barrable and Breen have been particularly close the two Irish drivers swapping positions at the top of the leaderboard three times on the four stages ran this morning. Barrable had a relatively trouble free morning apart from a vibration issue in his Ford Fiesta R5 but the Dubliner is happy.

“There’s is only a handful of seconds between me and Craig after this morning.” said Barrable speaking to The Checkered Flag. “It’s not a lot after sixty kilometres. The only thing we can do is push hard for the afternoon.”

Craig Breen has still been dealing with the pop off valve that was plaguing his Peugeot 208 T16 R5 yesterday. “I want to win and that means there is only one thing to do. Push hard to the end.” said the Peugeot Academy driver, speaking to The Checkered Flag in service.

Kajetanpwicz has had a good run this morning despite a few mistakes. The Polish driver is positioned within striking distance of the win.

The winner is due to cross the finish line at 18:35.