2015 Junior World Rally Championship competitor Daniel McKenna has agreed a one off deal to compete in the Joule Donegal International Rally in a Toyota GT86. The British Rally Champion will tackle the three day event with co-driver Andrew Greenan in a bid to develop the car further.
McKenna, a former winner of the national section of the event, has completed an in depth testing programme in the car, which is owned by Donegal Toyota dealer Brendan Kelly, ahead of the rally and believes the car has the potential to be competitive.
“The Toyota GT86 is a very well balanced car and I’m really pleased by the strides we have made in testing in the last few weeks,” said the Irishman,
“Having driven Mark 2 Escorts and having won the national rally in Donegal in the past, I know what it takes to be competitive and I believe the GT86 could surprise plenty of people. David Greer Motorsport and Brendan Kelly have created a brilliant car, which is still being developed and it’s great to be part of such an exciting project.
“I’m very grateful for Brendan for asking me to come on board for this event. Donegal is a special rally, this is a special car and hopefully, I can produce a special performance.”
The Joule Donegal International Rally starts on June 19 and will see crews compete on legendary stages including Knockalla and Atlantic Drive.