Tarmac specialist Craig Breen is just one point off Dani Sordo in the championship battle of the part-time drivers in the FIA World Rally Championship as it heads to Spain.
The Irishman has been out in the Citroën C3 WRC Eight times this year, with the best result in the second rally in Sweden when he claimed second place, since then it has been a mixed bag of results, with fourth place in Wales Rally GB being his next best finish of the year.
Sordo has competed in just five rallies and is in seventh place in the championship on 60 points, Breen is one point behind with Hayden Paddon in ninth on 55 points.
“I’m excited to be racing on tarmac again, my favourite surface, especially as there are always a lot of Irish fans who come over for this rally.” said Breen. “I’m also pleased that there have been some changes to the first leg on gravel, given that I haven’t competed here for two years.
“For the tarmac leg, I’ll be looking to my past in karting to get my bearings quickly on these sweeping, circuit-style roads. I’ll need to keep it as clean and tidy as possible. I’ll certainly be looking to pick up where I left off in Wales and fight for a podium finish.”
The 54. RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada 2018 gets under way on Thursday 25 October with the crowd favourite Barcelona city stage returning to the event.
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