22 December 2014

Unfinished business in fifteen for Breen

Craig Breen, who has spearheaded the PEUGEOT Rally Academy since its creation, will next year look forward to not only another FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) campaign where his objective will be to secure the 2015 title but also seven WRC-2 outings all behind the wheel of his 208 T16.

Along with co-driver Scott Martin, he earned the 208 T16’s first major international success when he won the 2014 Acropolis Rally in Greece. For 2015, the crew and car have a programme of nine ERC rounds, since only the trip to Cyprus doesn’t figure in the pair’s diary.

 “I’m delighted to be continuing with PEUGEOT Sport in 2015 when our priority will be the ERC title, ” says 24-year old Craig. “Last year wasn’t easy. We were down on luck and it was the 208 T16’s debut season but now all the ingredients are in place. The car combines speed and reliability and I know the team well, since this will be my third year as part of the official line-up. It’s going to be an exciting but busy year because my programme also includes, with PEUGEOT Sport support, seven WRC-2 outings in the 208 T16 with the same team.”

The PEUGEOT Rally Academy’s 2015 campaign with the 208 T16 and 208 promises to be particularly busy, beginning with its first competitive appearance on next month’s European Rally Championship opener, the Jännerrallye.

Craig’s FIA ERC 2015
January 4-6: Jännerrallye (Austria)
February 6-8: Rally Liepaja (Latvia)
 April 2-4: Circuit of Ireland:
June 4-6: Rallye Açores (Portugal)
June 25-27: Ypres Rally (Belgium)
July 17-19: Rally Estonia
 August 28-30: Barum Czech Rally Zlin
October 9-11: Rally of Greece
November 5-7: Tour de Corse

Craig’s WRC 2015
Monte-Carlo 22 - 25 January
Portugal 21 - 24 May
Poland 02 - 05 July
Finland 30 July - 02 August
France 01 - 04 October
Spain 22 - 25 October
Great Britain 12 - 15 November