6 June 2017

Motorsport Ireland weekend roundup

Monaghan's Sam Moffett again showed that he is the master of Irish rallying this year by keeping his unbeaten record in the Triton Showers National Championship, writes Richard Burke, making it four wins in a row as his Fiesta WRC came out on top in the Rathkeale House Hotel Circuit of Munster in Co Limerick.

However, his margin of victory this time was only twelve seconds, and he was pushed hard by former title holder Donagh Kelly, who led after three of the nine stages.

Moffett and co-driver Keith Moriarty led the opening two stages near Newcastle West, but changing conditions meant that it was vital to be on the most suitable tyres, and the Focus of Donegalman Kelly and co-driver Conor Foley went ahead on stage three, although Moffett regained top spot three stages later and stayed there to the finish.

Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble brought their R5 Fiesta home third, almost two minutes behind Kelly, with Manus Kelly's Impreza fourth ahead of three times British champion Keith Cronin from Bantry.

Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Cian Carey had his best weekend yet in his assault on the British Formula 3 Cup, finishing second, third and fourth in his three races at Silverstone.