Raftery back in WR Car for Galway
For the second year in succession, 2014 Billy Coleman Young Driver Of The Year Award winner Dean Raftery will compete in a WRC car on his home rally.
Raftery has secured the use of an ex-petter Solberg Impreza for the event, which he finished sixth on last year in his first WR Car run in a Mini.
“It’s never easy to jump into any rally car and try and fight for overall honours, plus I haven’t driven four-wheel drive since this time last year,” said Raftery. “Hunting down the more modern frontrunners is the main aim on the event though. I like a challenge and it will be interesting to see if I can get on their pace and see how close I can get.”
Raftery suffered from a difficult year in 2015.
After his Galway WRC car debut, he finished seventh on the Moonraker Forestry Rally in his Citroen DS 3 R3T. He then had three successive retirements on WRC Rally Portugal, the Cambrian Rally and Wales Rally GB.