Ryan mo­ti­vated by prize in ITRC juniors

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Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship Ju­nior leader Justin Ryan be­lieves a chance to drive a Ford Fi­esta R2 at M-sport is a prize all ju­nior driv­ers should tar­get.

Ryan was taken by sur­prise on the first round of the cham­pi­onship in Gal­way where he scored max­i­mum points, and the 25-year-old ce­mented his cham­pi­onship lead with a sec­ond place in West Cork on his first visit to the rally in his Honda Civic, which is run by a small crew headed by his fa­ther, John.

“For the last cou­ple of years I’ve been think­ing about do­ing a cham­pi­onship,” said Ryan. “I couldn’t not do the cham­pi­onship af­ter get­ting a top score on the first round. I didn’t even think we’d be com­pet­i­tive in West Cork and we took sec­ond. We’re look­ing at the cham­pi­onship rather than try­ing to win out­right.”

Ryan will head to Kil­lar­ney in two weeks for the next round of the se­ries in hope of ex­tend­ing his cham­pi­onship lead.

Ryan has im­pressed in Juniors

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