Frank Kelly tar­get­ing Mull with free en­try

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For­mer BTRDA Sil­ver Star cham­pion Frank Kelly could en­ter the Mull Rally this year af­ter win­ning a free en­try on the Done­gal Na­tional Rally.

The event of­fered a free en­try to the high­est-placed Ir­ish­man in Done­gal and Kelly took the prize fin­ish­ing sec­ond over­all.

Now Kelly will bring his fa­mous Ford Es­cort ‘Baby Blue’, which has be­come a Youtube sen­sa­tion thanks to Kelly’s flam­boy­ant and all-out style.

“We’ve been try­ing to get to Mull for the last three or four years,” said Kelly. “But when you get to the end of the sea­son you’ve run out of bud­get or you’ve writ­ten the car off. It’s firmly etched in our cal­en­dar now pro­vid­ing noth­ing goes wrong.”

Kelly says he’s is well aware of the chal­lenges Mull presents.

“What I’d love to do is try and get through the damn thing,” he said. “You’ve got lo­cal guys in Vaux­hall Cor­sas catch­ing you on stages, so I have no thoughts of win­ning any­thing. From what I hear it’s sim­i­lar to bumpy Ir­ish Tar­mac.”

Kelly’s ‘Baby Blue’ Es­cort

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