Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship driver Mof­fett to fight for Ir­ish Su­per­car crown

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Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship driver Sam Mof­fett will miss the last round of the se­ries in an at­tempt to win the Ir­ish Su­per­car ti­tle at Mon­dello Park.

The 23-year-old has com­peted in select events in Su­per­cars this year, but the Mon­aghan driver will now line up for the Le­in­ster Tro­phy week­end (Septem­ber 18/19) at the County Kil­dare cir­cuit he won twice at ear­lier this month.

“There’s three dropped rounds so with all those con­sid­ered we’re three points be­hind [Peter] Barrable and Andy [O’brien] is five points be­hind me,” ex­plained Mof­fett. “I wasn’t plan­ning to go to this event, I’d planned to do Rally Isle of Man as it’s part of the FIA Celtic Tro­phy. I could do both but I’d be at the back of the grid for the rac­ing on Sun­day as I’d miss qual­i­fy­ing. I’m not go­ing to do the Isle of Man now.”

Sam’s younger brother Josh – who who is also a suc­cess­ful rally driver – has driven the fam­ily Su­per­car as has for­mer ral­ly­cross regular and fa­ther Robert. After a lengthy pe­riod in stor­age the car was un­der­pow­ered, but an en­gine remap helped him to sec­ond and first-place fin­ishes in rounds seven and eight of the cham­pi­onship.

“The car was sat for seven years,” he added. “I was only get­ting 198bhp while the rest are run­ning 225 or 230bhp.”

Mof­fett has split his BRC com­mit­ments with Su­per­cars in Ire­land

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