British Rally Championship driver Moffett to fight for Irish Supercar crown
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