White could seal na­tional series in Clon­mel

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Roy White will have the chance to seal the Tri­ton Show­ers Ir­ish Na­tional Rally Cham­pi­onship at the Tip­per­ary Stonethrow­ers Rally on Sun­day.

A score of 21 points will give White the ti­tle in his first full sea­son in a World Rally Car af­ter he spent the ma­jor­ity of 2015 driv­ing his up­rated MG ZR.

There are 20 points on of­fer for the event win – his home round – plus three points for win­ning the power stage, two points for sec­ond or one point for third mir­ror­ing the WRC sys­tem.

White says he can’t ig­nore the fact that the chance is loom­ing ahead of the Clon­mel-based event.

“I would like to say that I am look­ing at this rally as just an­other event, but I can’t say that. It is on my mind that we can win the cham­pi­onship and it would be great to wrap it up in Clon­mel but it’s go­ing to be dif­fi­cult. We still have a lot of points to get and it’s a very strong en­try.”

White is still to take an over­all event win in the series, but doesn’t be­lieve he has to risk re­tire­ment to go all out and win the event.

“I am not go­ing with the view that we have to win at all costs, I am happy with my pace, we are mak­ing changes with the car all the time. I will go as hard as I can, I need a good re­sult to get the points.”

White’s Fi­esta RS WRC

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