Moroney gets first win in ex-mcrae car

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Af­ter his first over­all rally vic­tory in the 1997 ex-colin Mcrae Sub­aru Im­preza WRC, Niall Moroney is aim­ing for a top 10 on next month’s Clare Stages.

Moroney – along with co-driver El­gan Davies – opened up an 11s lead on the Wethers­field Stages, de­spite us­ing an old set of tyres. It came off the back of a sec­ond-place fin­ish on the Mid­dlewick Stages.

He said: “It was a good event, we weren’t ex­pect­ing to be com­pet­ing at the front. We’ll go out to Clare next but there’s some good driv­ers out there. I’d be happy with a top 10.”

Moroney re­tired from his only two pre­vi­ous events in the car; the Cen­te­nary and Clare Stages.

De­spite some teething is­sues, Mark Jasper made a strong de­but on the Wethers­field Stages in his Pro­ton Sa­tria Neo S2500 Milling­ton, fin­ish­ing in sec­ond place.

The for­mer Hyundai Ac­cent driver is tar­get­ing a re­turn to the MSA As­phalt Cham­pi­onship next year.

“It’s bet­ter to find out about any teething prob­lems at this stage,” said Jasper. “There’s some work to be done to iron out the glitches, but the Pro­ton proved it is a well­built car and I think it will be ideal for a crack at the 2017 na­tional cham­pi­onship.”

Moroney dom­i­nated at Wethers­field ahead of Clare en­try

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