Mc­gar­rity de­buts R2 while dad aims for ti­tle

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Michael Mc­gar­rity – son of mul­ti­ple North­ern Ire­land cham­pion Derek – will make his gravel de­but on Satur­day’s Bush­whacker Rally driv­ing a Ford Fi­esta R2.

“I’m not ex­pect­ing great re­sults for the first cou­ple of ral­lies, but once I get some miles in the car I’ll be hop­ing to set com­pet­i­tive times,” said Mc­gar­rity. “If all goes well, and I make good progress in the car, we will make a de­ci­sion about what we do then. I’ll maybe do the North­ern Ire­land Cham­pi­onship; it has a nice mix of events.”

● A top five fin­ish will be enough to hand Derek Mc­gar­rity a record sev­enth North­ern Ire­land Rally Cham­pi­onship ti­tle on this week­end’s Bush­whacker Rally, his first visit into the forests this year. “A top five would se­cure the ti­tle but we’re ca­pa­ble of win­ning it,” said Mc­gar­rity. He will con­duct a test be­fore the event starts.

Derek close to an­other ti­tle

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