BOYLE PROF­ITS FROM MOF­FETT’S WOE

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - By Brian Pat­ter­son Re­sults

Or­gan­iser: Clare Mo­tor Club When: Septem­ber 18 Where: Clare, County Clare, Ire­land Cham­pi­onship Tri­ton Show­ers Na­tional Rally Cham­pi­onship; Top Part West Coast Rally Cham­pi­onship Stages: 9 Starters: 91

Done­gal cousins De­clan and Brian Boyle scored an im­pres­sive vic­tory in County Clare aboard their Ford Fi­esta WRC, with newly crowned Na­tional cham­pi­ons Roy White/james O’brien sec­ond in their sim­i­lar Fi­esta WRC.

Josh Mof­fett – choos­ing the event over Rally Isle of Man – got off to a fly­ing start and was 18s faster than next man Boyle. On SS2, Clonilea Lough, Mof­fett was again fastest. Boyle then rose to the chal­lenge and was fastest on the third stage but was still 21s in ar­rears at first ser­vice.

On the mid­dle loop of the same three stages there was drama, as Mof­fett lost al­most a minute when his Fi­esta R5 suf­fered a punc­ture. Boyle was lead­ing by a minute at sec­ond ser­vice. Through the fi­nal loop Boyle had the lux­ury of be­ing able to con­serve his po­si­tion. White was fastest through SS7 and SS9 to clinch sec­ond over­all ahead of the re­cov­er­ing Mof­fett, with fel­low Fi­esta R5s of Stephen Wright and Bren­dan Cu­miskey round­ing out the top five.

Chris Arm­strong had a great run to claim the best two-wheel-drive man­tle in sixth. Ai­dan Wray, in his Mis­tubishi Lancer, won Gp N. Calum Duffy fin­ished 11th in his new Skoda Fabia S2500. Michael Boyle won the Ju­niors. His main ri­val Gary Mc­namee had parked his Honda Civic on stage five.

Boyle ben­e­fited from Mof­fett’s punc­ture to dom­i­nate in Clare

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