Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship comes to the boil in Cork

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The new-look Ir­ish Tar­mac Cham­pi­onship will go down to the wire in a win­ner-takes-all bat­tle on the Cork ‘20’ Rally.

Alis­tair Fisher – nephew of Tar­mac leg­end Bertie – leads the stand­ings head­ing into the event, but home favourite and three-time Bri­tish Rally cham­pion Keith Cronin could steal the ti­tle away with vic­tory. The Cork driver took his first win in an R5 car on the event last year and will be look­ing to re­coup some­thing from the year af­ter his Brc-bid ended badly.

If Fisher and Cronin hit trou­ble, Sam Mof­fett is the driver in prime po­si­tion to pick up the pieces. But fourth and fifth in the points, Josh Mof­fett and Jonny Greer, are also in the hunt. What­ever the re­sult, the ITRC will get a first-time cham­pion and its first win­ner of the R5 era.

Opel Adam driver Cal­lum Devine has a strong lead in the R2 cat­e­gory, but there’s still an out­side chance that Peu­geot 208 R2 driver Wil­liam Creighton could usurp him should he have any is­sues.

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