Ju­nior BRC star Dug­gan to run in Es­cort Mk2

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Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally cham­pion Rob Dug­gan will com­pete on the Kil­lar­ney His­toric Rally in a Ford Es­cort Mk2 on De­cem­ber 3.

The Ir­ish­man – who won five of seven events in the JBRC this year – will drive a ‘mod­ern’-spec Es­cort owned by reg­u­lar Ir­ish fron­trun­ner Ryan Lochrane. He’ll be part­nered by his JBRC co-driver Ger Con­way.

“It’s a 2.5-litre with a Trac­tive [se­quen­tial gear­box] and 300 plus horse­power,” said the 22-year-old. “If it had 100 horse­power less, I might just be able to drive it!

“Ger’s with me and we’re just go­ing to have some fun and hope­fully set some good times. Molls Gap – the first stage – is my favourite in the world. The other stages I know from driv­ing on them but not as stages. I’m look­ing for­ward to my lo­cal event and it will be great to not need a road­book for the recce as we’ll know where ev­ery­where is.”

Dug­gan is hop­ing to com­pete for the vic­tory on his lo­cal event.

“I’m still a rally driver and this may be the last chance we have for a while to chal­lenge for a win over­all,” added the Kil­lar­ney man. “We’ll be push­ing for that and see­ing what we can do in a good car. We’ll make good notes and hang on!”

Dug­gan will drive Es­cort on Kil­lar­ney His­toric Rally next month

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