Junior BRC star Duggan to run in Escort Mk2
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!”