Mcgee­han heads his team-mates to vic­tory

Tur­key Run Rally

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - By Wil­liam Neill Re­sults Photo: Jemma Cham­pion

Or­gan­iser: Maiden City Mo­tor Club When: De­cem­ber 30 Where: Bal­lykelly Cham­pi­onship: ANICC Ju­nior 1000 Rally Chal­lenge Stages: 6 Starters: 95

Derek Mcgee­han snatched the Tur­key Run Rally win on the fi­nal stage to top a Mcgee­han Motorsport podium lock­out by 1.2s in his Mini John Cooper Works WRC, fol­low­ing a win at the ex­pan­sive venue three years prior.

In the ex-david Bo­gie Skoda Fabia R5, run un­der the Mcgee­han team, Joseph Mc­go­nigle and Ciaran Geaney were half­way lead­ers by one sec­ond in their sec­ond event in the car. But, with one 5.2-mile test re­main­ing, Mcgee­han re­duced the deficit to 0.5s, set­ting up a last stage show­down, of which he came out on top.

Alan Mcgee­han and Niall Magee were in good form fol­low­ing a win ear­lier in the year but could only man­age third on this event in their Mini WRC, the pace of Mcgee­han and Mc­go­nigle prov­ing just out of reach for them.

In a David Greer-run Citroen DS 3 R5, Richard Tan­nahill was a sur­prise en­try. Less sur­pris­ing was his pace

Mcgee­han was a Mini win­ner on the Tur­key Run at Bal­lykelly Air­field

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