Marty Gallagher switches to Ju­nior BRC with 208

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Ir­ish driver Marty Gallagher will fo­cus on try­ing to win the Ju­nior Bri­tish Rally Championship in 2017 fol­low­ing the news by se­ries or­gan­is­ers that the over­all win­ner will re­ceive a cheque for £30,000.

Gallagher is stick­ing with the Peu­geot 208 R2 he switched to last sea­son and will be­gin his prepa­ra­tions for the BRC’S open­ing round – the Bor­der Coun­ties Rally – by entering the Snow­man Rally later this month.

“The prize money an­nounce­ment for the Ju­nior BRC sealed the deal for us – prior to that our plans were still up in the air,” said Gallagher. “We have ex­pe­ri­ence of some of the rounds from last year like the Nicky Grist Stages and Isle of Man Rally. We have as good a chance of win­ning as anyone.

“We are stick­ing with the Peu­geot be­cause it seems to be the best car on both sur­faces.”

Gallagher com­peted in BRC 4 last year for R2 cars not on DMACK’S con­trol tyre.

Gallagher com­peted on the last three rounds of BRC 4 in 2016

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