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    ‎Circuit of Ireland Rally Drive of the Rally ? I think Adrian Hetherington deserves it. Fifth overall in the National, and first two wheel drive car home by a long shot. All this, despite having three punctures ! And, on the last stage, over 25km long, he completed it just 3.1 seconds slower than the WRC Mini of McGarrity !!!

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    Default Re: Drive of the Rally ?

    Yea I agree

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    Hard to say - few men had a big rally.

    Heatherington for sure
    McCormack - lot of bother and still got the result
    Raymond Doyle - Brave share of issues but was driving the door handles off her all saturday
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    I think Breen has to get it. Consistently 4th quickest to the 3 works cars in an outdated (by this stage) 207. Got road penalties but kept the head and still never put a mark on it in tricky conditions, got home, and still finished in front of all the other locals. Nothing more could really have been expected of him.

    On another note some people thought Ireland had a few young drivers coming through that were going to be as good if not better than Meeke. Hopefully people will now realize that Meeke/IRC/WRC is a different level to anything we have at the minute or may ever have again. Some may now realize his achievement in winning the IRC.

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    Default Re: Drive of the Rally ?

    Breen was out in the latest spec 207 for 2012 though...

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    INT: Doyle was going great all weekend and great to watch.

    NAT: Gass or Orr where both spectacular to watch, on the limit.

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    Default Re: Drive of the Rally ?

    Historic; WESLEY PATTERSON
    iNTER; BREEN
    NATIONAL; HETHERINGTON

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    [QUOTE=909;356059]I think Breen has to get it. Consistently 4th quickest to the 3 works cars in an outdated (by this stage) 207. Got road penalties but kept the head and still never put a mark on it in tricky conditions, got home, and still finished in front of all the other locals. Nothing more could really have been expected of him.

    Aidan, when I read this first I thought you were joking but on reflection you're probably right.. Craig in fairness had a good event but I can't help thinking the Irish lads missed a big opportunity. Robert, youre pre rally tip, seemed to cruise around setting reasonable times but looks happier to be dominating Irish national rallies. Craig drove clean but was only swapping times with his French teammate Arzeno who only started rallying three years ago. And Alister to be fair give it a go and pushed hard only to go off but at least he entered into the spirit of the thing! At the end of the day these boys were at home and that advantage should have been huge. Just don't think they made the most of it!

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    Id say Garry Jennings Deserves drive of the rally in IRC shame he wasn't in an s2000 he has the things between the legs to get 100% out of any car he sits in and some times even more.
    Adrain Hetherington In National kept the head after 3 punctures.
    Wesley Patterson in Historic a class act as always

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    Garys a good driver but on some stages was a minute down on the skodas. Gary had his chance before when he won the 106 cup but was dissappointing in the works drive the year after.. Didn't shine either in rally Ireland. No doubt a great driver but never on the big group n pace of Higgins, wilks, gwyndaf or Cronin.

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