he was also pretty unlucky on the circuit. also he had the accident during shakedown for the jcmr. to win galway,donegal and ulster is pretty special in a 6 year old car. nesbitt seems to be overdriving this year and delboy has had his problems
have any of you guys actually watched donnelys corolla going this year ?? it is by far the fastest car out there on pure engine power,yes eugene is a great driver but i think people tend to put the car down when it is without question one of the best cars in ireland.yes the bodyshell is 6 years old,nothing else in it is !!put eugene in afocus or subaru and he will not go any faster,maybe slower !!
yeah fair enough the car has been developed by wevers and mcgeehan. these are amateur teams. donnellys car is by no means as quick as an s9 s10 or 03 focus. these are work cars developed by works teams. i know a fair bit about the corolla and its definitely not up to the standard of what delboy,mcnulty,nesbitt,mchale have. its miles off
People forget the Corolla was way ahead of it's time. Why, because M-sport, Prodrive etc have budgets to work to.
TTE had no budget, hugh resources and the best of personnel. Prodrive etc dont sell pure works car, were as Eugenes car was as rallied in wrc, all the frills, maps etc.
This is the same reason that the Zsara is so dominant in wrc form, maybe the oldest car their, but Citroen resources is huge.
Another factor, is the mindset, Eugenes car does not stand him half the cost of the subarus etc, so he can afford to be on the handles, and by god he does, look at Miggins a 3 year old car, but he drives the door handles off it, becouse he can afford to without worrying too much.
Don't think next year will be that boring. Boland seems to like the Focus and Tim certainly has the pace if he can be more consistent. Also Lynch proved he can live with Andy, Eugene and Del. What I would love, seeing the state the brc will be in next year, would be to see Higgy and Matt over here next year. What a Championship that would be.