BRIAN BROGAN IS aiming for a ‘clean run’ at this weekend’s Cork 20 International Rally, ahead of next weekend’s Martin Howley Memorial Bayview Hotel Harvest Stages Rally in Killybegs.
Donegal Motor Club Chairman Brogan will have Damien McGettigan on the notes as usual this weekend in Cork and the pair will be hoping that the Munster tarmac is good to the Escort.
Earlier in the year, they won the National Rally at the West Cork Rally, when they were 6.3 seconds ahead of Alan Ring and in August, in their most recent event, they were fourth overall and won class 14 at the Galway Summer Stages.
“We’re looking forward to it,” Brogan told Donegal Sport Hub ahead of this weekend’s two-day rally in Cork.
“It’s a long run down, but a lot of Cork people always come up here and help us out with our events so we’ll head down and hopefully get a clean run at it. Cork was good to us earlier in the year.
“It worked out very well so hopefully there’s something in it.
“The Cork people are very good to us so it’s nice to return the gesture. The two clubs work well together. They come up here for three and four days in the international.”
Brogan and McGettigan will hope for a good run ahead of next Saturday’s Harvest Stages, in memory of the late Martin Howley in Killybegs.[adrotate group=”1″]
The entry list will be at capacity, which Brogan says is another testament to the tireless work of event organisers and club members.
He said: “It’s late in the year and other events would have half that entry. It’s very encouraging. There’s a massive interest here and people really want it. People really want to make this happen and it augers well for the future.”
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