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Donegal Forest Rally 2015

Donegal Forest Rally 2015

March 22, 2015 - Sport - , ,

After A Snowy Start To The Year Which Resulted In The Postponement Of The Event, The Rerun Of The Donegal Forest Rally 2015 Began With Weather Which Was The Complete Opposite. It Was An Event Which Ran Faultlessly Thanks To Johnny Baird And His Team.
In The End It Was Evo Vs. Evo And It Was A Close Finish, Just Over 7 Seconds To Be Exact. Andrew Purcell Emerged Victorious In His Evo 9 Group A With Josh Moffett Coming Home In Second. Mick O’ Brien Finished In Third After A Stage 4 Puncture Put An End To His Pursuit Of The Top Spot.
Also Overheating Issues Seemed Commonplace On The Day For Some of The 4WD Cars. Desi Henry and Enda McNulty Both In Imprezas Retired Because Of This.
Niall Henry Had Consistent Pace All Day To Finish A Brilliant Fourth.
2WD Driver Micky Conlon Makes It Two From Two With Another victory In His Ford Escort Mk2.
Kevin Eves Couldnt Repeat His Form From Round 1 In The Junior Category Due To An Altercation With Some Logs On Stage 2 Which Resulted In His Retirement. This Meant That Patrick O’ Brien In His Citroen C2 R2 Max Could Reap The Rewards And Take Victory. 2 Gravel Tyres From Ears Motorsport And Also An Entry Into The Juniors For The Donegal International Rally In June Were Presented To Him At The Finish Ramp.
With The Next Round Heading To Munster For The Moonraker Rally Its Anyones Game After The Results this Weekend.


1. Andrew Purcell / Liam Brennan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 35:39.0
2. Josh Moffett / Jason McKenna Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +0:07.1
3. Mick O’Brien / James O’Brien Ford Focus WRC +0:17.5
4. Niall Henry / John Rowan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1:35.3
5. Mickey Conlon / Ciaran McPhilips Ford Escort MkII +2:30.2
6. David Crossen / Damien Fleming Ford Escort MkII +2:52.8
7. Cathal McCourt / Conor McCourt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2:57.9
8. Hugh McQuaid / Enda Gerarty Ford Escort +3:18.0
9. John Gordon / Thomas Wedlock Ford Escort MK2 +3:19.2
10. Damien McGauran / Michaela McGinn Toyota Corolla +3:39.3

For more info go to Irish Forest Rally Championship
Photo By KG Rally Pics

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