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Post  Ted Creedon on Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:22 am

With just over two weeks to go, the Circuit has published a fairly exciting entry list bringing the top ERC, BRC and Tarmac C/ship contenders together - when was the last time something like that happened here?  Pick a winner from Breen or Cronin in Citroens, or the Fiestas of Evans, Kajetanowicz, Lukyanuk, Fisher, Ahlin.  Throw in Bogie's Skoda, Cave's Fiesta and a trailer full of European hopefuls plus the Moffets, Max Vatanen, Euan Thorburn and we have a fairly damned good entry and one of the best seen here in a long, long time.

For me the big attraction is Craig Vs Keith in identical cars, hopefully both having a clean run and a great battle.

Bit of a gamble to pick the podium, but I'm going for three of these four - a Corkman, a Waterford man, a Pole and the Welsh fella Smile .

Int entry lisy available at http://media.wix.com/ugd/0eeea4_0cf48902ac5f433b99300e19c30f2a88.pdf

National at http://media.wix.com/ugd/0eeea4_31d1a772ad2047e79136a22ad4cf0524.pdf

Website at http://www.circuitofireland.net/


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Post  Sal on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:57 am

Great entry although apart from the top two Euro guys its going to be a battle between either side of the Irish sea! Interesting that Thorburn is the only Pug mounted R5 driver in the type of car that won last year. Guess the weather will play a big part and road position may help if there's lots of mud to be dragged onto the road. My money would be on Breen as Evans may be limited by DMack rubber either way its going to be a mighty battle just jealous I cant be there to witness it!

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Post  David Napier on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:43 am

Its an incredible entry, what are the tyre regulations for the different championships? I think I read somewhere about the ERC having control tyres? All things being equal it should be the best most competitive rally anywhere in a long long time.

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:44 pm

Sounds awesome!

Im going for a tarmac titan from the irish contingent - think the welsh, scots and scandi's will be stronger on loose surfaces.

If this type of coming together doesn't reinvigorate interest in some of these series, nothing will.


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Post  brian on Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:35 pm

It may be the toughest rally to predict a winner from in a long long time. Anyone from the top 10 could do it. Evans knows that car very well but hasnt done many events on Irish tarmac. Breen knows the event and Irish tarmac but not the R5 that he will be driving. Both Fisher and Cronin know their cars by now but just how close will they be to the top guys in ERC will be great to see.

Going to be an exciting event thats for sure. Anyone know if the ERC is still shown on television

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Post  jimb on Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:54 pm

Brian,
Eurosport cover the ERC, mainly a 30 minute daily highlight programme followed by a 30 minute review afterwards. The Canaries coverage in the last round was very good. Plus for over here there is the Channel 5 and BT Sport highlights programmes.

It looks a cracking event on paper, fingers crossed for a Welsh or Irish winner !.
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Post  Speedy on Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:37 pm



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Post  reeft1 on Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:40 pm

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Post  Ted Creedon on Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:04 pm

Looks like ERC leader Alex Lukyanuk has a bit of work to do after a wee off today .....


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Post  reeft1 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 pm

A bit of P38 and some 800 wet and dry should get that scratch out......
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Post  Speedy on Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:33 pm

only needs 3 simple things to sort that mess out





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Post  reeft1 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:37 pm

That looks exactly like the 3 tools i have in my garage. If you cant fix it with those you need a new one.
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Post  Ted Creedon on Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:10 pm

http://www.circuitofireland.net/#!press-release-21/amtdp

Good news for those who can't make it or, worse, those who are working (like me Mad )
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Post  Sal on Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:57 pm

Luky not so lucky and wont be starting due to lack of budget to get the car fixed in time...

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Post  Sal on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:59 am

Qualifying stage looks like being extra important with the weather being so changeable, guess those running higher up on the road will really benefit from less mud given the amount of rain over the last couple of days.

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Post  David Napier on Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:48 pm

Sal wrote:Qualifying stage looks like being extra important with the weather being so changeable, guess those running higher up on the road will really benefit from less mud given the amount of rain over the last couple of days.

True, and I think not signing up to the ERC will be very harmful Moffetts, Vatanen, Henry etcs rally

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Post  Sal on Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:43 pm

http://www.circuitofireland.net/#!inter ... ults/dei0c

Evans quickest on qualifying stage by 4 seconds! Quite a few offs including Bogie who binned it on shakedown before QS so looks to be have been a bit of a waste of money.

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Post  David Napier on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:06 pm

If Bogie gets it fixed does he and Botka start at the back of the ERC runners?

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Post  Ted Creedon on Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:25 pm

Sal wrote:Evans quickest on qualifying stage by 4 seconds! Quite a few offs including Bogie who binned it on shakedown before QS so looks to be have been a bit of a waste of money.
A few offs is right ...........


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Post  Sal on Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Carnage already! Cronin out after SS1 Evans after SS3...

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