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Craig Breen back on board for Citroen's World Rally Championship tilt

By Sammy Hamill

Published 12/04/2016

Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye
Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
REPRO FREE..10/04/16 Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Cllr Darryn Causby waves the starting flag to the Rally drivers during the Circuit of Ireland which passed through Banbridge on Saturday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE..10/04/16 Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Cllr Darryn Causby with rally driver Jonny Greer during the Circuit of Ireland which passed through Banbridge on Saturday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE..10/04/16 Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Cllr Darryn Causby waves the starting flag to the Rally drivers during the Circuit of Ireland which passed through Banbridge on Saturday. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit ¬© Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 Craig Breen Wins 85th Circuit of Ireland Craig Breen has won the prestigious 85th Circuit of Ireland International Rally trophy after a dramatic final day of competitive rallying in changeable weather conditions. Craig Breen is pictured with co-driver Scott Martin and 2nd place Kajetan Kajetanowicz and his Co-Driver Jaroslaw Baran, picking up 3rd place on the podium was Alastair Fisher and Co-Driver Gordon Noble. The 2016 Circuit of Ireland took place over 14 challenging stages in counties Antrim and Down finishing on Saturday evening with a Podium Ceremony in front of QueenÄôs University Belfast. For results visithttp://www.circuitofireland.net . Follow onwww.facebook.com/circuitofireland orwww.twitter.com/CircuitIreland . For ERC details visit http://www.fiaerc.com/press
Picture credit © Kevin Scott - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th April 2016 The 2016 Circuit of Ireland International Rally race winner Craig Breen and his Co-Driver Scott Martin take victory in their Citroen DS3 R5 at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Craig Breen and Scott Martin pass through the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Alderman Allan Ewart along with driver Craig Breen and his co-driver Scott Martin and Louis Walsh. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Samuel Irwin stops for a closer look at one of the rally cars on display at the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr Thomas Beckett takes part in the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr Thomas Beckett, Chief Executive Dr Theresa Donaldson, Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Development Committee meets Louis Walsh along with Alfie and Oliver at the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. . Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Development Committee and Louis Walsh chat with Scott Martin, British Rally co-driver to Colin Breen during the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. . Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr Thomas Beckett takes part in the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 A young rally fan enjoying being part of the crowd at the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. . Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 07/04/16 Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr Thomas Beckett takes part in the ceremonial start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland in Lisburn City Centre. He was joined by Louis Walsh and hundreds of rally fans. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Driver Craig Breen and his co-driver Scott Martin. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Race director Bobby Willis and Louis Walsh. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Kajetan Kajetanowicz. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Alderman Allan Ewart along with driver Craig Breen and his co-driver Scott Martin and Louis Walsh. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan Drivers pick their numbers at the start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan Miss Northern Ireland Leanne McDowell at the start the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan Drivers at the start of the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan A young competition winner starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen along with Conor Holland. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Craig Breen. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 NO IMAGE FEE Louis Walsh. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally's ceremonial start takes place in Lisburn City centre ahead of the drivers taking to the roads on Friday. The Circuit of Ireland International Rally takes place 7-9 April. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for more information.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan Last year's winner Craig Green waves to the crowds - X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 7/4/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan X Factor star Louis Walsh starts the 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally in Lisburn, County Down this evening - The 2016 Circuit of Ireland Rally is taking place Thursday 7th Saturday 9th April. Now in its 85th year, the Circuit of Ireland is one of Irelands most anticipated sporting events.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 School children checking out the cars at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Clowning around at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Drummers entertain at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack chats to Cllr John Blair, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council and local MP Danny Kinahan at the Qualifying Stage at Antrim Castle Gardens which kicks off this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Chris Ingram prepares to be waved off by elected members of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Clowning around at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Polish rally driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz is waved off by elected members of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 School children checking out the cars at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Drummers entertain at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Clowning around at Antrim Castle Gardens during the Qualifying Stage of this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th April 2016 Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack chats to Cllr John Blair, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council and local MP Danny Kinahan at the Qualifying Stage at Antrim Castle Gardens which kicks off this year's Circuit of Ireland International Rally. The Circuit takes place 7-9 April in Counties Antrim and Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Father and son duo Niall and William Creighton are taking part in this years Circuit of Ireland Rally. Competitive stages take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April in counties Antrim and Down. Dad Niall will compete in the historic category whilst 18 year William will make his debut in the international rally. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for up to date information.
Father and son duo Niall and William Creighton are taking part in this years Circuit of Ireland Rally. Competitive stages take place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April in counties Antrim and Down. Dad Niall will compete in the historic category whilst 18 year William will make his debut in the international rally. Visit www.circuitofireland.net for up to date information.

Circuit of Ireland Rally winner Craig Breen has even more reason to celebrate - he has been called into the Abu Dhabi Citroen team for the World championship round in Poland later in the season.

Breen will replace Kris Meeke, who leads the team in Portugal next month but skips Poland in July to concentrate on the development of Citroen's new car for 2017.

It was always Citroen's plan to rotate their drivers in what is officially a gap year for them while work continues on the development and test programme for the new C3 car.

Meeke drove in Monte Carlo alongside Stephane Lefebvre and was joined by Breen for Rally Sweden.

He was expected to contest several more of the European-based WRC rounds.

The Rally Argentina winner from Dungannon will be in Portugal, with Lefebvre and Khalid Al Qassimi as his team-mates, but will sit out Sardinia and Poland as Citroen prioritise their test programme, which is being led by Meeke.

It means a second chance for Breen, who impressed on his first drive in a WRC Citroen DS3 in the Swedish snow, finishing eighth.

Frenchman Lefebvre will be the second driver in Poland where Breen may well come up against Kajetan Kajetanowicz, the Polish champion he beat for the second year in a row on the Circuit of Ireland at the weekend.

Meanwhile, several other Irish drivers enjoyed British championship success on the Circuit, including Patrick O'Brien, Marty Gallagher and Rob Duggan.

O'Brien, the 18-year-old Irish junior forestry champion from Omagh, who was making his Circuit debut, won the production class (BRC2) in his Mitsubishi Evo and Gallagher, from Letterkenny, won the BRC4 category in his Ford Fiesta with Callum Devine second in his Opel Adam.

Duggan, from Killarney, is a member of the Vauxhall team, and won the junior division (BRC1) in his little R2 Adam ahead of his Swedish team-mate Mattias Adielsson.

Adam Bustard, who had chosen to play his double points joker, was third despite his Opel breaking a driveshaft on the first stage.

The big BRC winner, of course, was Josh Moffett who finished fourth overall in his R5 Ford Fiesta and moves into second place in the overall standings behind Welshman Elfyn Evans, who crashed out of the rally. Jonny Greer is up to third following his fifth-place finish.

Moffett also took over the lead in the Irish Tarmac championship and is now four points ahead of Keith Cronin, who saw his Circuit bid end with a first-stage crash.

Alastair Fisher, who was third overall behind Breen and Kajetanowicz, is in third place, two points behind Cronin heading into round four, the Rally of the Lakes early next month.

Jonny Greer, Stephen Wright and Sam Moffett, who crashed on the final leg of the Circuit, share fourth in the standings.

Derek McGarrity's win in the national rally saw the six-time champion move into the lead in the Northern Ireland championship ahead of round three, the Tour of the Sperrins on May 7.

Belfast Telegraph

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