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Duggan targets Tyrone before taking on world

By Staff Reporter

Rob Duggan is so focused on winning himself a sponsored drive on Britain's round of the World rally championship that he has been making regular trips from his Kerry home to contest rounds of the Northern Ireland championship.

Duggan was quick to sign up for the R2Wales initiative with the winner entered in Wales Rally GB in a Citroen DS3 R3.

Duggan has been to all three rounds so far, on one occasion competing at Bishopscourt before returning overnight to win the junior category on the West Cork Rally the following day. And he will be back north tomorrow for the Tyrone Stages, but with a new car.

Even though he won on the Circuit of Ireland and leads the competition, Duggan felt his Ford Fiesta was being outgunned by the 208 Peugeots driven by the likes of Jon Armstrong, who beat him on the Tour of the Sperrins, so he has made the switch and will debut a new R2 208 on the Cookstown event.

No disputing who starts at No.1 with Derek McGarrity leading off at 11am ahead of Peadar Hurson.

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