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Elfyn Evans is quick off the line to confirm his Circuit of Ireland Rally place

Elfyn Evans and his Ford team-mate Max Vatanen are among the first confirmed entries for the international division of the Circuit of Ireland Rally.

In a pair of R5 Ford Fiestas, they form the new DMACK Tyres team in the British championship and although the first round takes place in Wales this weekend, they are already on the growing entry list for the April 7-9 Circuit which is also part of the European and Irish Tarmac championships.

It will be the first time on the Circuit for both, although Evans is no stranger to Irish events having competed on the Ulster International a number of times. Other early Circuit entries include drivers from Poland, Sweden, Germany and even Australia.

Meanwhile, Evans begins the British championship as favourite on home ground this weekend, heading the entry list for the Mid Wales Rally, which is based in Powys.

The Irish are well represented with Keith Cronin joined by the likes of Sam and Josh Moffett, Marty McCormack, Jonny Greer and Desi Henry.

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