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Gary Jennings loses race to fix Subaru ahead of Carlow test

By Staff Reporter

Published 07/05/2016

Garry Jennings
Garry Jennings

Garry Jennings has been forced to pull out of tomorrow’s Carlow Rally, round three of the Irish national championship. Winner of the first round in Mayo, former Tarmac champion Jennings crashed out while leading the Rally of the Lakes in Kerry last weekend and his Subaru won’t be ready for the Carlow start.

“We’ve just run out of time, so I’m out,” said the Kesh driver.

Even with Jennings missing, there is still a strong entry of WRC cars including two-time National champion Declan Boyle, Daragh O’Riordan and current leader of the series Roy White in their Ford Fiestas plus Niall Maguire, Peadar Hurson and Welshman Melvyn Evans in Subarus.

The entry list is headed by the Ford Escort of Wesley Patterson, who won the rally last year in a dramatic finish which saw the Lisburn driver edge out the WRC Subaru of another Welshman, Steve Wood, by a tenth of a second on the final stage.

White leads the Triton Showers championship by a point from Hurson with Maguire in third spot.

Meanwhile, two of Ulster’s leading sportscar drivers are in action this weekend. Jonny Kane is part of the Strakka team in round two of the World Endurance championship at the Spa circuit in Belgium and Steven Kane — they are not related — lines up with the Bentley squad for the Blancpain European GT Sprint series at Brands Hatch.

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