Belfast Telegraph

Hurson back in the thick of it with new Subaru

By Sammy Hamill

Peadar Hurson will step up to a newer S12 Subaru for round four of the Irish national rally championship in Cavan tomorrow.

It is over 20 years since the Warrenpoint driver last won the national title but he is back in the thick of action this season, sitting third in the standings, 24 points behind leader Roy White. But he heads the Cavan Rally entry list having won the event last year in his S10 Subaru.

Now Hurson has upgraded to the S12B version of the Impreza - a car that was driven on the 2007 Rally Ireland by Aussie Chris Atkinson - and he starts at No 1 tomorrow ahead of the WRC Ford Fiestas of another former champion Declan Boyle and White.

Niall Maguire is at four in his Subaru and the Moffett brothers, Sam and Josh, are five and seven in their R5 Fiestas. Sandwiched between is Seamus Leonard who will drive a McKinstry Motorsport Subaru as a warm-up for next month's Donegal International. Based at the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan town, the rally starts at 10am.

Meanwhile, Adam Carroll is back in action over the Bank Holiday in the British GT championship, sharing a Lamborghini Huracan with Liam Griffin in the two one-hour races at Oulton Park on Monday.

And in Germany, Steven Kane tackles the Nurburgring 24-hour marathon in a GT3 Bentley Continental with German co-drivers Christopher Brück, Marco Holzer and Christer Jöns.

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