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Rallying: Breen up for Super move

Craig Breen has outlined plans to contest next season’s Super 2000 World rally championship.

The 21-year-old Waterford driver won the inaugural World championship academy series this year and will use the €500,000 prize to fund a SWRC challenge starting with the Monte Carlo Rally next month.

Breen will drive the same S2000 Ford Fiesta in which he won last year’s Rally NI.

“Winning with WRC Academy has given me more options but I still needed to make the correct choice and the SWRC series is the logical route to future my career,” said Breen.

The SWRC championship covers seven rounds and, after Monte Carlo, moves to Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Great Britain, France and Spain.

Breen, named Ireland’s International Rally Driver of the Year earlier this month, also hopes to add other events to his programme and had indicated he would like to compete on the Circuit of Ireland, part of next season’s Intercontinental Challenge.

Meanwhile, Kris Meeke says he was not asked to attend today’s meeting at which the future of the John Cooper Mini team may be decided.

It has been reported the reason the team missed the deadline to register for next season’s World championship centres on question marks over WRC promoters, North One Sport, and television coverage following the collapse of parent company Convers Sports Initiatives.

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