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Roy White and James O Brien are crowned the 2016 Triton Showers National Rally Champions
WHITE WINS TRITON SHOWERS NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIOHSIP
Post event report courtesy of Triton Showers – proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.
Clonmel’s Roy White and his Cork co-driver James O’Brien won the Triton Showers National Rally Championship courtesy of their second placed championship finish on the Sepam Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally in Clonmel.
The event, the sixth round of the series was won by Donegal cousins, Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle (Fiesta WRC), who finished 34.7 seconds in front of the R5 Fiesta on another Ulster duo, Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble.
Monaghan’s Josh Moffett and his Antrim co-driver John Rowan (Fiesta R5) were third, a further 16.9 seconds behind.
White/O’Brien came home in fourth place and gaining second placed championship points they won the Vard Memorial Trophy. White is the third Tipperary driver to win the National Championship following in the footsteps of Donie Keating (1981 and 1991 and the late Frank Meagher (1986).
Hurson (Subaru WRC) was best on the opening stage where he was 1.5 seconds quicker than Fiesta WRC of Declan Boyle with Alastair Fisher (Fiesta R5) just nine tenths of a second further behind in third. Stephen Wright (Fiesta R5) made a good start to hold fourth place in a top six that also included the Fiesta R5 of Josh Moffett and the Fiesta WRC of Roy White. Top seed Sam Moffett (Fiesta R5) was seventh. 11.9 seconds off the lead.
Boyle was quickest through the remaining pair of stages and arrived at the Powerstown Service Park with a lead of 2.2 seconds over the Fiesta R5 of Alastair Fisher. “I thought I had a puncture on that third stage” quipped rally leader Boyle, he added, “There seems to be a lot of grit on the road.”
Second placed Fisher remarked that he was a little surprised to be close to the rally leader especially on the second and third stages, he added that the brakes went soft on the third stage.
Third placed Josh Moffett - a further five seconds adrift - was untroubled.
Series leader Roy White, who was fourth, was at odds to explain his lack of pace on the first stage.
Stephen Wright occupied fifth followed by Sam Moffett, who reckoned there was a lot of gravel on the stages. Peadar Hurson was next in classification, he endured a big spin on the third stage and had to reverse and lost about 15 seconds, he also recalled visiting a hedge on the second stage following his fastest time on the opening stage. Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC), Jonny Greer (Citroen DS3 R5) and Alan Ring (Fiesta R5) rounded out the top ten.
Quickest on all three stages of the second loop and having tweaked the suspension of his Fiesta WRC, Boyle stamped his authority on the rally and extended his lead to 22 seconds. Fisher remained in second but experienced some understeer as he exited the junctions. Third placed Josh Moffett – 9.5 seconds behind Fisher clipped a bank and damaged the rear of his Fiesta R5 on the sixth stage.
Meanwhile, Roy White lost time on S.S. 6 when he spun and stalled his Fiesta WRC. Sam Moffett in fifth position remarked that he needed more traction in his Fiesta R5 while Hurson, next in classification, reckoned that he still had to find that extra turn of speed. The fourth stage was interrupted when Alan Ring and Adrian Deasy crashed their Fiesta R5 into a wall, both were removed to hospital as a precaution.
Elsewhere, Stephen Wright in seventh wasn’t as quick through the loop compared to his first run. The top ten was completed by Niall Maguire, Jonny Greer and Enda O’Brien (Escort), the latter stopped at the location of the Alan Ring accident and left his helmet at the scene, luckily, it was recovered and he was able to start on the fifth stage on schedule. O’Brien led the two-wheel drive category 17.8 seconds ahead of the Escort of Trevor Mulligan, who admitted he was very much in championship mode.
Little changed on the final loop as Boyle went on to record his third win of the season. He spun on the final stage and lost over ten seconds when he wedged the Fiesta between the Tipperary hedges. Fisher and Josh Moffett completed the top three.
Fourth overall and third fastest on the Power Stage was enough for White/O’Brien to claim the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Vard Memorial Trophy. At the finish a delighted White said, “Once the rally started I really didn’t want to know what I had to do to win. I just wanted to get to the finish, no point in adding to the pressure. In the end I didn’t have to get the twenty-one points that we reckoned was needed prior to the start, nineteen was enough and I’m thrilled. We have had a great season and one that was very consistent, Tom Gahan prepared a beautiful car for us. It is also a fantastic achievement for James O’Brien (co-driver – to have won all four Irish rally titles) as well, he kept us on the straight and narrow all. All round, it’s a great team effort and it is extra special to win it here in my home town of Clonmel.”
Kilkenny’s Enda O’Brien/John Butler (Escort) won the Modified category, Maynooth’s Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Subaru) won Group N and the Junior category was won by Donegal’s Michael Boyle/Dermot McCafferty (Honda Civic).
The Triton Showers Drive of the Day was annexed by Roscommon’s Cormac Phelan/Katja Auhl (Honda Civic).
1. D. Boyle/B. Boyle (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1h. 03m. 40.6s.
2. A. Fisher/G. Noble (Ford Fiesta R5) 1h. 04m. 15.3s
3. J. Moffett/J. Rowan (Ford Fiesta R5) 1h. 04m. 32.2s.
4. R. White/J. O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1h. 04m. 46.8s.
5. P. Hurson/D. Connolly (Subaru WRC) 1h. 05m. 17.4s.
6. S. Wright/A. Kierans (Ford Fiesta R5) 1h. 05m. 40.6s.
7. N. Maguire/E. Sherry (Subaru WRC) 1h. 05m. 50.3s.
8. J. Greer/J. Hart (Citroen DS3 R5) 1h. 06m. 35.5s.
9. E. O'Brien/J. Butler (Ford Escort) 1h. 07m. 19.8s.
10. K. Kelleher/R. Fitzpatrick (Subaru WRC) 1h. 07m. 23.0s.
Triton Showers National Rally Championship (Provisional Standings after Round 6): 1. Roy White 122 pts (Champion) 2. Niall Maguire 99 pts; 3. Peadar Hurson 88 pts; 4. D. Boyle 65 pts.
Triton Showers National Rally Championship.
Welcome to the Triton Showers Championship 2016
We would ask you to give consideration to the Triton Showers National Rally championship for 2016.
The Championship caters for all Cars from WRCs, R5s, Modified s, S2000, RRCs . Group N. Group R.
ALL of which have the opportunity to win the Championship.
The championship aim is to minimise the time away from both home and work. all events are a one day format with recce on the previous day.
All events will be broadcast on TV.
and will get extensive Media coverage both in print and on social media Twitter and FaceBook.
The overall Championship for the Vard Trophy consists of 8 events, 6 scores to count and start 4 to qualify
The "Motorsport Safety Team" National Group N Title will see the highest overall placed Group N Competitor crowned the National Champion.
The same criteria apples to the National Group R and the National 2 Wheel Drive Titles.
The National Mark 2 Champions Cup is the best FIVE scores from the 8 events.
The National Junior and Historic Titles is the best 4 scores from any 8 events.
Each event will offer a maximum of 120km of special stages. Each event will feature a Power Stage which will be the final stage with bonus points on offer to the fastest 3 registered crews.
Each event has a Drive of the Day (Specific Class on a specific stage)
The end of year Awards Presentation is also a night not to be missed and will take place on November 19th 2016 .
May we take the opportunity to invite you to the Championship Launch on Saturday February 13thin the Glen Royal Hotel Maynooth Co Kildare at 1pm were we will have the Championship Guide available giving you all the information you will need for 2016.
Come along and have a chat with us and we can answer any queries you may have.
See attached the events for 2016
6th March Mayo Stages Rally HQ Hotel Ballina Co Mayo.
3rd April Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally HQ Fels Point Hotel Tralee ,
8th May Carlow Stages Rally Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow.
29th May Cavan Stages Rally Kilmore Hotel Cavan.
3rd July ALMC Stages Rally. Castle Arch Hotel Trim
7th August Tipperary Stonethrowers Stages Rally Clonmel Park Hotel
18th September Clare Stages Rally TBA
8th October Donegal Harvest Stages Rally TBA
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Kind Regards Richard Talbot
Chairman Triton Showers National Rally Championship Committee 2016.
Contact no 087 2680732
E mail email@example.com
Triton Showers Provisional Final Points now on line They will be declared final on Friday 30th at 5pm
Entry List and event details of Round 2 The Midland Moto Stages Rally are now on line at http://www.midlandmotorclub.com/
Seeded Entry list and T & D for the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Birr Stages Rally 2015 Round 1 of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship http://www.birrmotorclub.com/
The Championship Launch of the 2015 Triton Showers National Rally Championship took place on Saturday January the 10th 2015 in the Glen Royal Hotel Maynooth
Details of the 2015 Championship and a link to event s web page are below
Kelly’s Toyota to debut New Toyota GT86 on the
Birr Stages Rally.
Brendan Kelly is pleased to announce that Declan Gallagher & Ryan Moore will drive the new Kelly’s Toyota GT86 on the Birr Stages Rally, the opening round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, which takes place in Abbeyleix on the 22nd February 2015.
In a statement, Brendan said that he was very pleased that Declan will be driving the car and it should be seen as a Test & Development exercise. This is the car’s first competitive outing on the National Rally Championship. Declan & Ryan were the 2013 National Championship Modified Champions and are the current Tarmac Modified Champions.
The car is being developed and maintained by David Greer and his team at DGMSPORT in Carryduff. The Car will compete in Class 13.
Declan spoke about the opportunity “I am very thankful to Brendan and Kelly’s Toyota for the opportunity to drive this magnificent car, I promise to give it my best. He said on winning the Modified National Championship in 2013 “It was a great feeling and something I dreamed of since I started rallying over ten years ago and to be honest is something I will cherish for years to come. I see this as a new experience and it would be great to go and do the same thing again, in a new car, Kelly’s Toyota have given me that chance. I know it is to test and develop the car, but I will be going for it”.
TRITON SHOWERS NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP DATES FOR 2015
Round 1: Birr Stages Rally Sunday February 22nd Event info http://www.birrmotorclub.com/
Round 2: Midland Stages Rally Sunday March 29th Midlandmotor Club
Round 3: Monaghan Stages Rally Sunday April 26th http://www.monaghanmotorclub.net/
Round 4: Circuit of Munster Stages Rally Sunday May 31st (June Bank Holiday weekend)
Round 5: Raven’s Rock Stages Rally Sunday June 28th
Round 6: Sligo Stages Rally Sunday July 12th
Round 7: Galway Summer Stages Rally Sunday August 30th
Round 8: Fastnet Rally (Skibbereen) Sunday October 25th
AWARDS PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD 0N SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st 2015