Misfortune in Finland for McKenna

Posted: August 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

There was disappointment for Daniel McKenna and Andrew Grennan on last weekend’s Rally Finland when their event came to an end after four stages. Daniel had targeted to gain some useful points in the championship and they made an immediate impact by moving into an early 3rd place. Stage four of the rally was the legendary Ouninpohja stage regarded as the fastest and most dangerous stage in the world. There are 75 jumps along its 33km route. Unfortunately for McKenna/Grennan it proved to be one jump too many as their car landed on its nose  after one, damaging its radiator. Although they made it to the end of the stage, their event was over as the engine was also damaged.

This was a bitter disappointment for the crew as their hopes of JWRC glory this year are all but over. The next round of the JWRC is to be Rally France at the end of September. This will be the first full Tarmac Round of the Championship and it could be an opportunity for a class win as Daniel returns to his preferred surface.

Monaghan Endurance Trial

 

Plans are well advanced for this year’s Endurance Trial after a number of successful events in recent years. The event will see the return of many popular selectives including Rally School Ireland, Waterson’s Quarry, Latton Hut Cross and Wright’s Quarry. There will also be some new selectives never used previously, with a combination of smooth tarmac, concrete and gravel surfaces. A lot of effort goes into the running of this event and it will be beneficial to the club if entries can be sent in as soon as possible. The event takes place on Sunday 16th August. Regulations will be released this week.

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