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Commanding Cronin Leads Galway Opener

West Cork's Cronin and Co-Driver Galvin Takes Commanding Lead in Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Opener

In a display of precision and speed, West Cork driver Keith Cronin, accompanied by co-driver Mikie Galvin from Killarney, emerged as the overnight leaders in the Galway International Rally—the inaugural event of the 2024 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

Commanding Performance:

Cronin and Galvin showcased their prowess by claiming the top spot in four out of today's eight stages. Piloting their Ford Fiesta Rally 2, the duo heads into Sunday's remaining six tests with a significant 15.6-second advantage.

“We were on the full wets for that last loop, it wasn’t ideal”, said Cronin.  “I definitely didn’t expect to be leading overnight.  We’ll review the pace notes for tomorrow and see what the weather will be like.”

2023 tarmac champion Callum Devine hold second overall despite intercom issues earlier in the day, But a brave tyre choice for the final loop of stages closed the gap on Cronin ahead of another six stages on Sunday.

Josh Moffett sits third overall in his all new Citroen C3 Rally2 despite issues with suspension set-up, British driver Matt Edwards crashed out on the second stage but is likely to return onSunday under super rally.

External Credits:

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