Breen to make WRC go back with Hyundai at Rally Finland

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Breen to make WRC return with Hyundai at Rally Finland


Irish rally driving force Craig Breen will go back to the Global Rally Championship as Hyundai’s 3rd driving force for Rally Finland in August.

Breen, who misplaced his Citroen seat on the finish of closing season, is chosen after Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo each signalled their intentions to not compete within the first spherical of the WRC following the summer time wreck.

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Paul Nagle will proceed as Breen’s co-driver.

The 29-year-old, who lately enjoys a commanding lead in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship after 4 rounds of the contest, will make a initial look with the crew at Rally Estonia subsequent month.

“It is been an extended and affected person wait, having to look at everybody else force this 12 months,” he mentioned. “I’m honoured to have this one-off alternative with Paul as my co-driver.”

Breen’s previous file in Finland – completing within the best 5 on two of the closing 3 rallies and at the podium with 3rd position in 2016 – used to be a key issue within the resolution says Hyundai Motorsport director Andrea Adamo.

“He has demonstrated his magnificence at this occasion prior to now and has a large number of enjoy, which will probably be precious to us.

“We’re ensuring he has sufficient preparation with Rally Estonia, an occasion identical in taste to Finland, and the pre-event check.”

Breen admitted it used to be a “bittersweet” feeling following the demise of Manus Kelly within the Donegal World Rally on the weekend.

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