Wood has a 47″ advantage overnight.

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Steve Wood has just come into service with a 47″ cushion ahead of the overnight stop here in Wexford racecourse. He is followed by Ian Barrett and Gary Kiernan in the other two provisional podium places ahead of the testing 9 stages tomorrow. Stephen McCann is charging hard to get one of those places, only 15″ back in 4th. He does have a 25″ gap back to Richard Moore in 5th, great showing for the leading local, Liam Howlett ...

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Wood leads by 32″ after SS5

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Steve Wood has extended his lead to 32″ over Ian Barrett who in turn has 23″ to spare over Gary Kiernan. The charging Stephen McCann has posted another quick test time, 2nd fastest on this one with only Wood quicker. Richard Moore is keeping the local flag flying high just after McCann with another local in Liam Howlett only two places further back, the Donegal driver, John Bonner being the meat in the Wexford sandwich. John Reddington, Joe Connolly ...

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Patterson and Galvin seem to be missing

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The cars are now on the way out to the last loop of the day and two cars that look like that won’t be there this evening are Wesley Patterson and Leon Galvin. As of yet we don’t know if it is mechanical or structural, as soon as we find out, we will let you know. Most of the cars have gone past us in regroup and into service so when the servers have caught up on all the ...

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Wood by 22″ after SS4

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Steve Wood has kept his lead but reduced by 1″ after SS4, Ian Barrett taking that second on the second tour of the Cleariestown test, Neither of these though set the fastest timer on that test, Stephen McCann had that honour. McCann’s car however is showing the scars of the battle, an off on a bend has left some of the bodywork on SS3, probably why he put the boot down on SS4. On the local end of things, ...

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Wood leads by 23″ after SS3

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Normal service seems to be resumed after the slight problems we had earlier in the day in bringing the latest times to you. Steve Wood now leads by 23″ From Ian Barrett, who in turn has 18″ of a cushion back between himself and Gary Kiernan. Stephen McCann trails Kiernan by a further 24″, but has a 20″ cushion over Wesley Patterson in 5th. 13″ behind Patterson is Richard Moore in 6th, and here is where life gets interesting. ...

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Wood leads after SS2

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OK folks, it seems that there were communications problems out at the end of SS1 which had more than a few confused, but these seem to be ironing themselves out toward the sharp end of things, lower down the order may take time. Just in case local fans are wondering why Liam Howlett is not showing, that may take a while to sort, but he did make it here to service in one bit. He did however suffer communication ...

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Steve Wood leads after SS1

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Early doors yet but Steve Wood has laid down a marker to the rest of the field after SS1 in Tacumshine. He has a lead of 6″ over Ian Barrett, who in turn has a 15″ cushion to Gary Kiernan in 3rd. Stephen McCann is literally breathing down his neck only 1″ behind. We are already seeing cars finishing SS2 so here is what we have so far from SS1.

 

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The cars are in Parc Ferme, roll on the morning and let the stages begin

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The cars are through scrutiny and they all wait to be put through their paces by eagerly awaiting crews. The cars will leave the start ramp at Rally HQ at the Riverbank House Hotel at 9am. Last years winner, Steve Wood, will lead the near capacity field away, will he retain his crown by the time the cars make it back to base at roughly 5pm on Sunday, only time and 15 special stages will tell. Conditions will hopefully ...

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