Wexford Hillclimb Postponed

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Press Release 20th March 2020

Due to the ongoing health emergency and the suspension of all Motorsport Ireland permitted events until the 1st of June the David Byrne Auto Repairs Hillclimb due to run on the 16th and 17th of May is suspended until further notice. Wexford Motor Club would like to recognise the contribution of David Byrne Auto Repairs to the event and the preparation put into the event by Eddie Byrne and the organising committee. We at Wexford ...

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Suspension of Activities

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Wexford Motor Club Statement 16th March 2020

In the interest of public safety, Wexford Motor Club has made the decision to immediately suspend all activities due to the threat posed by the spread of Covid-19.

This means that all upcoming meetings, sub-committee meetings and Youth Academy workshops have been postponed until further notice.

We urge you all to take the necessary measures to keep yourselves, your families and our communties safe and to follow the advice given by the HSE.

Wexford Motor Club ...

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Stafford wins

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James Stafford has just won the rally, more to follow

What seems to be the top 5

Results for the Main Field category

O/A Car Driver/Codriver Make Class Pos SS15 Road Total Diff 1st Diff Prev
1 (=) 1 James M Stafford/Jeff Case Darrian T90 GTR 14 O/A 7:30.6 0:00 1:37:39.5
2 (=) 5 Stephen McCann/Damien Fleming Ford Fiesta R5 5 O/A 7:28.5 0:00 1:39:36.4 1:56.9 1:56.9
3 (=) 8 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird Ford Escort RS Mk2 14 O/A 7:24.5 0:00 1:40:13.2 2:33.7 0:36.8
4 (+1) 7 Tomas O’Rourke/Tomas Scallan Hyundai I20 R5 5
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Stafford almost home

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James Stafford is within touching distance of the win now, even able to give a bit of time away to Stephen McCann on the last run through Quitchey and still leave nearly two minutes of a gap back to the leading 4WD car. Wesley Patterson is all but assured of 4rd but the battle royale could be behind him between Leon Galvin and Tomás O’Rourke for 4th & 5th. There is only 6″ gap between the two and the ...

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Stafford getting ever nearer

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James Stafford is getting ever nearer his 3rd Wexford win taking just over 4″ more out of Stephen McCann. The big news is that we can’t see Richie Moore on the time sheet after the second spin around Ardinagh, what has happened here, we will try to find out, maybe just trying to push too hard to get second place. Wesley Patterson seems to be good for 3rd place with Tomás O’Rourke closing in on Leon Galvin for 4th. ...

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Stafford tightening the grip After SS12

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With three stages to go in the rally, James Stafford is edging that little bit closer to his third win of the Wexford rally. He took almost 14″ out of Stephen McCann on the second pass through Quitchery, no overshoot mistake like on the first attempt. Richie Moore is also putting the squeeze on McCann as he came within a whisker of matching Stafford’s time and the gap is now down to 27″ for the second spot on the ...

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All change on SS11

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In a morning that has been full of drama, we have already seen two lead changes in two stages that have happened so far this morning. You may have seen earlier that James Stafford had a woeful time on SS10, talking to him in service this was caused by a rather time consuming overshoot where he elected to do this rather than take a bend he was coming in too hard to and possibly not be able to take ...

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Purcell powers ahead on SS10

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Not the start to day 2 of the rally that our overnight leader wanted, only 6th fastest on SS10, ironically the nearest stage of the rally to his home, and what was a lead of 4.2″ has now turned in to a deficit of 14.6″. Richard Moffett was also a big loser on this test, he has dropped three places. More later

Results for the Main Field category

O/A Car Driver/Codriver Make Class Pos SS10 Road Total Diff 1st Diff Prev
1 (+1) 6 Andrew Purcell/Liam Brennan Ford Fiesta 5
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Stafford storms SS9

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The old saying of there being many a slip between cup and lip is very true. The slip in this instance is the slip that Andrew Purcell had with his car on the last stage of the day, well a spin to be more precise. It turned an 11″ advantage into just over 4″ of a deficit, not something he would have been thinking of overnight. Having said that, he was just happy to have made James Stafford work ...

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