Derry’s Oisin McCloskey tries to escape this Mayo attack. NCL08-6428DOK

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Derry’s Oisin McCloskey tries to escape this Mayo attack. NCL08-6428DOK thumbnailCallum Devine netted some strong JWRC points on his Rally Sweden debut. WK08038

CALLUM Devine opened his FIA Junior World Rally Championship account with a solid drive to sixth-place on Rally Sweden after haemorrhaging time on the opening leg in Karlstad with anti-lag issues.
The Claudy-based driver, who used his money from winning the Billy Coleman Award and the Junior British Rally Championship last year to fund his JWRC title bid, said he was 'delighted' with the result.
“It was good. I really enjoyed it," said the twenty three-year-old. "It was probably one of the hardest rallies I've ever done between making our own pace notes and using studded tyres for the first time.
“We are happy with our efforts. Sixth is a good result for us given the experience of the drivers who finished in front of us. Overall, I'm happy with how the first round of the JWRC has gone," he added.
After languishing down in twelfth spot following Thursday evening's spectator friendly stage due to turbo problems, Devine bounced back by climbing up to seventh on Friday's opening test. And by Saturday morning he was briefly inside the top five before he eventually finished in sixth position.
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