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Cronin headlines Ulster Rally entry

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Cronin headlines Ulster Rally entry thumbnailKeith Cronin knows the importance of an Ulster Rally win for his British title aspirations.

BRITISH Rally Championship boss Iain Campbell says that it is too close to call a winner on the Ulster International Rally, which gets underway this Friday afternoon in the Glens of Antrim.
As well as a strong contingent from the British Championship, officials from the organising Northern Ireland Motor Club  have secured entries from a number of leading Irish Tarmac Championship R5 drivers.
Given his prowess on asphalt, and his knowledge of the local terrain, Hyundai i20 driver Keith Cronin should have the edge over his main pursuers, according to Campbell.
If he does manage to repeat his success from twelve months ago, it would reignite Cronin's bid for a fifth British Championship title.
Top seed Cronin is under pressure to score big on the Ulster after a puncture on Rally Ypres saw him drop from first placed BRC driver to third on the closing stage, handing victory to Matt Edwards.
That means Edwards' lead in the drivers' championship now stands at a healthy twenty points.
“Keith Cronin should disappear into the distance as he did in Ypres, but Matt Edwards wasn't far away on stage times when he didn't have issues and he still managed top points," said Campbell.

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