Breen on the Brink of SWRC Glory
10th November 2012
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Craig Breen remains on course for winning his second World Rally title in as many years after completing day-two of World Rally Spain with a commanding lead in the Super 2000 class.
Breen partnered by Killarney’s Paul Nagle carried a lead of 3 minutes 41 seconds advantage over Swede, P-G Andersson after Friday’s day one action.
Today Saturday saw the event revert from gravel to tarmac for six special stages (160 Km) and Breen has been in cruise mode throughout. Over the morning loop of three tests the Ford Fiesta driver even extended his lead by 1 second.
Through the afternoon Craig took it down a notch, deciding to preserve his tyres and as the penultimate day came to a close his lead now stands at 3 minutes 19 seconds.
At the end of today’s 12th and final stage Craig said, “Everything has gone according to plan and we’re very happy. I’ve been taking it very easy all day and I think I’ll be taking it even slower tomorrow. All we want to do now is bring it home.”
Tomorrow, the final day has another six stages scheduled, with the crews reaching the 18th and last special stage at 1 pm.