Craig Breen

Craig
Breen

Age:23
Born:02/02/1990
Lives:Waterford, Ireland
Height:167.4cm
Weight:60kg
Occupation:Full-time Rally Driver
Rally Debut:Aug 2007
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Career Highlights

2013
Announcement of Peugeot Rally Academy - Craig to drive Peugeot 207 S2000 as Works Driver
Peugeot 208 T16 Development Programme Test Driver

ERC Events
Rally Liepaja-Ventspils - 2nd Overall
Spain Rally Islas Canarias EI Corte Ingles - 2nd Overall
Portugal Rallye Azores - 2nd Overall
France Tour de Corse - 4th Overall & Colin McRae Flat Out Award
Belgium Geko Ypres Rally – 3rd Overall
Rally Poland – 7th Overall

2012
SWRC World Rally Champion
Motorsport Ireland International Driver of the Year

SWRC Rallye Monte Carlo - Winner
SWRC Sweden Rally Sweden 2nd Overall
SWRC United Kingdom Rally Great Britain - Winner
SWRC France Rallye de France – Alsace - Winner
SWRC Spain Rally de Espana – Winner

IRC Events
Circuit of Ireland Rally – 5th Overall
France Tour de Corse – 6th Overall
Italy IRC Rallye Sanremo - 6th Overall and Colin McRae Flat Out Award

2011
FIA World Rally Academy Champion
World Rallye Academy Deutschland Winner
World Rally Academy Great Britain Winner
Motorsport Ireland International Driver of the Year
FIA Institute, Young Driver Excellence Academy Shootout Winner

15th Overall and 3th in SWRC, World Rally Sweden
15th Overall and 4th in SWRC, World Rally Spain
4th Overall, IRC Rally of Scotland
7th Overall, IRC Barum Czech Rally Zlin

2010
Pirelli Star Driver Global Shootout Winner
Second Overall Citroen Irish Tarmac Championship
International Rally Northern Ireland Winner
17th Overall World Rally Finland
12th Overall World Rally Great Britain
2nd Overall S-WRC World Rally Great Britain
Debut Win for the Ford Fiesta S2000 in the British Rally Championship
Debut of the Ford Fiesta S2000 in the British Rally Championship
Debut of the Ford Fiesta S2000 in the Irish Rally Championship

2009
Maxol E85 Fiesta Sporting Trophy Ireland Championship, and Fiesta Sporting Trophy UK series Irish National Junior Rally Championship, plus other key Irish and UK rallies.

2008
Selected rally events (3rd in class on debut, followed by 3rd overall in Junior class in first forestry rally) European and British karting - KF2 (top Irish driver in Europe)

2007
Karting - Formula A and KF2 1st - All-Ireland kart championships.

2006
Irish karting - Formula A 1st - National Champion

2005
Karting - British and Irish championships - JICA and Formula A Won on Irish Formula A debut

2004
Irish karting - JICA 1st - National Champion (winning 8 of 10 rounds)

2003
Irish karting - JICA

2002
Irish karting - Junior Restricted 1st - National Champion

2001
Irish karting - Cadet 2nd - Irish National Championship

2000
Irish karting - Cadet

1999
Irish karting - Cadet 1998 - Irish karting - Cadet

Scott Martin

Scott
Martin

Age:33
Born:06/11/1981
Lives:Carlisle, UK
Marital Status:Single
Hobbies:Cycling, Football, Skiing & Golf
1st WRC Event:2004, Wales Rally GB
Best Result:Fifth (2009 Cyprus Rally, 2009 Rally Argentina, 2009 Rally Poland and 2010 Jordan Rally)
Drivers (National):Simon Hudspeth, Kevin Charles, Suzie Hains, Wm Jarman, Hugh Hunter, Gary Collister, Adam Gould
Drivers (WRC):Steve Perez, Barry Clark, Mark Higgins, Matthew Wilson, Malcolm Wilson, Kris Meeke, Markko Martin, Mikko Hirvonen
 
 

Career Highlights

Having launched his career in 2001 and enjoyed two successful years co-driving at a national level in the UK, Martin then teamed-up with 17-year-old Matthew Wilson in 2004. In his first full year of the British Rally Championship with Wilson and the Eddie Stobart Motorsport team, Martin finished an impressive second outright co-driver.

His best result came on the Trackrod Rally with a well-deserved third placing, and the results continued as he finished 13th overall on his WRC debut in Wales. The pair also contested nine national events in 2004, winning four overall.

After a successful season, Martin was accepted into the prestigious MSA British Rally Elite Scheme, which hand-picked a select few from Britain's finest young rally talent to be given the best sports science and skills training in order to aid their career development.

2005 was a rollercoaster year in every sense of the term for Martin. The year began in disastrous fashion as he and Wilson were involved in an almost career-ending accident on the opening round of the BRC, Rally of Wales. However, what almost destroyed the young co-driver only made him stronger - as he took his first-ever international win on the Trackrod Rally with Wilson only weeks after recovering from the horrific accident. Martin also finished first on McRae Stages Rally where he and Wilson were fastest on every stage.

2006 saw Martin step into the world scene with Scottish driver Barry Clark as they took on the Fiesta SportingTrophy International series in its inaugural year. Competing for the Stobart Motorsport squad, Martin finished an amazing third in the FSTi series and third in the S1600 category of the BRC, which he also competed on with Clark.

His successful venture with the Scottish driver continued into 2007, as the pair won the opening five rounds of the FSTi series to have the title comfortably secured with two events remaining. This was Martin's first international series win - all at the age of just 25.

2007 became an even more educational year for the Englishman when he took on the FIA Production World Rally Championship with former BRC champion Mark Higgins, as these P-WRC events did not clash with his FSTi duties. Martin finished tenth overall at Rally Mexico and by the final round, he was deemed third overall co-driver in the P-WRC, after a year-long battle that went down to the final event.

2008 saw Martin back in a familiar seat as he contested his first full year of the WRC with Matthew Wilson in the state-of-the-art Ford Focus RS WRC 07. A consistent season saw the pair notch up six points finishes – including an overall fifth-place in Jordan – and take a significant step forward in their outright pace, recording split times similar to those of rally winners.

In 2009 Martin sat alongside Wilson as they tackled a full FIA World Rally Championship campaign in the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team using the '08 evolution of the record-breaking Ford Focus RS WRC, with continued backing from the UK-based Stobart Group. He helped Wilson to produce a consistently strong form and the pair enjoyed their best-ever WRC season, claiming points in all but one event and finishing seventh overall in the championship.

In 2010, Martin and Wilson continued to campaign another full FIA World Rally Championship for the Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team. The pair's best result was fifth at Jordan Rally and they helped the team to finish fourth overall in the Manufacturers' Championship.

In 2011, Martin returns to the WRC for the sixth year alongside Wilson. The duo will be competing under the M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team banner alongside team-mates Mads Østberg and Henning Solberg. They will contest the season in Ford's all-new challenger for 2011 – the Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

2012 was to be a disappointing year, with a lack of funds, Martin would only compete on 2 WRC events, Monte Carlo Rally at the start of the year followed by a large gap before competing on Rally GB where he & Wilson finished a respectable 8th position. Martin was able to hold a position within M-sport which enabled him to work on 10 of the WRC events, however outside the co-driver’s seat.

After so many great years with M-sport & Ford in the WRC, 2013 was to throw up a whole new challenge! Partnering Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi in the Citroen DS3 WRC with Abu Dhabi Racing and Citroen Racing. Joining a new team/driver/car and taking part in the Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) provided an all new but great challenge. Alongside their full attack on the MERC the pair would compete on 7 WRC events gaining some more valuable experience at the top level. They finished on the podium on 4 out of 5 MERC rallies, 3 of them 2nd's and a 3rd, finishing the year with 2nd in MERC - a great result for the season.

As 2013 drew to a close Scott completed his 82nd WRC rally, a great achievement learning a huge amount. He is eagerly looking forward to 2014!