Duggan Takes Positives From Gruelling Rally Italia

 

Rob Duggan claimed 6th place among the Junior World Rally Championship runners on last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardinia. His finishing position however, doesn’t quite reflect how successful an event this was for the former Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year.

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Duggan set for another Mediterranean adventure on Rally Italia

 

Junior World Rally Championship contender Rob Duggan will start the second round of his 2017 campaign on this weekend’s Rally Italia Sardinia. It’s been 2 months since the season opening round in Corsica and the 24 year old driver from Killarney will be looking to build upon his 6th place finish on that event.

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Duggan To Start World Championship Dream In Corsica

 

Former Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year and reigning British Junior Rally Champion, Rob Duggan starts his Junior World Rally Championship campaign this weekend on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Corsica will be Duggan’s 3rd attempt at a World Rally Championship event as the Kerry man has previously tackled Wales Rally GB in 2015 and 2016.

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Duggan is the man on the Manx

 

Vauxhall Motorsport UK driver Rob Duggan rounded out an almost perfect season by taking his fifth win on the MSA DMACK Junior British Rally Championship last weekend on Rally Isle of Man. Having already secured the junior title on the previous round in Ulster, Duggan was able to drive without pressure on the Manx and secured another junior win, as well as a top 10 finish on the infamous island.

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Duggan hoping to round off successful season on The Isle of Man

 

Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year and newly crowned DMACK MSA British Junior Rally champion, Rob Duggan, will head to the Isle of Man this weekend for the final round in what has been an almost perfect season for the 23 year old Vauxhall driver from Killarney, Co. Kerry.

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Duggan Secures British Junior Title

 

Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, Rob Duggan, wrapped up the inaugural DMACK Junior British Rally Championship on last weekend's John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally. The 23 year old driver from Killarney, Co. Kerry, excelled in treacherous conditions to emerge victorious at the end of the 2 day event in his Vauxhall Adam.

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Duggan On The Brink Of British Junior Title

 

Rob Duggan, the 2015 Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, heads to this weekend’s John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally on the verge of becoming the inaugural DMACK Junior British Rally Champion.

The 23 year old Killarney driver has excelled this season, picking up a trio of wins in his Vauxhall Adam leaving him and co-driver Ger Conway with a commanding 25 point advantage over his nearest rival, Norwegian Sindre Furuseth. Duggan’s lead is all the more impressive given he has yet to play his double points “joker”, something all his rivals have already done.

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Duggan Dominates Nicky Grist Stages

 

A dominant display by 23 year old Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year and current DMACK Junior British Rally Championship leader, Rob Duggan, saw him take his third win of the series on a very challenging Nicky Grist Stages Rally. As a dual surface event, the rally provides a unique challenge with the stages of the opening day taking place on gravel before the cars are changed to tarmac specification for the second day.

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Duggan To Make Welsh Return

 

Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year and current DMACK Junior British Rally Championship leader, Rob Duggan, returns to Wales this weekend for round five of the series, the Nicky Grist Stages Rally. The rally provides a unique challenge as it is the only dual surface round of the championship with the Saturday stages taking place on gravel, while the Sunday stages will take place over the fast and flowing tarmac roads of the Epynt military training ground..

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Duggan Extends Championship Lead In Scotland

 

Rob Duggan successfully added to his 2016 DMACK Junior British Rally Championship advantage last weekend on round 4, the RSAC Scottish Rally. A second place finish on the Dumfries based event now sees the current Motorsport Ireland Young Rally driver of the Year heading the championship by 10 points.

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Scotland Awaits For Duggan

 

2015 Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, Rob Duggan, continues his 2016 DMACK Junior British Rally Championship assault this weekend on round 4, the RSAC Scottish Rally. 22 year old Duggan, from Killarney Co. Kerry, currently leads the DMACK Junior Championship by a single point having taken a brace of wins from the opening 3 rounds. As well as that, Duggan, unlike his closest rivals has yet to play his double points "joker" electing to keep it until later in the season.

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Rob Ready To Relish Kielder Challenge

 

2015 Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, Rob Duggan, continues his DMACK Junior British Rally Championship assault this weekend on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally, the third round of the 2016 British Rally Championship. 22 year old Duggan, from Killarney Co. Kerry, currently leads the DMACK Junior Championship by a single point after taking maximum points on the Circuit of Ireland Rally a few weeks ago. The Pirelli Carlisle Rally sees the series return to gravel however and it will also be the first time Rob will drive in the infamous Kielder Forest.

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Vauxhall ADAM R2 Wins British Junior Rally Championship Round Two - The Circuit of Ireland

 

The Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally Team had a fantastic result at the Circuit of Ireland Rally, based in Belfast. 

Rob Duggan and Ger Conway took maximum points on the British DMACK Junior Rally Championship in their Vauxhall ADAM R2, and are now leading the championship. 

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Duggan Targets Strong Circuit Performance

 

2015 Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, Rob Duggan, continues his 2016 campaign this weekend on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, round 2 of the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship.

22 year old Duggan, from Killarney Co. Kerry, started rallying in 2012 and has risen to become one of Ireland's brightest motorsport prospects in recent years. After claiming the Irish National Junior Rally Championship in 2013, Duggan has successfully made the switch to R2 machinery culminating in a drive with Vauxhall Motorsport UK for 2016. A strong performance on round 1 in Wales saw Rob running comfortably in 3rd place until a puncture saw him drop back. The Circuit of Ireland however sees Rob and his co-driver Ger Conway return to their favourite surface, tarmac.

 

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Duggan Ready For Vauxhall Debut

 

2015 Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, Rob Duggan, will start his 2016 campaign this weekend on the Mid Wales Stages, the opening round of the 2016 British Rally Championship. 22 year old Duggan, from Killarney Co. Kerry, started rallying in 2012 and has risen to become one of Ireland's brightest motorsport prospects in recent years. After claiming the Irish National Junior Rally Championship in 2013, Duggan has successfully made the switch to R2 machinery. These small, rapid, 1600cc cars are an ideal stepping stone to international championships and for this year, Rob will head a three car Vauxhall team in the British Junior Championship joined by co-driver, Ger Conway.

 

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Duggan leads Team-Ireland

 

Robert Duggan from Aghadoe Killarney was awarded last year with the Billy Coleman Award for Best young Rally Driver of the year 2015. Since then Robert has secured a Works Factory drive with Team Vauxhall Motorsport UK for the 2016 season and he will contest the full British Rally Championship. The governing body of Motorsport in Ireland have recognized Robert as one of Ireland’s top Elite Drivers and he has been chosen to lead a new development program called “Team-Ireland”.

 

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Vauxhall Motorsport Drive For 2016 BRC

 

Im delighted to annouce that we have signed for Vauxhall motorsport junior rally team to contest the junior british rally championship this year. I would like to thank Simon and Melanie for this huge opportunity for me and the team.

 

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Carlow Rally Sprint 2015

 

Some great fun yesterday at mondello rally sprint. Thanks to all at Carlow Car Club for a very well run event, andrew for leaving me use the car for the day.

 

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Billy Coleman Award

 

Well. What can I say only that I am completely over the moon and delighted to receive the title of "The Billy Coleman Award" for The Young Rally Driver of the Year 2015.

 

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Duggan takes positives from WRC3 performance in Wales

 

Promising Irish driver Rob Duggan says that his World Rally Championship debut on Wales Rally GB over the weekend exceeded all expectations and hopes the experience will stand him in good stead for 2016 when he hopes to contest the one-make Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy.

Against a number of more experienced drivers he produced a stunning drive on the very first day to occupy second in the Junior WRC standings from England’s Chris Ingram and Belgium’s William Wagner. But for Duggan, finishing was more important than the result, and despite retiring on Saturday he returned on the final day to accrue more useful seat time. “I came to this rally looking to get as much experience as I possibly could, and I have done that,” said Duggan.

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Carryduff Forklift R2 Wales Champions 2015

 

Well as i sit here writing this, l am still trying to get my head around it all. To say that we are delighted would just be a huge understatement. We headed to the North needing a second place finish to secure the Carryduff forklift R2 Wales championship title and thats what we did. Along with picking up that title we also won class 4, the junior championship, tied for 1st 2WD and got 2nd overall in the Northern Ireland championship. We could not have asked for anything better.

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