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Ambitious rallying duo secure €500,000 prize

Victorious pair already planning next triumph

Carmarthen co-driver Gareth Roberts partnered his Irish team mate Craig Breen to win the first World Rally Competition (WRC) Academy Cup at Wales Rally GB on the weekend.

“This is the best thing that has happened in my rallying career yet,” said 24-year-old Roberts.

Roberts and Breen zoom past spectators, Photograph courtesy of Ryan Fowler

The Academy Cup is a competition to find new young talent among aspiring rally drivers.

The €500,000 prize was awarded to Craig Breen to spend on developing his career in 2012 as he beat his Estonian rival, Egon Kaur, on fastest stage times.

“I’m a young guy that has got big aspirations and unfortunately I won’t do anything but do my best. I want to win,” said Breen as he revealed determined plans to go with his co-driver to Monte Carlo WRC next and win there.

 

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