Five Irish Tarmac Championships and 18 wins more than qualify County Derry driver Eugene Donnelly for inclusion in RPM’s popular Tarmac Titan series, but it is the flair of the ‘Genie’ that has really endeared him to the Irish fans.
This four-hour DVD charts Eugene’s career from its beginnings in Mark II Escorts, his development in his iconic G3 Escort, the crazy times when he competed in as many as 33 events in one season and won the Border, National, Forestry and Northern Ireland Championships, and his days at the top of the WRC game.
The ‘underdog’ became a winner with the support of his family and the engineering genius of Derek McGeehan. Corollas and Fabias were not expected to beat the all-conquering Imprezas, but Donnelly Motorsport had other ideas.
Eugene tells his story, helped by his elder brother Charlie and other family members; his co-drivers Paul Nagle, Paul Kiely and Paddy Toner; and competitors like Andrew Nesbitt, Tim McNulty and Glen Allen.
It’s the story of the team’s ability to overcome financial and engineering deficits and a story of some considerable controversy at times.
You can order your copy for £14.99 + P&P HERE