As history will confirm many of rallying’s true greats have honed their asphalt skills on the fast asphalt stages of the Isle of Man. For Craig Breen this was the reason he went there and won while a junior contender in 2009. Seven years later Craig will go there as a World Rally Championship driver on a different level and holding the number one seed but with the same goal of gaining as much sealed surface experience as he can ahead of future events. This time out the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team driver and his co-driver Scott Martin will use their Circuit of Ireland winning Citroen DS3 R5 run by David Greer Motorsport and supported by Irish American businessman John Campion.
The 54th running of the Rally Isle of Man takes place from the 15th to the 17th of September and will consist of twenty all asphalt stages over three days. Valuable seat time for Craig as the year end draws closer but it will be far from a relaxing drive around the island as the rally hosts the final round of the British Rally Championship and its host of highly competitive season regulars.
Delighted to be able to confirm his entry for the rally Craig said “I’m really looking forward to going back to the Isle of Man and being back on tarmac, it’s been a while since the Circuit of Ireland and I need to get the sensation of it back so we’re in the best possible shape when we get back into a World Rally Car.” Craig also said being able to take part in the event was all thanks to John Campion and his support was making it possible to be at the start of the rally.