Author Topic: Motorsport.  (Read 2821 times)

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Motorsport.
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:01:41 PM »
Great news today that our own Kris Meeke from Dungannon has got a full works drive with Citroen in the World Rally Championship for 2014. His co-driver is Paul Nagle making it an all Irish team. This is the first time any Irish driver has had a drive of this standard and I wish him good luck.


http://www.krismeeke.com/news/2013-12-09-kris-to-drive-for-citroen-in-2014-wrc
« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 10:57:52 PM by GJL »

Tony Baloney

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14919
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 10:37:56 PM »
Some going for a local lad.

Denn Forever

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5412
  • Any means neccessary
    • View Profile
    • Malcolm x
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 11:54:45 AM »
Good going.  He has been there or there abouts for a while.
I have more respect for a man
that says what he means and
means what he says...

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 03:37:29 PM »
For anyone that is interested the all Irish team of Meeke/Nagle are laying second in WRC Rallye Monte Carlo after day one. Amazing going and I just hope they can keep the car on the road at that pace for the remaining 2 days.

Hereiam

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1889
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 03:45:06 PM »
good stuff

heganboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3917
  • well hello there!
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 08:11:25 PM »
see Ron Dennis is back at McLaren, apparently the chat is of Ross Brawn taking the team Principal gig...
Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

omagh_gael

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4761
  • '03, '05 + '08...not bad!
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 08:38:43 PM »
Great to see Kris doing so well. Used to be fantastic viewing when he was on the local rallying scene.

give her dixie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2516
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
Full on board footage with Kris on stage 3 yesterday. Epic stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vclbcO8ncEg
next stop, September 10, for number 4......

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 03:47:01 PM »
Only 2 stages left with Kris and Paul currently in 3rd. Fantastic stuff from the 2 lads. For anyone that is interested the last stage is on live on BT sports at 8pm this evening. I expect results like this will lift the profile of rallying in Ireland. Great stuff ;D

Denn Forever

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5412
  • Any means neccessary
    • View Profile
    • Malcolm x
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 03:55:58 PM »
Full on board footage with Kris on stage 3 yesterday. Epic stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vclbcO8ncEg

Looks like a "dreachy" day in Donegal/Derry
I have more respect for a man
that says what he means and
means what he says...

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 10:17:45 PM »
In one of the most treacherous rallies I have ever watched in the World Rally Championship over the last 20 odd years our boys have finished 3rd. Only beaten by the current world champion and another French driver that lives on the stages. Amazing result for their first outing as works drivers.

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 08:10:10 PM »
Rally Sweden on this weekend. The only all snow event in the Championship. Kris and Paul are laying 9th after day one. No shame as he has never driven in snow event before in a WRC car and this is a learning weekend for him. Could still push into the top 6 which would be great.



ardal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 934
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 08:46:53 AM »
Just watched your link. Great stuff

Many years ago I lived near there and had to drive part of that route once a week. Scary driving.

Best of luck to the lads

Eamonnca1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6749
  • Catching the world in my headlights of justice
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 12:34:24 AM »

GJL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1948
    • View Profile
Re: Motorsport.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 04:57:42 PM »
Ayrton Senna. IMO one of the best Sportsmen to have ever lived died 20 years ago today. I remember watching the event live. Was a sad tragic time.