Irish Crew Daniel Barry and Martin Brady return to the IRC series to complete their 2010 campaign in the Scottish Highlands. The pairing have tackled a programme of selected rounds of this years IRC championship in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 but this will be their first foray onto gravel in the series. However loose surfaces are not unfamiliar to them as Daniel was the 2009 UK National series Group N Champion and the one make Mitsubishi series champion in 2009 and Junior champion of the hotly contested Evo Challenge in 2008. Meanwhile Martin too has had success as Evo Challenge UK champion in 2008 and 2009 while also partnering 2008 Irish Forestry champion Ray Breen to the Irish title.

With such experience under their belt they are cautiously optimistic of a solid result in Scotland but given the tough nature of the stages and the long trail of leg two with only one short remote service between 45km loops it is certain that a steady and controlled drive is the way to approach this rally. Martin commented, “I experienced this rally last year with Icelandic rally driver Daniel Siggurdarson and it is an excellent rally, and superbly organised, but the stages are ultra challenging. Long arduous with changing grip and plenty to catch you out so I know we need to approach with caution, but rallying by its very nature means you nearly always throw caution to the wind! But I know for certain it will be enjoyable both competing in Scotland and back on the IRC campaign.”

Daniel and Martin will use the exciting new DMACK tyres and will be giving them their debut in IRC competition and on a 4wd Group N car. Daniel commented, “I’m looking forward to using the new DMG2 tyres; they are a new product but they have an impressive catalogue of serious testing and development to date so I am confident in how well they will perform on the tricky Scottish stages.”

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