The new M O’Brien Plant Hire Junior 1000 class for 16- 18 year old’s,entered its second round on the Moonraker Forestry Rally on Saturday and once again it was the Peugeot 107’s of Alex Byrne and Jason Murphy lined up to battle.
And quite a battle is was, as just half a second separated round 1 winner Jason, and Alex on stage one.
On the second test the pressure was off as Alex made a mistake which lead to him dropping three minutes , but the roles were reversed on stage three when Jason’s 107 suffered mechanical issues,taking a stage maximum and re-joining under super-rally,that left Alex Byrne and James Fogarty with a clear victory.
“I was a little cautious after our moment this morning,but we got it going again this afternoon.It was great,very flowing stages” commented Alex after his finish .
With a fabulous prize of a drive in an R2 car in a 2018 Forest Rally round,entry vouchers for the top 3 of each round and Ears Motorsport putting up tyres as prizes its all to go for,as the C-sport run crews now tie on points heading for the third Junior 1000 Foray in May .