Euro Rally X – Tohill Triumphs at Mondello
Dublin’s double European Rallycross class champion Derek Tohill had a great weekend at Mondello Park, with his Parts for Cars Fiesta taking top place in the Super Final on both days ahead of Noel Greene’s Mirage, and also finishing third each time in the Supercar Finals, which were rounds of the British Rallycross Championship.
Former title holder Julian Godfrey won the main British race each time, with London based Limerickman Ollie O’Donovan finishing as runner up on Saturday, but his Focus tangled with another car in yesterday’s semi-final and he didn’t qualify for the final, leaving current points leader Oliver Bennett to take second place after leading for half of the race.
Tohill also had problems in his semi-final, and had to start the final from the back of the grid, but to the delight of the large partisan crowd, he made a sensational getaway and was up to fourth place by the end of the opening lap, picking up another position during the remaining laps.
Willie Coyne and Pearse Browne shared victories in the Modified finals, with Ciaran Murphy and Keith Kerrshaawe the top drivers in the Production races. The Murray brothers, Eoin and Niall, took turns to beat each other in the Fiesta Zetec classes.