Motorsport Ireland Weekend Round-up
On a weekend of close finishes, Peter Barrable beat his brother Rob by one second to take top place in the ALMC Endurance Trial. Peter took the lead shortly after half distance, and the siblings duelled from there to the finish as Rob tried unsuccessfully to complete a hat-trick of victories.
Alan and George Shinnors came out the winners of the Midland Navigation Trial based on Drumshanbo by defeating Martin Tynan and Fintan Clerkin on the tie deciding regulation, getting farther through the 85 mile route before incurring any penalty.
National Championship leaders Derek Mackarel and Muireann Hayes held their points advantage by taking third place overall, although they were well behind the two top crews.
Already crowned as Hewison Autotest champion, Kilkenny’s Ian White scored his ninth win of the season in MEC’s final round at Mondello Park. He led from start to finish, despite enormous pressure all day from seven times title holder Steven Ferguson from Tyrone, who was less than a second behind at the finish.