Cork Motor Club are delighted to announce that Robert Barrable will be giving the Hyundai Motorsport i20 R5 its Irish Tarmac Championship debut on next month’s 2017 quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally [18-19 March]. Damien Connolly will be co-driving and they will be running on Michelin tyres.
Making the announcement, Robert said: "As a Hyundai dealer, I’ve been following the development of the New Generation i20 R5 very closely indeed and it has always been my intention to bring the car to Ireland – and I’m absolutely delighted that it’s going to happen on one of my all-time favourite events."
"I’ve driven the i20 R5 once and was very impressed with it. I’m hoping to have a small private pre-event test after the car arrives in Ireland, just to become a little bit more familiar with it and set it up for the Irish lanes."
"I’ll be giving it a good go in West Cork, but as it will only be my second rally in almost two years, I’ll be out to enjoy myself first and foremost. That said, the competitive side of me will be aiming for another championship podium finish."