Kesh man Garry Jennings swept to victory in the Joule Donegal International Rally over the weekend.
In just his first run out this season Jennings took his Subaru WRC to a well-deserved win with a relentless drive which saw him 67 seconds clear of his nearest challenger.
Jennings left reigning Tarmac Rally Champion Declan Boyle’s Ford Fiesta WRC in second place while Donagh Kelly came in third in his Ford Focus WRC with Derek McGarrity finished fourth in a Subaru WRC and Seamus Leonard fifth in another Subaru.
Jennings had a 48 second cushion heading into the third and final day of racing in north Donegal and he didn’t spare the horses as he extended his lead by a further 20 seconds to claim a resounding victory.
The victory is all the more notable for being Jennings first competitive drive this year
“This time I was the underdog and not as much pressure,” said Jennings. “However it was still hard going and the last special stage was mega.”
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