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Killarney crew aims for a high five

Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin in action in Birr

Four-time British Rally champion, Keith Cronin, with Killarney co-driver Mikie Galvin, will return to the series in 2022 in a bid to equal the five-title tally of record holder, Jimmy McRae.

Cronin will campaign a Volkswagen Polo R5 backed by Hankook Tire and will be guided by Galvin in the co-driver’s seat.

The BRC gets underway next weekend with the tarmac surface Rally Tendring and Clacton in Essex and six further rounds follow between then and October.

“We did five events with Hankook last year as part of a development programme,” said Cronin.

“We’re doing the full championship this time and I’m confident the work we did in 2021 will have paid off,” he added.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there with the Polo, the top two in last year’s BRC drove them, they’re a strong, well-engineered car, and seem to be especially suited to rallying in this part of the world.”

Cronin had his debut in the Volkswagen on the recent Birr Rally and he and Galvin were running in second place before a broken propshaft forced the Killarney and District Motor Club crew to retire.

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