Today, Thursday, February 2, we celebrate the birthday of Irish driver Craig Breen. The pilot lit 31 candles today.
Let us pick some stages in his brilliant career.
Son Ray Breen, Irish National Rally Champion He started karting in Ireland in 1999. Then in 2007 he moved to rallies. That year and the following year, he changed his rolling commitment to go karts.
Since 2009 He spends all his time himself for rallies The Fiesta Sporting Trophy is won by Irish, British and international champions. Thanks for those successes One year contract with M-Sport In addition to the Irish Rally Driver of the Year Award.
In 2010 Debut with the Ford Fiesta S2000 At the British Rally Championship and the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. He won his first BRC victory at the Ulster Rally and finished second overall in the Irish Championship. He will also attend the Rally of Finland that year. Ranked 17th overall and 12th in Rally Wales.
In In 2011, Breen attended the WRC Academy aboard the Ford Fiesta R2. He won the first match of the year at the German Rally, and in addition to the match at the Wales Rally he was also the WRC Academy Cup Champion.
In 2012, Breen goes to the championship S-WRC There he drives a Ford Fiesta S2000. He won the opening round in Monte Carlo and leads the championship after his second match in Sweden. Unfortunately the pilot suffered a heavy blow during his growth. Co-driver Gareth Roberts dies in crash at Rally Targa Florio, the fifth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season. He won the Super 2000 World Championship at the Rally de Catalunya in November.
In 2013, Breen and new co-driver Paul Nagle attend Puget All Pugo Rally Academy In the second place he lost only 4 points and reached the third place. Mid-season, co-driver Nagle leaves him to join WRC with Mickelson at WRC. Raj Polsky will be Belgian Lara Vaneste to read the notes from the following to Craig.
In 2014 Attends ERC while present 2015 He will run some WRC2 races with the Puget 208 R5. He will conquer a venue in Great Britain and will finish second despite having 3 outstanding successes at the academy. That same year, Breen and co-driver Scott Martin won the circuit in Ireland.
In 2016 There is a big leap going on. It switches Citron With the team Abu Dhabi Total WRT, where he will drive a DS3 WRC. Will share with World Championship team member Stephen Lefebvre. He completes 5 of the six meetings In Finland it will conquer a beautiful and moving platform. In addition to this excellent result, the fifth place in the Tour de Course should also be noted. He will end his first world championship in the top ten 36 points.
In 2017, As Citroen confirmed. He drove last year ‘s DS3 WRC, the best in Monte Carlo, and finished fifth there.
In 2018 Continuing with Citroen, driving the World Championship Citroen C3 WRC There he won two podiums, the rally in Sweden and the rally in Estonia. Then our Relent C4 will succeed with WRC.
Year of transition 2019 It competes in some of our CIR competitions and in his Irish National Championship. Hyundai i20 WRC dual parenthesis at WRC Wales Rally GB finished eighth and Nesthe Rally Finland finished seventh.
We come back to last season, which was deadly Year 2020, A double engagement with Brain, ERC continues to be on Hyundai where he faces a couple of races in Wroclaw where he alternates with the deaf. Running Rally Estonia and Sweden finished second and third, respectively.
We renew our wishes and travel with Craig:
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