Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy have taken victory in today’s Modern Tyres Mourne Rally – an excellent start to finish Victory.
The winning margin over second place Derek McGarrity and James O’Reilly was 2 minutes 44.1 seconds.
In third was the Talbot Sunbeam of Damien Toner who had Paddy McCrudden on the Notes.
Jennings was using today’s Mourne Rally as a shakedown event for next weekends Donegal International Rally.
Double winner Jennings spoke of the need to go into Donegal with a positive attitude.
He spoke of 7 or 8 crews that have a serious chance at winning the Joule Donegal International Rally next weekend.
“It’s a marathon event paul – as you well know – take things easy – Rory will be pushing me from the 1st stage start”
When asked will he be straight out of the blocks on Friday………he replied:
“You Can’t win it on a Friday Paul – but you can certainly lose it”
I asked him would it be an added pressure going in as number one seeds he replied:
“We’re going to Donegal with a positive attitude – and it won’t affect our preparations going in as top seeds – we’ll do the recce and take it from there”