Josh Moffett, alongside co-driver Keith Moriarty in his Hyundai I20 R5 was the overall winner of this year’s Carlow Stages Rally, held in the county on Sunday.
Moffett claimed top spot with over a minute to spare in the final standings from Darren Gass and Declan Boyle in second and third respectively.
Speaking on at the finishing ramp at Carlow’s Seven Oaks Hotel, Moffett was delighted to claim a maiden Carlow victory.
“We didn’t have a great run in Killarney, so it’s nice to be in the top spot again”, he told The Irish Rally Podcast’s Kevin Regan, MC for the closing ceremony.
“Tricky enough stages, they’re long enough. The first was 19km, tricky with gravel in places but we managed them ok, it wasn’t too bad. Thankfully the stage opened up at the end and you can get a bit of a breather for the last few kilometres.”
“It’s our first time to win Carlow, so it’s nice to do that.”
Navigator Keith Moriarty was equally as happy with the result and glad to get across the line.
“It was a long day, hard going, but I’m fortunate enough to sit in with Josh for the day which makes it a small bit easier. He’s on fire, to be fair, hopefully we can stay going with what we’re at and do our best in the national championship.”
“I found it hard myself to get into a flow. One minute, you’re flat out on the main road, then you’ve got a road the bare width of the car. They were good stages, tricky, but we like the challenges. It was a good rally, happy to see the end of it.”