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Running repairs help Greer to victory

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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JONATHAN Greer nursed his misfiring CitroŽn DS3 R5 over the closing miles of a sun-kissed Glens of Antrim Rally to win the third round of the MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship by 21 seconds.
Greer was forced to carry out a 'reset' on the French machine at the end of the penultimate stage - the 8.6-miles of Ronan's Way - which followed on from fuel pressure problems earlier in the event.
“We were quite lucky we managed to get it sorted - it made things quite stressful," he told Chronicle Sport, "but everything else worked well and the stages were first class. I haven't seen them better.
“We came here primarily to get some Tarmac miles for the British Championship when it heads to Ypres next month, and the only rally on the calendar that suited was this one, so when we learned what stages the motor club planned on using I told myself, 'You can't miss that!' A win was a bonus."
However, his performance was somewhat overshadowed by the fact the bogey time was beaten on four of the six stages meaning three drivers - including Greer - were handed average notional times.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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