After recently aquiring Joe Connollys Fiesta R5, Limerick rally driver Keith Lyons intends to contest all six rounds of the ITRC. The 36 year old Sales Director at Lyons of Limerick has been in and out of the sport since he competed on his first rally in 2003, due mainly to work committments.
Keith began his career at the age of 21 in a Ford Ka and contested the 2003 Irish Ka championship wirh sister Karen co-driving. In between 2003 and 2012 he had fleeting apparences in an ST Focus, a class 13 Mk2 Escort and for the last two years a Ford Fiesta R2T, winning his class in the 2017 West Coast Championship.
Keith commented, “From a young age I watched my dad Ken and it was always my ambition to go rallying. Having the R2T Fiesta for the last two years was a means to get back after quite a break and it was always my intention to step up to an R5, now seems as good a time as any. This will be a steep learning curve but its also a dream come true”.
Sean Hegarty will co-drive.