An excellent drive to second place overnight in the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes leaves Alastair Fisher & Gordon Noble as top placed championship crew in Killarney. They lie just 26.8 seconds off the lead held by Garry Jennings in an Impreza, while Sam Moffett has also featured strongly and only lies thirteen seconds further back after todays eight stages, with Stephen Wright the third placed registered driver. The pace of the event has taken its toll with some of the other championship contenders hitting trouble, Keith Cronin lost a huge amount of time with mechanical woes, Josh Moffett crashed out and Joe McGonigle suffered a time consuming first stage puncture.
Eugene Meegan and Jack Newman are having a great battle among the modified championship crews, but current championship leader overall Ross Marshall is in line to increase his lead and is still going very well. The Historic Championship leader Frank Cunningham is going very well and leading the category, followed by Philip Wylie and David Goose, all three in Escorts. The action tomorrow sees eight more stages beginning with Molls Gap and also the Junior Rally begins with all seven registered crews taking part. The first car is due at the finish at approximately 5.30pm.