first_imgManus Kelly flies into the lead!MANUS Kelly and co-driver Donal Barrett are the 2016 Joule Donegal International Rally champions.Manus snatched victory on the final stage today and won with just HALF A SECOND to spare over Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin at the end of an action-packed three days of racing which saw the lead change several times – and saw top competitors forced to retire.Kelly said he was “thrilled” that he and Donall have been crowned the 2016 champions at the end of a third day which had many of its own spills and thrills. The rally drew a crowd in excess of 30,000 people this year.Many of them are at the Mt Errigal Hotel to watch Manus and Donall crowned the 2016 champions.David Bogie and Enda Sherry won the National title.Results for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS20RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev110Manus Kelly/Donall BarrettSubaru S127O/A10:48.50:002:26:53.127Keith Cronin/Mikie GalvinCitroen DS3 R55O/A10:58.30:002:26:53.60:00.50:00.538Sam Moffett/Karl AtkinsonFord Fiesta R55O/A11:10.20:002:27:31.50:38.40:37.949Josh Moffett/John RowanFord Fiesta R55111:18.40:002:28:48.71:55.61:17.2514Stephen Wright/Arthur KieransFord Fiesta R55211:19.10:002:30:00.83:07.71:12.166Alaistair Fisher/Gordon NobleFord Fiesta R55311:20.20:002:31:29.54:36.41:28.7Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS20RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev119David Bogie/Enda SherryFord Escort Mk214O/A11:16.60:002:32:03.9221Frank Kelly/Michael CoadyFord Escort Mk214O/A11:15.40:002:32:25.20:21.30:21.3322Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort Mk214O/A11:31.50:002:33:16.41:12.50:51.2424Damien Tourish/Domhnall McAlaneyFord Escort Mk213111:31.30:002:33:29.31:25.40:12.9518Declan Gallagher/James McNultyToyota Starlet RWD13211:30.20:002:33:55.91:52.00:26.6630Frank Wray/Joe McNultySubaru WRC15111:46.10:002:36:30.54:26.62:34.6SHOCK AS MANUS KELLY WINS DONEGAL RALLY BY JUST HALF A SECOND was last modified: June 19th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Manus Kellyrallylast_img read more