Craig Breen sights on making WRC impact with Peugeot

Craig Breen
Craig Breen

Craig Breen, who has spearheaded the Peugeot Rally Academy since its creation, is looking forward to another FIA European Rally Championship campaign where his objective will be to not only secure the 2015 title but also seven WRC-2 outings all behind the wheel of his 208 T16.

Along with co-driver Scott Martin, the young Irish driver earned the 208 T16s first major international success when he won the 2014 Acropolis Rally in Greece.

For 2015, the crew and car have a programme of nine ERC rounds, since only the trip to Cyprus does not figure in the pair’s diary.

Local rally fans will get the opportunity to see Breen in action with the Circuit of Ireland Rally which runs from 2-4th April.

“I am delighted to be continuing with Peugeot Sport in 2015 when our priority will be the ERC title,” said Breen.

“Last year was not easy. We were down on luck and it was the 208 T16’s debut season but now all the ingredients are in place. The car combines speed and reliability and I know the team well, since this will be my third year as part of the official line-up.

“It is going to be an exciting but busy year because my programme also includes seven WRC-2 outings in the 208 T16 with the same team.”

The Peugeot Rally Academy’s 2015 campaign with the 208 T16 and 208 promises to be particularly busy, beginning with its first competitive appearance on next month’s European Rally Championship opener, the Jannerrallye in Austria which takes place from 4-6th January.