Clare Press Release 11th and 12th June 2005
Clare Motor Club Carron Hillclimbs 11th,12th June 2005 Press Release
Michael Roche in a Turbo-charged green Delta T81 single-seater has continued his domination of the 2005 Dunlop Hillclimb Championship with a further two wins on the Clare Motorclub Hillclimbs near the village of Carron in the Burren. His Schumacher like sweep of the opening six rounds of the championship push him to 66points, 20.5 ahead of Co. Clare driver John McNamara in his raucous white and orange Coogar Ralt RT1. McNamara had held second place on Saturdays event until he was piped on the final run by Co. Galway driver Frank Byrnes. McNamara was third again on Sunday after another close battle with 2002 champion Byrnes in a yellow Reynard SF81. The top five positions were the same both days. Completed by Limericks Paul Oâ€™Connell in 4th position winning his class and Dubliner Simon McKinley, 5th,Â whose spectacular white Escort was the fastest saloon.