Owen Murphy / James O Brien are gearing up for an assault on the 2013 Valvoline Forest Rally Championship. The 2011 champions are back for another cut at the series in their Hankook Mitsubishi Evo 9.
After winning the championship in 2011 the team were always on the pace in 2012 and took victories in the Moonraker and Cork Forest Rally. Later the team moved to the Tarmac and scored a fantastic GpN victory on the final round of the Tarmac series the Cork 20 Rally.
For 2013 Hankook is once again back on board as the title sponsor of the team.
Owen said my first love is rallying in the wood and the rounds are pretty much this side of the country so with work and everything this championship really suits with the one day format.
“The championship is also offering TV coverage and for any sponsor that’s vital, for 2013 I have James O’Brien back in the hot seat and Hankook on board with the best tyres so lets hope we have a good season. This year the competition looks to be as good as or better than ever so no better time to give it a go,” Murphy said.
While the main goal is the Forest Championship selected Tarmac rounds will be added to the programme later on.
The same Hankook tyres as used on Owen’s car are available to purchase from R & R Tyres Cork or CCS RACEnRALLY.