RALLY: Donagh Kelly’s hopes of victory suffer a blow on Day 2

RALLY: Donagh Kelly’s hopes of victory suffer a blow on Day 2
Donagh Kelly’s hopes of success in this year’s Joule Donegal International Rally suffered a severe blow on Day 2 when his Ford Focus WRC was badly damaged after hitting a bank on the first stage.

Donagh Kelly’s hopes of success in this year’s Joule Donegal International Rally suffered a severe blow on Day 2 when his Ford Focus WRC was badly damaged after hitting a bank on the first stage.

Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy maintained their position at the top of the leaderboard at the end of Saturday.

They held a 48-second lead over Declan and Brian Boyle in second place while Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan, who were second overnight, were relegated to third place, over 37 seconds down on the Boyles.

Manus Kelly and Donal Barrett lead the National Rally after overnight leader Gary McPhilips had a big smash on the opening stage of the day, Garygort. This resulted in the stage being cancelled.

Kelly and Barrett hold an advantage of just over 20 seconds on the chairman of Donegal Motor Club, Brian Brogan and Damien McGettigan who continue to impress going into Day 3.

The competitors woke on Sunday to rain in the north west and the question is, can Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy hold on to their lead to clinch what would be a famous victory?