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ERC: Craig Breen - Q&A

26 January 2013

Q:
You were announced as part of the new Peugeot Rally Academy recently. Has it sunk in?

Craig Breen:
It's incredible. After all the bad times [losing my best friend and co-driver Gareth Roberts] it's nice to experience some good times. I'm 22 years old, not long out of karting and now I'm a factory driver with Peugeot and I'm doing eight rounds of the ERC. To be honest I'm speechless.

Q:
Why choose the European championship?

Craig Breen:
The European championship is the perfect place to be and to be a factory driver with Peugeot is beyond my wildest dreams. I get to compete in a very strong series in a good car and with a good team I know well. This is a big step forward for me.

Q:
You're already being considered a title contender. What does that mean to you?

Craig Breen:
I'm not thinking about that. Yes, it would mean a lot, but I still need to learn, I still need to improve by proving I can go flat out for a whole rally and not make mistakes. It's something I've got to do in the ERC because the level will be very high and there will be some serious competition.

Q:
It sounds like you're in for a busy year?

Craig Breen:
As well as the rallies I'm going to be testing and developing the Peugeot 208 Type R5, which is a great opportunity to make this car the best in the R5 class. By doing the rallies I'll be able to show I'm still competitive.

Q:
What difference will your new co-driver David Moynihan make?

Craig Breen:
Paul [Nagle] has some commitments at work so David is coming with me. I actually did one of my first rallies with David. He's a good guy who I've known for quite a long time.



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