IRC: Cronin to begin 'steady' in Scotland

2009 and 2010 BRC champion Keith Cronin looking forward to Rally of Scotland and his first competitive run in the Proton Satria Neo S2000 on gravel.
Keith Cronin will rejoin the Proton team in a second Satria Neo S2000 for the RACMSA Rally of Scotland next weekend, the penultimate round in the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

Cronin, who recently captured his second MSA British Rally Championship title, took in the Barum Czech Rally Zlin in late August and he recorded a succession of top ten stage times, before he crashed out.

This will be his first outing with the Satria Neo S2000 on gravel and he has said he will take it easy to begin with.

“Having driven this car on the asphalt in the Czech Republic, I absolutely can't wait to get into it on the gravel,” he said. “I did this event last year, but beyond the pace notes I made, I didn't really get far enough into the event to get much experience.

“It's good to have a team-mate like Alister [McRae], I think he'll probably have a good idea of what's going on up here.

“In one way I'm starting again driving this car for the first time on gravel, but in another way I'm a step ahead from Barum Rally already, I'm more familiar with the car and with what's going on inside the cockpit, just a bit more familiar with the workings of the machine.

“My approach will be the same as Barum, I'll start out quite steady and see how we go. At the end of the event, I'd like to think we're going to be aiming for a top-five result.”

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chris h - Unregistered

October 11, 2010 11:05 AM

Top classe driver. By far the best of all the young guys in BRC. Didnt have the best car this year and still won the championship. He would wipe the floor in a good s2000 car

joe bloggs - Unregistered

October 11, 2010 9:47 AM

Would love to see Keith really push it this weekend for podium at least, massive World class potential as a driver fast on Tar and gravel, would be wonderful to see him in IRC with Proton for full series next year

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