Donagh Kelly retains International Rally of the Lakes title!

Vehicle history check expert congratulate Donagh Kelly and co-driver Conor Foley who have retained their International Rally of the Lakes title in Kerry.

The pair emerged victorious 12 months ago with 50 seconds to spare and they repeated that feat with a fantastic performance around this year’s stages.

Kelly, in his Ford Focus WRC, began Sunday in third position but he was in command by the end of Stage 10 and capitalised on overnight leader Gary Jennings spin to fall out of contention.


Alistair Fisher sat in second in his Fiesta R5, with Sam Moffatt’s tyre puncture on stage 11 putting paid to his hopes of hunting down the leaders.

RTÉ report that “Kelly was in total control from there on in” and he kept his composure to close out victory by a margin of 49.6 seconds.

Fisher took second, which was enough to put him into the lead in the Irish Tarmac series, while Moffatt, also driving a Fiesta R5, was nine seconds further back.