This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1991 Donegal International Rally.
Everyone loves a local hero and James Cullen was certainly that, even before the start of his home event in 1991. Cullen, who had not only put in storming drives on the rally in the past had also acted as Clerk of the Course on the event. By 1991 James was one of Ireland’s top drivers but never quite had the machinery to match his talent. In a garish pink rear wheel Sierra Cosworth, Cullen stayed managed to stay with Bertie Fisher in damp conditions until Fisher crashed out of the event, leaving Cullen to take a hugely popular home win becoming the first Donegal man since 1983 to win the event.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on June 17th.
Next week’s upload will see more action from the Donegal International with the 1996 running of the event where, in its silver jubilee year, it served up a classic. A three day, three way fight between Andrew Nesbitt, James Cullen and Bertie Fisher.
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