Killarney Driver Colin O Donoghue tests Hyundai R5

Article courtesy of Sean Moriarty and Killarney Advertiser

KDMC driver Colin O Donoghue test drove a Hyundai i20 R5 last week as part of the Billy Coleman Award nominees’s workshops that run during the season. The third Motorsport Ireland Junior Academy Day took place in Galway last week.

Nominees for this year’s young rallydriver of the year award were given advice on many aspects of motorsport career development including fitness, media training, pacenote making and mental health fitness.

Colin is the only Kerry driver in the group and , depending on results in next month’s Fastnet Rally, could win the National Rally Championship junior title.

“It was an action packed day once again with a driving experience in a Hyundai i20 R5, accompanied by guest driver and former Billy Coleman winner Callum Devine, it was great to hear the feedback and what he had to offer on car setup” Colin told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The information and experience I gained from these talks and activities were very beneficial to me. I’m very grateful to be part of this program. Well done to everyone that wasinvolved and special thanks to John Coyne and Sean McHugh for making it happen”