Fisher happy with pace against IRC stars

"I really have to be happy with my result"

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28 October 2011 - 09:34
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Alastair Fisher says he was highly satisfied at the level of competiveness he was able to demonstrate when he took part on RACMSA Rally of Scotland, the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, earlier this month.

Fisher, who like former IRC champion Kris Meeke is from Northern Ireland, was using the event to gauge his pace against some of the world’s leading Super 2000 drivers. He finished the gravel event as the leading British driver in eighth overall, setting a top-three fastest stage time in the process in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000.

“For my first time in the car on gravel I really have to be happy with my result,” said the 23-year-old Fisher. “It was a shame about the driveshaft breaking because things were going really well and I could have been in the top five without that happening. But I was really pleased with my stage times because the driving conditions really weren’t easy with so many slippery sections.”

Among the highlights for Fisher during Rally of Scotland was his fourth quickest time on the first night stage on Friday. His performance through the 25.81-kilometre High Corrie 2 stage on the final day of the event, when he set the third fastest time – just 2.7s slower than defending IRC champion and last year’s Scotland winner Juho Hänninen – also attracted significant praise.

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