WRC Wales GB was a brilliant season closer for the Irish competitors, beginning with Kris Meeke, who has been shaking down the Mini John Copper Works, this season has shown how good the Mini can be, though Meeke has had a few problems, but still securing a strong 25 points and only competing in six events. Having a difficult weekend with alternator belt failure and a broken engine mounting, Meeke shone though as he slashed the gap of 45 seconds between himself and his rival Solberg before finally finishing 1.8 seconds behind due to a spin forcing Meeke to settle for fourth overall.


Craig Breen was crowned the FIA WRC Academy Champion after a nail biting final on the stages of Wales GB. The Academy Championship came down to the wire, with only two competitors in contention for the win. To take the title from Egon Kaur, Breen had to rally the stages in times which would give him a dominant margin over Kaur, the title could not be confirmed til both Breen and Kaur finished the final stage at Myherin due to the closest of the battle between them, both finishing on 111 points. The title then was given to the driver which had the most fastest stage times throughout the season meaning that Breen was now the inaugural champion of the WRC Academy Cup by a margin of 4 seconds.


In third place saw Alastair Fisher from Tyrone take the position in the FIA WRC Academy though not finishing the stages of WRC GB due to a broken steering column, his season seemed to be pickled with bad luck though finish in overall 3rd was well deserved for the Irishman.


From Octane Photographic Ltd we would like to wish, Kris Meeke, Craig Breen and Alastair Fisher all the best for next season.