We haven’t ever brought you many racing videos from Ireland but this week is an exception. We’re going over to the Emerald Isle and inside a rare and very fast Darrian T90 GTR to spend some time speeding through the West Cork Rally. The Rally has been an Irish tradition since 1977 and the race is contested on St. Patrick’s Day weekend every year. As you will see the course is very challenging, has lots of nice views, and really tests the mettle and guts of drivers and co-drivers. In this case we see two guys handle their business like professionals but there are a couple of big pucker moments in this video as well. If the co-driver and driver ever got off the page with each other in this video, death would have been an actual concern and you’ll understand that when you see the course.
The car they are driving is pretty boss as well. This is a Darrian T90 GTR which was a very limited production racing machine built over in Wales and powered by a 2.5L engine making some 300hp. You can find them on road courses and rally courses alike but their tough design, light weight, and sprightly engine make them tough to beat in the right hands. The company has been building these cars for 30 years and from the looks of things, the exterior design has not changed all that much. We’re function over form guys every day of the week and twice on Sunday so that is nothing we’re concerning ourselves with.
If you are anything like us, you know that watching a video like this and seeing how driver and co-driver interact and work together is fascinating. Putting aside fear or emotion to deliver the directions is an intense foundation to the co-driver’s job. We’d suck at that because of all the screaming of bloody murder we would do the entire time. Stones. These guys have ’em.