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Breen ready to shine on World stage
09 Feb 2016 16:04
Craig Breen said he feels like he has the whole of Ireland on his shoulders as he prepares to fulfil a lifelong dream at the World Championship event Rally Sweden.
The Waterford man was promoted to a WRC drive with the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team before Christmas and is pencilled in to take up to six rounds rounds of this year's World Championship.
No driver from the Republic of Ireland has ever competed at that level, and it's an honour Breen is not taking lightly.
"I’ve got a lot of pressure on my shoulders to perform," he told RTÉ Sport.
"It’s the first time anyone from the 26 counties has got an opportunity quite like this. I feel like I’ve got the whole country on my shoulders.
"It’s a massive opportunity and something I’ve fought for for a long time. A lot of people said to me, ‘be careful what you wish for’. I’ve wished for this since I was a kid. I’m the newbie now and I have to learn my craft.”

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