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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.
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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.
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No driver from the Republic of Ireland has ever competed at that level, and it's an honour Breen is not taking lightly.
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"I’ve got a lot of pressure on my shoulders to perform," he told RTÉ Sport.
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"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.
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"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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