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Craig Breen remains on course to retain his World Rally title after extending his lead in Rally de Espana

Updated: Saturday, 10 Nov 2012 23:11 | Comments

Craig Breen in action at Rally de Espana
Craig Breen in action at Rally de Espana

Craig Breen remains on course for his second consecutive World Rally title after completing day two of World Rally Spain with a commanding lead in the Super 2000 class.

Breen, partnered by Killarney’s Paul Nagle, carried a lead of 3 minutes 41 seconds advantage over Swede P-G Andersson after Friday’s opening day action.

Today saw the event revert from gravel to tarmac for six special stages (160 Km) and Breen was in cruise mode throughout. Over the morning loop of three tests the Ford Fiesta driver extended his lead by one second.

Through the afternoon Breen took it down a notch, choosing to preserve his tyres but by the end of the day he had extended his lead to 3 minutes 19 seconds.

After the action, Breen said: “Everything has gone according to plan and we’re very happy.

"I’ve been taking it very easy all day and I think I’ll be taking it even slower tomorrow. All we want to do now is bring it home.”

Sunday, the final day, has another six stages scheduled, with the crews expected to reach the 18th and last stage at 1pm.

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