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Craig Breen wins Acropolis Rally title

Updated: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 21:18 | Comments

Scott Martin and Craig Breen celebrate their victory
Scott Martin and Craig Breen celebrate their victory

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By John Kenny

Waterford's Craig Breen won his first ever European Rally Championship round when he took his Peugeot 208 to victory in the Acropolis Rally in Greece, the third round of the 2014 series.

Breen took advantage of the demise of Dutch team-mate Kevin Abbring, who went out of the event after stage five on Saturday with overheating problems in his 208, to take the overall lead which he never relinquished over today's seven stages, beating the Citroen of Brian Bouffier of France by 8.1 seconds

The win for the 23-year-old Breen, and his English co-driver Scott Martin, adds his name to an illustrious name of past winners of the event which includes Sebastian Loeb, the late Colin McRae and fellow Irishman Paddy Hopkirk.

Irish rally fans will get the chance to see Breen in action on Sunday 6 April in the Fel's Point Circuit of Kerry also in his new Peugeot 208.

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