Craig Breen has finished second in the Rally Liepaja-Ventspils, round two of the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship.

It was the maiden event as a Peugeot Sport factory driver on the Latvian event for Breen.

After leading on the opening day, the Irish driver, partnered by Cork’s David Moynihan, suffered on the ultra-fast snow covered stages in the Baltic and was pasted by Finnish driver Jari Ketomaa .

Breen held a solid second position on the final day although he suffered an electrical glitch on the last of this morning’s stages.

This was repaired by the Sainteloc Team mechanics and Breen was able to reach the finish.

Breen said: “I’m absolutely chuffed, this is exactly what we came here to do, and under difficult conditions.

"To come and at one stage challenge for the victory, I’m overwhelmed, a perfect start.

"I want to thank Peugeot Sport again for this opportunity, I also want to thank Sainteloc Racing, the car has been incredible here all weekend.”