Craig Breen and co-driver Paul Nagle have finished second overall at the Ypres Rally Belgium.
Home favourite Thierry Neuville took victory by 30.7 ahead of his Hyundai i20 team-mate after the 19 completed stages of action.
It is Breen's second runner-up finish in as many events, after finishing second at Rally Estonia in July which matched his best finish at the World Rally Championship.
Co Waterford native Breen who finished in an overall time of 2:30:54.9, had been on course for the podium for much of the duration of the rally and came into Sunday's four final stages 10.1 seconds behind Neuville.
The Irishman slipped an extra 6.2 seconds further back on stage 17 and the overall margin between Neuville and Breen had grown to 24.3 seconds by stage 19.
Estonia's Ott Tanak won three of the final four stages on Sunday, while Finland's Kalle Rovanpera, who finished third in the overall standings behind Breen, took stage 17.
Breen and Nagle won four stages during the three days of action to Neuville's seven.
France's Sebastien Ogier extended his overall lead by a point in the championship standings.
#WRC It's a PODIUM for @Craig_Breen & @paulnagle1 as they finish @ypresrally in 2nd 🥈place after a very strong weekend! 💥 Big big congratulations! 💪 #HMSGOfficial #YpresRally pic.twitter.com/MuEr8wgVjb— hmsgofficial (@HMSGOfficial) August 15, 2021