Craig Breen - Scott Martin

CRAIG BREEN - SCOTT MARTIN

Craig Breen et Scott Martin

 

After making his competitive debut in 2008 on the roads of his native Ireland and in Great Britain, Craig Breen’s career really took off in 2011. Competing in the WRC Academy , he managed to win the title on the final stage of Wales Rally GB.


Thanks to his Junior title, Craig earned a seat in a Fiesta S2000 for the 2012 season. The year began positively with a win in the S-WRC at Rallye Monte-Carlo, but events then took a tragic turn. A freak accident at Rally Targa Florio (IRC) took the life of his co-driver and friend Gareth Roberts. Encouraged by the friends and family of ‘Jaffa’, Craig came through this difficult period and continued his season alongside co-driver Paul Nagle. He won three more rallies in the S-WRC and ended the year as champion.


Invited to join the Peugeot Rally Academy, Craig then contested the European Rally Championship. He finished on the podium in 2013 in a 207 S2000 and again in 2014 in a 208 T16. 2014 also saw the beginning of his working relationship with Scott Martin. Following four full seasons in the WRC with Matthew Wilson and then one alongside Khalid Al Qassimi, Scott could see Craig’s talent and potential for progress.


Continuing in the 208 T16, 2015 saw the pair take on a two-pronged challenge. Despite a number of mechanical issues, Craig managed to finish as runner-up in the ERC and ended eighth in the WRC2.
His performances and tenacity earned him a place in the Abu Dhabi Total WRT to contest six rallies in 2016. Eighth in Sweden, seventh in Poland, he moved up a gear as he claimed an impressive third place in Finland. His progress was rewarded by a works drive with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT for the 2017 season.

 

CRAIG BREEN IN FIGURES

 

  • Date and place of birth: 2 February 1990 in Slieverue (Ireland)
  • Competitive debut: 2008
  • First WRC rally: 2009 Rally de Portugal
  • Number of WRC starts: 37
  • Best result in the WRC: 3rd (Finland in 2016)

 

SCOTT MARTIN IN FIGURES

 

  • Date and place of birth: 6 November 1981 in Whitehaven (England)
  • Competitive debut: 2001
  • First WRC rally: 2004 Wales Rally GB
  • Number of WRC starts: 98
  • Best result in the WRC: 3rd (Finland in 2016)