CoDriver // Paddy Robinson

Paddy Robinson

Ive been interested in rally from a young age when i used to go to local events with my uncle. I started completing when I was 17.  For a couple of years I kept to local events to build up experience.  From there I spent the following number of years doing the Irish national championship, and Irish gravel events.  Moving on and up to Ireland’s premier series, the Tarmac championship, during this period I done a number of events outside Ireland in the uk and Europe. In recent years I’ve got the chance to rally in America.

1996 - 1999
First event, Davagh forest in northern Ireland in a Peugeot 205 finishing 13th o/a
Various local events in front wheel drive and rear wheel drive cars. Numerous top 3 class results.

2000 - 2003
Irish National championship in gpN Subaru with Alan Nesbitt

2003 - 2006
Tarmac Championship and national events with a number of different drivers. All in gpN cars.  Willie Fannin, Gabrial Martin, Michael Curran, Andrew Stewart, Jonny Mc Kenna,
James Foley, Alan Nesbitt, Kevin Kelleher.

Myself and Alan finished runner up in the tarmac Championship 2005

2006 - 2009
I secured a seat in a number of WRC cars with different drivers
Andrew Stewart Skoda Octovia WRC
Noel Mc Carrick Subaru S8
Dennis Biggerstaff Subaru S9
PJ Mc Dermott Subaru S11
Martin Doherty S11

An 2007 I done my one and only WRC event. Rally Ireland with Michael Curran. We finished 21st o/a .

In 2008 I got to sit along side 2003 PWRC champion Martin Rowe in a Subaru N12b in Galway rally, DNF . 2 events In Europe with Martin Doherty

Best result 3rd o/a harvest rally 2009 with PJ Mc Dermott

2010 -2011
I took part in the British and Irish fiesta sporting trophy with Mark Donnelly Which took in the British Rally championship and Irish Tarmac championship,  along wit the one event in America with Enda McCormack and one in Finland with George philippidese

Irish Citroen C2 championship with Peter Barrable. Snow Drift in America with Joseph Burke 4th o/a. IRC ireland with Daniel Barry in a Evo 10 16th o/a . Ulster Rally with Robert Barrable in the Skoda S2000 4th o/a

Doing selected events in America with Garry Gill in a Subaru N12b

Here’s a short video of my self competing in the Donegal harvest rally with Kevin Kelleher in a Evo 9. Where we finished 4th O/A and 1st in gpN

How did you get started in Rally or Rallycross?

Watching my local event (Donegal Rally) with my uncle John when I was 8 or 9 years old

What are your future goals?

To help Garry’s pace come along, and get podiums in SP

// About
Name - Paddy Robinson
Hometown - Kilmacrennan Donegal Irl
Occupation - Van Sales

// Career Results
Year Event Class Finish
2014 Lake Superior Performance Rally Super Prod. DNF
2014 Susquehannock Trail Rally Open 2
2013 Susquehannock Trail Rally Super Prod. 6
2013 100 Acre Wood Rally Super Prod. 4
2012 Sno*Drift Rally Open 3
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