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Fisher and Noble claim maiden Junior WRC win

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TYRONE drivers certainly made their mark at the Rallye de France with the local pairing of Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble claiming a maiden victory in the Junior World Rally Championship at the weekend.

On board their DGM-prepared Citroen DS3 R3, the local double act roared to a spectacular first victory with 42 seconds to spare over runner-up Eric Camilli.

Stephane Lefebvre finished fourth to claim the championship outright but there was no hiding Fisher’s delight after capturing his first win.

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“Winning in France against all these French drivers is a great result for us. I’ve always been quick on tarmac and I felt particularly good on the stages here,” said the Trillick native.

“We had a very good recce and Gordon (Noble) gave me perfect instructions right to the end of the rally. The FIA Junior WRC is very competitive. This win is especially valuable. It’s up to us now to maintain our good form in Wales in the final round.

Another podium finish next month could see the Tyrone duo claim second place.

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