Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Sunday, June 17, 2012

Motor sports has lost another rising talent. This weekend past the IRC ran the Targa Florio in Sicily. On SS8, Craig Breen and co-driver Gareth Roberts crash and Roberts was killed. Fortunately Breen escaped unharmed. It looks like an accident not too dissimilar to the type in which Robert Kubica sustained a hand injury that put him out of the 2011 F1GP season, but the full details have not been released. There is media available, but its value is contentious this soon after the incident. For now, we can only wish the best for Gareth's family and his driver, Craig.

Breen and Roberts won the WRC Academy series last year and this year were leading the SWRC series. They had been competing in several IRC events, as their calendar allowed, in order to build experience.