Dunne expresses sympathy on passing of top Rally Driver Craig Breen

North Down DUP MLA Stephen Dunne and Party Spokesperson on Sports has expressed his sincere condolences on the passing of top Irish Rally Driver Craig Breen who tragically died in a testing accident today.

By Stephen Dunne MLA

North Down

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Mr Dunne said,

"This is devastating news. I send my sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Craig Breen. Craig was the top Irish Rally driver today, competing on the World Rally Championship at the very highest level and had many fans in Northern Ireland and across the World.

Craig was a fantastic ambassador for motorsport and his love of rallying was so evident throughout his career, and competed many times on local events like the Circuit of Ireland and Ulster Rallys over many years.

The late Craig Breen pictured at the launch of a previous Circuit of Ireland Rally with Arlene Foster, Kris Meeke, Stephen Dunne MLA and Bobby Willis

Craig was also an incredibly passionate supporter of getting a World Rally Championship event back to these shores and it would be a fitting tribute to him, if a local event could be staged here once again.

We have a very rich and proud legacy in Rallying across Northern Ireland, and thousand of fans will be very shocked and saddened at this terrible news today.'

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