Nagle calls time on WRC career after Rally Spain

Paul Nagle announced today his retirement from World Rally Championship at the end of Rally Spain which will be held in 15 days.

The Irishman is currently co-driving Craig Breen in M-Sport Ford and their cooperation started back in 2019 as the first one parted way with Kris Meeke at the end of 2018.

His debut in World Rally Championship started in 2004 when he was alongside Donie O'Sullivan with a Ford Focus WRC '01 at Rally Spain.

Since then, he has many podium in his WRC career and was five times at the highest place of the podium when he was Meeke's co-driver with Citroen Racing.

According to what Nagle said to DirtFish, Breen was aware of his navigator's retirement since the end of Rally Sardinia and together decided that the first one will retire after Rally Spain with the intention of giving seat time to Breen's new co-driver for Rally Japan before the new season starts.

"It’s has been one hell of a rollarcoster and the memories and friends I made will last a life time", Nagle said.

"Big thank you to everyone who followed us around the world over the last 20 years. 

"To my family and friends and especially my wife Cathy, Thank you for being there for all of it, in the good days and bad. 

"Ye always had my back. 

"To Craig and Kris, thank you both for making the dream happen. 

"We have made amazing memories".

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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