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Paul Nagle


Paul Nagle

About Paul

A Rally Finland winner, Paul guided Kris Meeke to the Intercontinental Rally Challenge title in 2009, a partnership that continued with MINI in the WRC in 2011. Paul first joined forces with Craig in 2012 following the passing of Craig’s former co-driver Gareth Roberts. After helping his fellow Irishman to secure the SWRC crown in 2012, Paul co-drove Andreas Mikkelsen for two world rounds in 2013 before he was reunited with Meeke at Citroën from 2014-2018. Paul and Craig reunited and joined our team in 2019, with an impressive first outing at Rally Finland. The Irish crew secured their first WRC podium with our team in 2020, finishing in second place at Rally Estonia.

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Career

2020

Two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (2)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Estonia
Final classification: 9th

2019

Two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (2)
Best result: 7th overall, Rally Finland
Final classification: 14th

2018

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (6)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rally Mexico
Final classification: 14th

2017

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (12)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Mexico, Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 7th

2016

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (7)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland
Final classification: 9th

2015

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Argentina
Final classification: 5th

2014

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 3rd overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally Argentina, Rally Finland, Rallye de France – Alsace
Final classification: 7th

2013

Two rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (2)
Best result: 6th overall, Rally Australia
Final classification: 13th

Several rounds of the European Rally Championship (4)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Islas Canarias, Rallye Açores
Final classification: 3rd

2012

Several rounds of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship (4)
Best result: 1st in class, Wales Rally GB, Rallye de France – Alsace, Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 1st

2011

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (6)
Best result: 4th overall, Wales Rally GB
Final classification: 11th

Q&A

Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?

Colin McRae.

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Cycling and running.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

Barbados for sure.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

I probably would have been an electrician.

Q5.What is your favourite food?

All types of fish.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Chilled, competitive and motivated.

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Personal data

Birthday:

29. Aug 1978

Place of birth:

Killarney (IRL)

Nationality:

Irish

Interests:

Cycling and running

WRC Facts

First Event:

Rally Catalunya (2004)

First Victory:

Rally Argentina (2015)

Driver:
With Hyundai:

Since 2019

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