BOSS title for Cian Carey
Ratoath driver Cian Carey had to adapt his plans for 2020 due to Covid-19, but he still managed to finish the season with some silverware as he clinched the Big Open Single Seat (BOSS) championship at Mondello Park last weekend.
The Meath driver became the first man to retain the prestigious British Formula 3 Cup Championship and complete a memorable two in-a-row for 2018 and 2019.
He made it back-to-back successes after his inaugural victory in the 2018 competitive series and last year he achieved eight wins and 16 podiums.
Since 2016 he has achieved amazing success that included Irish young race driver of the year, Lenister Trophy champion and those two British titles back-to-back.
This year his ambitions were curtailed and he competed in the Formula BOSS Ireland championship, which he also won before, in 2016.
The Irish young driver of the year award brought Sport Ireland funding of €50,000 and along with support from Mooretown Engineering and F Brazil Reinforcements he was in a position to compete in the British F3 Cup series.
Now competing as Cian Carey Racing (CCR) team, he returned to Mondello for the first time since he won the prestigious Leinster trophy in 2017.
This year he has Shane Vogelaar and Neill Tinnelly looking after the car, they were in the same corner for all the success he achieved in the UK.
"It has been a great year and I’m delighted to win the formula BOSS championship for a second time," commented the Ratoath man.
"Due to Covid-19 we came home to race and couldn’t risk traveling back and forth to England with restrictions.
"It’s fantastic to take the title and I’ve had some really good on track battles this year for the championship with Barry Rabbitt and Paul O'Connell.
"Winning this championship is my fifth title in five years in the sport and I couldn’t ask for much more.
"I have really enjoyed my season and both Motorsport Ireland and Mondello Park did a great job in running the events under the guidelines.
"They had everything in place and were very professional.
"A massive thanks to my sponsors and the two guys running my car, Shane and Neill.
"The car finished every race this year and never missed a beat, I'm already looking forward to what 2021 brings and hope to make the step up to some races in Europe," he added.
There were seven rounds in the rescheduled championship with the action taking place on Sunday 26th July, Sunday13th September; Sunday 27th September, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.
2020 Formula Boss Ireland Championship (final standings)
1, Cian Carey
2, Michael Roche
3, Barry Rabbitt
4, Fergus Faherty
5, Joe Courtney
6, Sylvie Mullins
7, Paul O'Connell
8, Peter Dwyer
9, Eamon Matheson
10, Shane Rabbitt.