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Paul Nagle

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Nationality:  IRL
Date of Birth: 29.08.1978
Age: 39
First Rally: 2004, Catalunya
Rally Wins: 3

Season 2017

Classification: WRC
Car No: 7
Car: CITROËN C3 WRC
Team: CITROËN Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Driver: Kris Meeke
Points: 27
Standing: 10
Rally Wins: 1
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 1

Paul Nagle was exposed to rallying from an early age: his father was a national-level co-driver and a key figure in organising events near the family home in Ireland.

Following his rally debut in 1997, Nagle’s big break came in 2002 when he became the Peugeot Super Cup champion co-driver alongside Garry Jennings, gaining experience of competing in the UK and France in the process.

After several seasons competing in his native Ireland, he scored a fine sixth overall alongside Gareth MacHale in Mexico in 2006 but a heavy crash in Sardinia the following season curtailed their WRC campaign.

He teamed up with Kris Meeke to win the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2009 and finish third in 2010 in a Peugeot 207, performances which earned them a place in Mini’s new WRC team for 2011.

Budget issues squeezed them out of the programme and Nagle linked up with Craig Breen for the second part of 2012, following the death of Gareth Roberts, and guided him to the SWRC title.

Nagle replaced the injured Mikko Markkula for two rallies alongside Andreas Mikkelsen in 2013 before returning to Meeke’s side when the Ulsterman earned a full WRC programme with Citroën at the start of 2014.

Their relationship with the French manufacturer blossomed. Not only did Nagle and Meeke take a maiden WRC victory in Argentina in 2015, but a superb second half of the season convinced Citroën to sign them on a three-year deal.

In 2016 Nagle guided Meeke to victory in Portugal and a stunning win in Finland, while the pair led the development and testing of Citroën’s new C3 World Rally Car in preparation for the team’s return to the WRC after a year’s sabbatical.


Following his rally debut in 1997, Nagle’s big break came in 2002 when he became the Peugeot Super Cup champion co-driver alongside Garry Jennings, gaining experience of competing in the UK and France in the process.

After several seasons competing in his native Ireland, he scored a fine sixth overall alongside Gareth MacHale in Mexico in 2006 but a heavy crash in Sardinia the following season curtailed their WRC campaign.

He teamed up with Kris Meeke to win the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2009 and finish third in 2010 in a Peugeot 207, performances which earned them a place in Mini’s new WRC team for 2011.

Budget issues squeezed them out of the programme and Nagle linked up with Craig Breen for the second part of 2012, following the death of Gareth Roberts, and guided him to the SWRC title.

Nagle replaced the injured Mikko Markkula for two rallies alongside Andreas Mikkelsen in 2013 before returning to Meeke’s side when the Ulsterman earned a full WRC programme with Citroën at the start of 2014.

Their relationship with the French manufacturer blossomed. Not only did Nagle and Meeke take a maiden WRC victory in Argentina in 2015, but a superb second half of the season convinced Citroën to sign them on a three-year deal.

In 2016 Nagle guided Meeke to victory in Portugal and a stunning win in Finland, while the pair led the development and testing of Citroën’s new C3 World Rally Car in preparation for the team’s return to the WRC after a year’s sabbatical.

Rally Classification Driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC Kris Meeke 55. 0
Rally Sweden WRC Kris Meeke 12. 2
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Kris Meeke 1. 25
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC Kris Meeke 62. 0
YPF Rally Argentina WRC Kris Meeke 20. 0
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Kris Meeke 18. 0
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Kris Meeke 44. 0

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