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Paul Nagle

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Career Summary


Nationality:  IRL
Date of Birth: 29.08.1978
Age: 38
First Rally: 2004, Catalunya
Rally Wins: 3

Season 2016

Classification: WRC
Car No: 0
Car: Citroen DS3 WRC
Team: Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team
Driver: Kris Meeke
Points: 64
Standing: 9
Rally Wins: 2
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 2

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.

They got off to a great start with third at the season opening Rallye Monte-Carlo and further podiums in Argentina, Finland and France meant they stayed put at Citroën for 2015. It proved to be a landmark year. Not only did Nagle and Meeke take a well-deserved maiden WRC victory in Argentina, but a superb second half of the season - that ended with second in Wales - convinced Citroën to sign them on a three-year deal.

In 2016 Nagle will partner Meeke on a mixed programme of development testing Citroen's all-new 2017 car, and competitive outings in a DS 3 World Rally car for the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team.

Rally Classification Driver Rank Points
Rally Sweden WRC Kris Meeke 23. 0+1
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Kris Meeke 1. 25
Neste Rally Finland WRC Kris Meeke 1. 25
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC Kris Meeke 16. 3
RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España WRC Kris Meeke 52. 0
Dayinsure Wales Rally GB WRC Kris Meeke 5. 10


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