ALMC Endurance Hots Up

January 30, 2013 by Alan Binley  

Preparations for the ALMC Motor Club Enduarnce Trial are well advanced and the entries are flowing in for the first event of the 2013 season. Once again the event returns to the excellent facilities at Luttrellstown Castle Resort Golf Club taking place on Saturday the 16th February, with the event offering entrants no less than 60km of challenging and enjoyable selectives located in and around the event headquarters. Following the enormous success of the event last year and the growing popularity of Endurance Trials in Ireland ALMC will once again kick off the Endurance Trial calendar and with a number of new events planned by other motor clubs in the country Endurance competitors will have the opportunity to test and develop their skills on a host of new events through the course of the year. This years ALMC event will visit some of the more difficult tests which featured in last year’s Trial while visiting a number of new locations with the event ending in a run through the Luttrellstown Castle test which will be the longest of the day under the cover of darkness. Clerk of the Course for the event Noel Devlin is promising a long and challenging days entertainment for all crews of whatever ability “there is something in the event for everyone who takes part and we have focused on bring together venues that offer longer tests and the opportunity to visit them in both daylight and under the cover of darkness. There are some real classic selectives in the event like Slane Castle, Fairyhouse and of course Luttrelstown along with these we also have some new venues Townley Hall, Raystown Business Park and a Whiteriver Kart Track amongst others. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than last years and while there will be some of last year’s tests included they will all have some subtle changes so that last year’s crews don’t have any significant advantage. To be honest I am disappointed I am not competing myself as I would really like to be doing the event” commented Noel.

The event will start from Luttrellstown golf club at 12 noon with scrutiny and drivers briefing taken place prior to the start also at the club. The crews will then head for the tests with a teatime stop scheduled for 5.25pm that evening which will be preceded by an afternoon packed with tests spread over counties Dublin, Louth and Meath. The first of the competing cars is due back in Luttrellstown at 9.00pm prior to which they will have a run through the 15km night selective around the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle estate one of the highlights of the event. Entries are now open and with the number of entries restricted to 70 competing cars it is likely a reserve list will be created long before the closing date, it is important that competing crews get their entries in now.
The entry fee is just €190 thats just over €3 per km, which includes standard rate IRDS/BRDS insurance and a €30 crew personal accident insurance; the club are offering a discount of €7 for entries from competitors aged 16 or 17. Cars from classes 1 to 5 are eligible for the event which range from navigation trial cars up to 2000cc to front and rear wheel drive retro type cars, with the overall winner being decided from class 1.

Full regulations and details of the event are available on the ALMC Motor Club website www.almc.ie or by contacting the event secretary Deirdre Gallagher on 086 336 6186 or by email deirdre@almc.ie.


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