April 23, 2014 by  


Rallying, a sport associated with closed roads in wild and windy areas of the country lanes, is coming to town this week-end, when Maiden City Motor Club brings the real deal back into its very own City centre venue in St. Columb’s Park, and Ebrington Square, but with the added attraction of the new An Grianan road stage taking place this year just... [Read more...]

Jordan Top of the Class on the Circuit of Ireland!

April 23, 2014 by  

For 18 year old A Level student Jordan Hone, he was truly top of the class on the weekend’s Circuit of Ireland Rally, as he took his Premier Car Parts Nissan Micra to a class nine victory of over eleven minutes! It was Jordan’s first time contesting the Circuit of Ireland, and with eighteen tough stages over two days, it was one of his hardest challenges... [Read more...]

A Happy Easter for Donagh on the Circuit of Ireland!

April 22, 2014 by  

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A second place on the Circuit of Ireland Rally was just reward for Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan in their Northgate Vehicle Hire Ford Focus WRC, after a hard fought drive. The West Cork winners started the event in fine form, taking fastest time on the first stage near Newtownards and maintaining second place until stage four, despite the engine also... [Read more...]

Career-best ERC finish for Barrable after podium finish on the Circuit of Ireland Rally

April 22, 2014 by  

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Robert Barrable has scored his first FIA European Rally Championship podium result after finishing a career-best 3rd overall on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally (April 17-19) in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Co-driven by Stuart Loudon, who was fighting off a sinus infection, the 26-year old Dublin driver pushed... [Read more...]

McGarrity Tops the NI Rally Championship Runners on Circuit of Ireland

April 21, 2014 by  

Round two of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on the Discover NI Circuit of Ireland Rally, over two days on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The entry was superb with the top Irish Tarmac Rally Championship crews also mixed into the Circuit National Rally action. This was an important factor as... [Read more...] Rally of the Lakes 2014 Launch

April 21, 2014 by  

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New roads to compliment some of County Kerry’ s most famous rally stages and a route that incorporates stages that have not been used in ten years are set to make this year’s Rally of the Lakes the most challenging in recent times. The third round of the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship takes place in Killarney... [Read more...]

Circuit of Ireland Victory hopes dashed as Breen retires. Peugeot Academy Update.

April 20, 2014 by  


The 208T16’s memorable win in Greece can hardly compensate for the disappointments endured by Kevin Abbring and Craig Breen this weekend in Northern Ireland. This notoriously difficult round of the FIA European Rally Championship proved tough for both Peugeot Rallye Academy drivers. Breen and Kevin Abbring were both intent on shining on the challenging,... [Read more...]

Positive Portugal For McCormack

April 9, 2014 by  

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The Northern Irish driver and his Cork based navigator, David Moynihan, kicked off their first World Rally Championship programme at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5 backed by Korean tyre giant Hankook and innovative insurance expert TigerRisk. It proved to be a rally of firsts for the former British Junior Champion as he turned his hand to his first gravel... [Read more...]

Another strong WRC-2 points-scoring finish for Barrable after surviving Rally Portugal war of attrition

April 8, 2014 by  


On his first gravel rally in almost five months, Robert Barrable scored another strong points-scoring finish with 6th in WRC-2 and 16th overall in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 on the gruelling Rally Portugal. This was the first time that the 26-year old Irish driver had ever returned to a round of the FIA World Rally Championship,... [Read more...]

Not Craig Breen’s day in Kerry!

April 7, 2014 by  


The Fel’s Point Circuit of Kerry Rally was the perfect event for Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen and Peugeot Sport to acclimatize the new 208 T16 to the bumpy tarmac roads of Irish rallying ahead of the upcoming ERC Circuit of Ireland Rally round four of the FIA European Rally Championship 2014. After a day testing in the Kerry Mountains... [Read more...]

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