Cool FM’s Gareth Stewart to take to the stages!
March 6, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Cool FM breakfast show host, Gareth Stewart will be in at the deep end this season as he experiences the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship from different perspectives. The Bangor based radio host is keen to compete, and will have his first experience of the sport on the opening round at Bishopscourt on the 15th March. Here he will get a run in a rally course car, and also a behind the scenes look at how an event is run, thanks to members of the Ballynahinch and District Motor Club.
Gareth said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be supporting the 2014 NI Stage Rally Championship. I have a deep-rooted passion for all things motorsport and am really looking forward to experiencing a stage in the first round of the Championship at Bishopscourt on 15 March.
“I’m a real adrenaline junky and with my new-found taste for rallying want to take the next step to earn my rally Licence. With training and support from Superdrive Motorsports Centre, my plan is to take the driver’s seat and get behind the wheel as soon as possible.”
Gareth plans to attend each round, with regular chat on his shows, and we will keep track of how this rallying novice progresses during the season. Northern Ireland Championship press officer Andrew Bushe is delighted to welcome him to the series. “I think it will be good for the championship and the sport to have Gareth on board. It will give a new perspective, will help to further promote the series in the main-stream media, and i wish him good luck for this first foray into rallying.”
McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship 2014- Dates
1 Bishopscourt Stages Tarmac (Single Venue) Ballynahinch & District MC 15th March
2 Circuit of Ireland National Tarmac (Closed Road) Ulster Automobile Club 17th-21st April
3 Tour of the Sperrins Tarmac (Closed Road) Magherafelt & District MC 10th May
4 Mourne Rally Tarmac (Closed Road) Newry Motor Club 7th June
5 Ulster National Tarmac (Closed Road) Northern Ireland MC 15th-16th August
6 Lakeland Stages Gravel Enniskillen Motor Club 6th September
|7 Down Rally Tarmac (Closed Road) Rathfriland Motor Club 18th OctoberTo keep up to date please check out the NIRC Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/nirallying and check out www.anicc.org.uk for the series regulations.|