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- and check out for the series regulations.

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