July 17, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The Dunlop brand has been synonomous with motorsport in Ireland for decades.
ONE of the strongest and longest sponsorship associations in Irish motorsport will cease at the end of the season as Dunlop has announced it will not be renewing its title sponsorship of the National Rally Championship. The announcement brings to an end a glorious chapter that began in 2000 and has seen the series become one of the most popular and... [Read more...]
July 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The organising team at the launch of the ACE Signs Imokilly single Stage Rally. Image from Ger Leahy.
Thursday the 3rd of July saw the press launch of the AceSigns sponsored Imokilly Motor Club Single Stage Rally at Harty’s Bar & Restaurant in Cloyne in east Cork. A great crowd turned out on the night and all the talk was about the third running of the event. A photo shoot took place outside with some of the Imokilly Motor Club member’s cars... [Read more...]
July 8, 2014 by Sean Hassett
Derek and Trevor leap high at the Mayo Stages Rally. (Photo: James Burke)
This weekend’s Sligo Stages Rally is going to be one of the biggest in Derek Bolton and Trevor O’Connell’s rally careers. The pair started rallying at the wheel of a Subaru Impreza in 2009 and have shared many successes since, but this weekend they are on the cusp of winning class 15 in the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship. After a troubled... [Read more...]
July 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Image from Con Brady
This year the ALMC Stages Rally moved its headquarters to the centre of County Meath and the historic town of Trim. The organising team were very excited about the stages they selected and the compact route on offer to competitors and they weren’t disappointed with the response, a great entry of top UK and Irish crews was received. Trim castle... [Read more...]
June 27, 2014 by Leo Nulty
After his first BRC win at the Jim Clark, Daniel is joint leader of the series with Osian Pryce.
Scotland for the All stations are go for the 2014 Pirelli Star Driver and joint British Rally Championship (BRC) leader Daniel McKenna, as he prepares for this weekend’s RSAC Scottish Rally. The Scottish Rally is the third round of the BRC and after a win apiece on the opening two rounds, Daniel is level on points at the top of the championship standings... [Read more...]
June 25, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Excitement is building ahead of the ceremonial start of the event in Trim in just over a week's time.
The excitement is really starting to build as we approach the weekend of July 5th & 6th and the annual ALMC Stages Rally. This year ALMC Motor Club has moved the rally centre to Trim, Co. Meath and in doing so are delighted to announce that the Cusack Hotel Groups’ Castle Arch Hotel will be the new Rally Headquarters. The move to Trim is also... [Read more...]
June 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty
McKenna is relishing the chance to get back behind the wheel of his Mk2 Escort in Donegal
2014 Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna and his co-driver Arthur Kierans are undertaking final preparations for one of Ireland’s most popular motorsport events, the Donegal International Rally. Daniel and Arthur are heading to the North West of Ireland in the Scanbitz Mark II Ford Escort to continue development work for Pirelli with their P7 Classic... [Read more...]
June 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Breen on the Circuit of Ireland in the Peugeot 208 T16.
The town of Ypres in Belgium is no stranger to battles as is well documented in history and this week Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen along with Europe’s other top drivers roll into town to do battle of a different kind at Round 6 of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) ,The “Geko Ypres Rally” on June 19th-21st. Celebrating its... [Read more...]
Barrable celebrates 12 months with Tunnock’s Fiesta R5 with a return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
June 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Fresh from a Formula Ford Festival win, Rob is back in the Tunnock's Fiesta in just over a week's time.
Robert Barrable will celebrate 12 months of rallying in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 by returning to the place he made his debut in the car – the Goodwood Festival of Speed (26-29 June). The Tunnock’s R5 has become an instantly recognisable car in the FIA World Rally Championship – where Robert and co-driver Stuart Loudon have... [Read more...]
June 13, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Dunlop will swap two wheels for four when he tackles the famous Donegal stages in a MK2 Escort!
It’s on. After weeks, if not in fact months, of rumour, speculation and cryptic clues the organisers of the Donegal International Rally Ireland have announced the arrival of the Holy Grail of Road Racing: Michael Dunlop has entered the Donegal Rally. The ‘King of the Road’ is coming to Donegal. On the 20th June 2014, the World’s quickest road... [Read more...]