May 17, 2013 by Mark Parsons
2012 Winners Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle in action!
Galway Motor Club, organisers of the Galway Summer Rally, are delighted to announce that The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe in association with Ballinasloe Town will be the new title sponsors of the 2013 Galway Summer Stages Rally. Michelle Ryan, Marketing Manager of The Carlton commented “We are delighted along with Ballinasloe Town to be... [Read more...]
May 16, 2013 by Alan Binley
ALMC Stages Rally Winner 2012 Melvyn Evans & Aled Davies
Entries for the 2013 ALMC Stages Rally which takes place on Sunday 7th July are now open with full regulations for the event available from the club. This year’s stages rally marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ALMC Motor Club and will for this year’s rally move to a new headquarters at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel, in Co. Meath with... [Read more...]
May 14, 2013 by Andy Walsh
This image of Al-Shamsi and HIggins has gone viral, unsurprisingly!
Kiltimagh co-driver John Higgins had a narrow escape at the Jordan Rally, on Friday last. The Subaru Impreza, in which he was competing in with United Arab Emirates driver, Majed al-Shamsi, slid off a cliff face into a ravine. It fell over 20ft and landed on its roof. Despite the mishap, Higgins said: “We were both fine. We came to a loose sharp left... [Read more...]
May 13, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan- 1st Tour of the Sperrins 2013
Round three of the 2013 Carryduff Forklift MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on Saturday in the Sperrin mountains for the Magherafelt and District Motor Club’s Tour of the Sperrins Rally. Following the cancellation of the Easter Stages due to the unseasonal snow-storm, 53 registered drivers and 50 registered co-drivers... [Read more...]
May 8, 2013 by Art McCarrick
As Art predicted, Jennings was victorious! Image from Aidan O'Connor
Garry Jennings is usually an upbeat, chirpy and energetic character but even he seemed almost subdued when he crossed the finish line of the Cartell Killarney Rally of the Lakes. The enormity of the win seemed too much for him to grasp and there were tears in Jennings’ eyes when he spoke at the end of the final stage. “It’s hard to take in, it’s... [Read more...]
May 7, 2013 by Martin Brady
Armstrong sideways in the Fiesta!
Jon Armstrong the speedy teenager from Kesh Co Fermanagh began his motorsport season in earnest on the Pirelli rally in Carlisle last weekend along with the fastest and most competitive fellow drivers in the British Rally championship. Driving his family prepared Ford Fiesta he took on the challenge of other crews in identical cars from the UK &... [Read more...]
May 6, 2013 by Andy Walsh
Flying High- Al-Kuwari & Duffy on their way to another WRC2 win!
Killian Duffy and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari were fastest on 8 of 10 stages and took a commanding lead of over 10 minutes into Saturday’s final leg of the WRC 2 category of Rally Argentina. With such an advantage over the rest of the field, the biggest challenge facing the pair was avoiding the hazards that had caught out so many of their WRC 2 rivals. “We... [Read more...]
May 6, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
The Look of Concentration before SS1
Super 2000 World Rally Champion Craig Breen will look back on this year’s ‘Rally of the Lakes’ and say, “what could have been.” The Waterford driver out for his first appearance on home soil in 2013 produced what has been heralded as a scintillating performance when his rally was cut prematurely short with engine failure as the event ... [Read more...]
May 4, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Following confirmation from the Easter Stages Rally management team that their event cannot be rescheduled in 2013, the organisers of the Carryduff Forklift NI Championship have confirmed that its place will now be taken by the Down Rally, on October 19th. This will therefore bring back another gravel round to the series, and also mean that the series... [Read more...]
May 3, 2013 by Trevor McGrath
Breen obviously had fun testing the Suirway Mk2!
As Paul Mulcahy unloads the Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery Mk11 Escort, Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen eagerly waits, eyeing in detail the newly liveried car that he is about to drive for the very first time. The sun visor with the word ‘BREEN’ in capital letter catches his attention and with a cheeky smile he says “I... [Read more...]