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...]

Duffy survives last minute scare to win on Argentine debut

May 6, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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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...]

Podium for Duffy in Jordan

April 29, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

Al-Kuwari and Duffy at speed in their Fiesta!

Killian Duffy’s success in the Middle East continued on Friday last, when the Claremorris based Crossmolina man co-drove Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari from Qatar to second place overall on the Jordanian National Rally. The Ford Fiesta crew put in another huge performance on the event which they used as a test ahead of next weekends WRC Rally Argentina. Celebrations... [Read more...]

Podium for Killian Duffy in Kuwait

March 25, 2013 by Cathal Doyle  

The Qatari / Irish team were happy with third after a puncture on stage 11 had ended their chance of challenging for the win.

Killian Duffy’s rich vein of form on the world rally stage continued at the weekend when the Claremorris based Crossmolina man co-drove Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari from Qatar to third place overall on the Kuwait International Rally, round 2 of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship. The Ford Fiesta crew put in another huge performance to consolidate their... [Read more...]

Duffy Wins in Mexico!

March 12, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Fastest on 21 of 23 stages- total dominance for Al-Kuwari and Duffy.

  He’d never been to Mexico before. He’d never contested a WRC 2 round before. He’d never Co-driven a Fiesta RRC on a WRC round before. And he’d certainly never won by nine minutes before. Crossmolina man Killian Duffy managed all of the above last weekend when he landed the biggest win of his career. Duffy summed the week up for himself... [Read more...]

Motor Club Helping To Promote Road Safety

February 14, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Members of the Mayo Motor Club with international navigator John Higgins

A hard-hitting road safety message was delivered to nearly 1000 teenagers at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Co Mayo on Thursday last, when they viewed the AXA Insurance award-winning Road Safety Roadshow. The event was organised in conjunction with Mayo County Council, An Garda Siochana and the local emergency services. Before the Roadshow began a... [Read more...]

Restart after Retirement – Super Rally on the Mayo Stages Rally

January 26, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

Mayo stages Rally Press Release
A rally guide is available to download via the club website.

In what is a first for a one day national rally in Ireland, Mayo & District Motorsport Club will be running a pilot of Super Rally, at the 2013 Mayo Stages Rally. This will permit crews retiring from the rally prior to the last service the chance to restart the rally from the next service out control, and will no doubt be a major incentive for competitors... [Read more...]

Mayo Co-drivers head for Qatar

January 23, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Killian Duffy is co-driving again this year with Qatari Driver Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari in a Seashore Group sponsored Ford Fiesta RRC

Amid wintry showers and the promise of snow in the west of Ireland, two Mayo lads have headed for the Middle East. Killian Duffy from Crossmolina and John Higgins from Kiltimagh, both members of Mayo & District Motorsport Club, left Ireland in the last few days to compete in next weekend’s Qatar International Rally. Killian is co-driving again... [Read more...]