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Raven's Rock Stages Rally (Waterford) - 30 Jun 13

Posted: February 8, 2014 7:49 PM - 25055 Hits

Round 4 – 2013 National Rally Championship
Round 3 - 2013 Southern 4 Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2013 South East Stages Rally Championship

BOYLES INCREASE LEAD IN DUNLOP SERIES - Report Courtsy of Dunlop Sponsors of the National Rally Championship

Posted: February 8, 2014 7:49 PM

Donegal’s, Declan Boyle/Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) won the Waterford based Raven’s Rock Rally, round four of the Dunlop National Rally Championship that was curtailed due to a fatal accident on the fourth stage.

The following statement was issued by Motorsport Ireland,

    “Motorsport Ireland deeply regrets that competitor Paul Mulcahy of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, has passed away following injuries received in a tragic accident, which occurred during stage 4 of the Carrick-on-Suir Stages Rally which took place today Sunday 30th June 2013. As a mark of respect the organisers, Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club, have cancelled the remainder of the event.

    Motorsport Ireland and Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club extends its heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.”
Boyle finished 20.5 seconds ahead of Welsh driver, James Belton (Subaru WRC) with last year’s event winner, James Stafford (Darrian T90) eleven seconds further behind in third.

Triple national champion, Niall Maguire had a short-lived event when a nut from one of the drive’s fell off his Subaru WRC on the way to the opening stage. On the first stage James Belton (Subaru WRC) set the pace – two seconds ahead of last year’s rally winner, James Stafford (Darrian) with Dunlop series leader, Declan Boyle third. The Donegal driver was hampered by intercom issues and was three seconds further behind and three seconds ahead of fourth placed, Roy White (MG S2000).

Boyle was quickest on the two remaining stages of the opening loop and moved into the lead by the service halt at the South Quays. The Donegal ace reckoned the second stage was very gravelly while he had a good run on the third stage. Belton, 1.8 seconds behind in second, had a moment at a chicane on S.S. 2.

Stafford remarked that the tyre compound he had selected was far too soft as Roy White (MG S2000) in fourth had an altercation with a chicane bale on the third stage. Kilkenny’s, Eoin Doyle in the ex-Ray Breen Ford Focus reckoned he was a little too cautious on the third stage.

Josh Moffett (Mitsubishi) led Group N and held sixth overall, he was untroubled through the opening loop as he built up a lead of 21.5 seconds over Eugene Meegan (Mitsubishi). The top ten was completed by Jonathan Pringle, Meegan, Declan Gallagher and Sam Moffett.

Pringle was slowed on the second stage as he encountered the hanging dust from Eddie Power’s Toyota Corolla WRC. Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) had an overshoot on the second stage; on the first stage, he had intercom woes. Sam Moffett remarked that he was taking time to re-adjust to his usual Mitsubishi.

On the second loop, Boyle was quickest on stages four and five and arrived at the final service halt with a lead of 20.5 seconds. The Donegal driver stalled his Subaru on the start line of S.S. 6 and later, clipped a rock, luckily, his Subaru didn’t puncture. Belton lost a few seconds when he spun on S.S. 6 where Stafford actually posted the best time.

White took fourth to moved up to third overall in the Dunlop series as Josh Moffett took a firm grip on the Motorsport Safety Group N award. Sam Moffett (Mitsubishi) finished sixth ahead of Eoin Doyle, who incurred a one minute and 15 second time penalty for departing late from the service control. The final places in the top ten went to Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet), Eddie Power (Toyota Corolla WRC) and Alan Doherty (Opel Corsa). Due to the fatality, the remainder of the event was cancelled.

Results

Posted: February 8, 2014 7:46 PM

1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC) 45m 10s,
2 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC) 45m 31s,
3 James Stafford/Amy Ryan (Darrian T90 GTR) 45m 42s,
4 Roy White/James O’Brien (MG ZR S2000) 46m 02s,
5 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 47m 31s,
6 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 47m 51s,
7 Eoin Doyle/Peter Brennan (Ford Focus WRC) 47m 53s,
8 Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet RWD) 47m 53s,
9 Eddie Power/Mark Wiley (Toyota Corolla WRC) 48m 09s,
10 Alan Doherty/Colm Doherty (Corsa) 49m 26s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N Production class:
1 Josh Moffett/John Rowan,
2 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly,
3 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O’Grady (Subaru Impreza) 50m 32s.

rally.ie Two wheel drive award:
1 James Stafford/Amy Ryan.

Dunlop National Escort Mk 2 award:
1 James Coleman/Liam Brennan.

Historics:
1 Berian Richards/Frank Curtin (Escort) 54m 12s.

Juniors:
1 Vincent McSweeney/Michael Kearney (Civic) 17m 09s,
2 Rob Duggan/Mikie Galvin (Civic) 17m 12s,
3 Conor Moore/Ella Ryan (Civic) 17m 13s.

Leaders After:
SS1-2 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3-9 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 James Stafford/Amy Ryan (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS7 Cancelled
SS8 Cancelled
SS9 Cancelled

Statement from Motorsport Ireland

Posted: June 30, 2013 6:12 PM

"Motorsport Ireland deeply regrets that competitor Paul Mulcahy of Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, has passed away following injuries received in a tragic accident that occurred during stage 4 of the Carrick-on-Suir Stages Rally which took place today Sunday 30th June 2013.

As a mark of respect the organisers, Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club, have cancelled the remainder of the event.

Motorsport Ireland and Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club extend their heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time."

Seeded Entry List

Posted: June 25, 2013 10:29 AM

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS 1

Posted: June 25, 2013 10:26 AM

Marshalls Meeting Points

Posted: June 25, 2013 10:20 AM

SS 1/4/7: Walsh’s Filling Station, Lemybrien.
Time 07.00 am

SS 2/5/8: Walsh’s Nissan Garage, Cork Road, Waterford.
Time 07.15 am

SS 3/6/9: Byrnes Centra Shop, Kilmanden Village
Time 08.00 am

Service Park Layout

Posted: June 17, 2013 2:08 PM

Mayor of Waterford welcomes the Ravens Rock Rally to Waterford.

Posted: June 16, 2013 8:42 AM

The Carrick on Suir Motor Club held the official launch of the 2013 Ravens Rock Rally, on Friday night last, May 17th at Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford, with guest of honor, Mayor of Waterford, Councilor Jim Darcy.

On display at the Rally Launch were a collection of modern and classic Rally Cars; Metro 6R4, Toyota Celica GT4, Classic Mark 2 Escort and a brand new Ford Fiesta World Rally Car.

Mayor of Waterford Councilor Jim Darcy, thanked Clerk of the Course, Billy Collins and the Carrick on Suir Motor Club for bringing the Rally back to Waterford, and said he believed the weekend’s events, which include the Viking Marathon and the three Day Music Festival, Day Tripper, will create an exciting festive atmosphere for the City.

Prior to the Launch, event hosts Dooley’s Hotel showed live coverage of Craig Breen’s fight for the European Rally Championship at the Corsican Rally. Speaking at the launch, Billy Collins, outlined details of the Rally which takes place on Sunday June 30th as well as the range of Fringe Events supporting the Rally, including; a Food Village located around the Clock Tower, Children’s Entertainment, Craft Fair and Classic Car Show.

Collins also thanked long term sponsors, James Coleman, Tom Geraghty and Eddie Power as well as new event sponsors, Walsh’s Car Sales and the House of Waterford Crystal and event partners The Port of Waterford, The Clock Tower Car Park and Boland’s and he also paid tribute to the help received from Waterford City Council for their support in brings the event to Waterford.

Rally Launch - (Fri) 17 May 13

Posted: May 13, 2013 11:41 PM

Rally Launch @ Dooley’s Hotel, Friday May 17th 8:00pm where Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Jim Darcy welcome the Rally to Waterford
You will also have an opportunity to meet drivers and see some of the cars including the new Ford Fiesta World Rally Car.

Event overview

Posted: May 13, 2013 11:41 PM

Available on the club website:

Action Packed Weekend of Motorsport and Music

Posted: May 13, 2013 11:35 PM

On Sunday June 30th , The Ravens Rock Rally, the 4th round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship will be based along the Quays in Waterford City. The Rally is also a round of the South East Stages and the Southern 4 Rally Championship’s.

For the first time since 2005, the rally will return to Waterford and for the 1st time since the Circuit of Ireland Rally last visited Waterford, a Rally will be based on the South Quays, with Head Quarters located at Dooley’s Hotel. Bringing the event to Waterford was dream of Carrick on Suir Motor Club member Billy Collins (Clerk of the Course). The Club has received the assistance and support of Waterford City Council, as well as the support of Waterford County Council and the assistance of Waterford Chamber of Commerce.

Along with the Rally, there will be an action packed weekend for the people of Waterford as three exciting events all take place in the city over the weekend; the Day Tripper Music Festival kicks off the weekend on Friday June 28th , and continues over Saturday and Sunday with headline acts Imelda May, The Coronas and Madness. On Saturday morning the Waterford Viking Marathon will see thousands of runners take the start on the Quay, finally on Sunday morning the Rally will see competitors set off on the 1 st of three loops of stages in County Waterford located in the Kilmeaden area. After each loop of stages the competitors will return to the Service Park on the South Quays.

The City Centre location for the Service Park has been designed to appeal to Families as an exciting and entertaining day out with an Artisan Food Village, Craft Fair, Children’s Fun Fair Rides and Entertainment, and a Classic Car Show in John Roberts Sq.

What is Rallying? – Rallying is a form of Motorsport where highly tuned cars compete to be the fastest over a group of Closed Road Stages. The Monte Carlo and the Circuit of Ireland are the two oldest Rallies in the world. Rallying is considered the most challenging and exciting form of Motorsport for competitors. To put it into context; Rallying is what Formula 1 drivers do for excitement!

What are Rally Cars? - Rally Cars are based on road cars, but differ in almost every respect. Apart from having high performance engines ,the biggest differences are; the strength of the cars, the enormous brakes and most of all the suspension, which allows rally cars to drive over bumpy roads and jumps at incredible speeds. World Rally Cars are the premier class and they can accelerate as fast as a Formula 1 car and cost up to €500,000.

What is the Service Park? – Before and after the loop of Stages, team mechanics are permitted to work on the cars. In the Service Park, you will see Mechanics work against the clock; changing tyres, refueling cars, adjusting suspension setups and changing Gearboxes, all within 30 minutes. What does the Rally mean for Waterford? – The Rally brings over €1.5m to the local economy. It brings hundreds of Competitors and team personnel to stay in the City and County for the weekend. It gives residents of the City and County free access to a major sporting event. Is brings extensive Global Television coverage with the rally being shown in over 80 Countries worldwide.

The Rally is fortunate to have to loyal support of several long term sponsors who are supporting the Rallies move to Waterford; Suirway Farm Machinery, Tom Geraghty Tyres, Eddie Power JCB Hire. They have been joined by new sponsors; Dooley’s Hotel, Walsh’s Nissan Car Sales, The House of Waterford Crystal, The Port of Waterford, The Clock Tower Car Park Co. and Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Café. The Rally has also received the support and assistance of Waterford County Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce, and media partners Beat FM, as well as many other new sponsors and partners to be announced in the coming weeks.

Clerk of the Course, Billy Collins said;
“We are delighted with the welcome the Rally has received and the support that has been given by the local authorities and key stake holders. In particular I have to say, Dooley’s Hotel have made us feel very welcome and the people in Waterford City Council have given great help and advice.”

“We have put a lot of work into making the Service Park an entertaining day out for Families with the Food Village, Fun Fair Rides, Children’s Entertainment, Rally Car Simulator and Classic Car Show, and in particular we hope that Marathon Competitors and their Families and friends, as well as people on their way to the Day Tripper Music Festival, will come and hang out in the Food Village on Sunday afternoon.

Club Website

Posted: May 13, 2013 11:34 PM

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