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Galway International Rally - 4-5 Feb 17

Posted: January 17, 2017 10:08 AM - 6177 Hits

Corrib Oil Galway International Rally 2017
Round 1 - 2017 Tarmac Rally Championship

Corrib Oil Galway International Rally Revs Up!

Posted: January 15, 2017 6:25 PM

The Corrib Oil Galway International Rally gets underway on Friday 3rd February, and the list of early entries suggests a great weekends rallying is ahead. Already a competitive battle is shaping up between last year's winner Gary Jennings, with Rory Kennedy co driving, in his Subaru WRC, Declan Boyle in his Fiesta WRC, National Champion Roy White in his similar car, and the R5 Fiestas of Cork 20 winner Josh Moffett, and another for his brother Sam, along with a number of the new Skoda and Citroen R5 cars adding to the mix. More top line entries are expected in the coming weeks.

Overseas interest includes a two car German team of Porsche 911 cars, with the entry also including two of the iconic BMW M3 rally cars, and two of the latest BMW 1M versions.

Early local entries include Jonathan Folan and Pat and Jonathan Kelly driving Subaru's Richard, James and Sarah Whelan in BMW's , Tommy Cahill and Enda O Leary in a Mitsubishi Evo and Andrew Burke and Colin Keegan in Citroen DS3.

The Galway Race Course will play host to mechanical scrutineering on Friday the 3rd of February. The event will finish at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, on the Sunday evening with the top cars crossing the finish ramp and the victors spraying the champagne. The management and staff of the Clayton Hotel will be celebrating the fact that this will be the 10th consecutive year of their involvement with the rally.

The event will run over two days and will have a total of 15 closed road stages. The demanding route consists of 9 stages on Saturday centered on the town of Athenry with a further 6 stages being covered on the Sunday based in the town of Tuam in north Galway. Detailed Maps and time schedules will be available from the Official Rally Programme which will be available closer the event. A list of outlets will be published on the event website shortly.

The 2017 event will have International Status and will be the opening round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship The event will include an Historic Rally and a Junior Rally and an entry of 100 teams is expected when entries close.

The rally will bring a welcome early season boost to visitor numbers in Galway city and county. The event generates over 2,000 bed nights annually as most of the hundred or so teams, some of up to 30 people, spend two weekends in the city and county between making their route notes and taking part in the event itself. Corrib Oil, the title sponsors have a range of rally jackets and other rally products available from their website and their petrol station outlets nationwide.

The Rally Launch will take place on Friday 20th January next at 8.00pm at the Clayton Hotel, and anyone interested is invited to attend.

More information can be found on the rally website www.galwayinternationalrally.com and on social media accounts.

Draw for Galway Motor Club Members

Posted: January 14, 2017 5:11 PM

Galway International Rally gets into gear!

Posted: December 26, 2016 4:17 AM

Preparations are well under way for the 2017 Corrib Oil Galway International Rally, which takes place from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Galway Motor Club's Kieran Donohue, from Headford, is once again Clerk of the Course. He and his dedicated team have laid on a challenging route, based in the Athenry area on Saturday 4th February, and Tuam on Sunday 5th February. Kieran has selected some stages not used for many years in addition to old favorites from more recent years events. These are sure to test the drivers to their limits over the two days!

Corrib Oil has again taken up the role of title sponsor for the rally. The event costs over EUR 120,000 to run each year, and the club committee is indebted to the management and staff of Corrib Oil for their significant sponsorship.

The Galway Race Course will play host to mechanical scrutineering on Friday the 3rd of February. This will be a perfect opportunity to get up close to the cars and drivers prior to the high-speed action on Saturday and Sunday. The event will finish at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, on the Sunday evening with the top cars crossing the finish ramp and the victors spraying the champagne. The management and staff of the Clayton Hotel will be celebrating the fact the this is the 10th consecutive year of their involvement with the rally.

The event will run over two days and will have a total of 15 closed road stages. The demanding route consists of 9 stages on Saturday, with a further 6 stages being covered on Sunday. Detailed Maps and time schedules will be available in the official Rally Programme, which will be available closer the event. A list of outlets will be published on the event website shortly.

The 2017 edition will have International Status and will be the opening round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. It is a truly International event with competitors traveling from all over the world for a chance to compete on the Galway roads. One such competitor is Kai-Dieter K?lle, who is again bringing his iconic Porsche 911 all the way from Northern Germany to Galway to compete over the unique terrain of the "Wild Atlantic Way". The five times North German Rally Champion is relishing the challenge having competed in Galway in 2015 for the first time and enjoying every aspect of the rally. Also coming from Germany is Andreas Dahms driving a similar Porsche. The event will include a Historic and Junior rallies and an entry of over 100 teams is expected

The rally will bring a welcome early season boost to visitor numbers in Galway city and county. The event generates over 2,000 bed-nights annually as most of the hundred or so teams, some of up to 30 people, spend two weekends in the city and county between making their route notes and taking part in the event itself.

On Line Entry / Regulations

Posted: December 23, 2016 3:21 PM

EVO On line Entry

Regulations:

Rally Launch - (Fri) 20 Jan 17

Posted: December 16, 2016 10:20 AM

Launch Date: Friday 20th January in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

General Competitor Information

Posted: December 16, 2016 10:17 AM

Headquarters:
Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway
(Special Early bird room rates for rooms booked and paid for by 31/12/16). Please contact the hotel directly.

Entry Fees:
- International & National = Eur750 + Insurance Levy of Eur250. TOTAL Eur1000
- Historic = Eur750 + Insurance Levy of Eur125. TOTAL Eur875
- Junior = Eur375 + Insurance Levy of Eur125. Total Eur500

Length
The length of the Rally including non-competitive sections will be approximately 490 kms, including 15 special stages of circa 220kms and is divided into 2 legs.

For Junior Competitors, the length of the Rally including non-competitive sections will be approximately 220 kms, including 6 special stages of circa 100kms Eur Sunday Only

Insurance
ALL DRIVERS MUST ensure that they are listed on the 2017 IRDS/BRDS database on the Motorsport Ireland website (updated weekly) and pay any additional premium loading to be permitted to start the event.

Entries & Regulations:
Queries Eur Email Niamh@galwaymotorclub.ie
Easy pay options are available. Gift vouchers available. Payment can be made by EFT.

Launch Date: Friday 20th January in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

Recce Dates: (9am to 6pm)
- Saturday 28th January
- Sunday 29th January
- Thursday 2nd February
- Friday 3rd February
- Saturday 4th February (Juniors)

Service Saturday: The Mart, Athenry, Co Galway
Service Sunday: Burkes DOE Centre, Tuam, Co Galway
Traders: Only those with a valid SERVICE PASS issued by the organisers will be granted access to the Service Area. For details please send an EMAIL ONLY to galwayinternationalservicearea@gmail.com

Scrutiny: Galway Racecourse. Friday 3rd February 2017 from 2pm Eur 7pm.

Rally Office: Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway

Programme
Programme will be available in mid-January and a list of vendors will be published on the rally facebook page.
Advertisers are asked to contact niamh@galwaymotorclub.ie for rates.

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