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Mayo Stages Rally (Achill) - 12 Mar 17

Posted: February 19, 2017 1:41 PM - 3216 Hits

Round 1 - 2017 Border Rally Championship

Rally Launch - (Fri) 24 Feb 17

Posted: February 19, 2017 1:41 PM

We would like to invite you all to visit our Rally HQ, Ostan Oilean Acla, this coming Friday the 24th of February for our Rally Launch Night.
The night will kick off at 8pm and everyone is more than welcome to join us.

Achill Gears Up For Mayo Stages 2017

Posted: February 19, 2017 1:36 PM

With just 3 weeks to go, Mayo & District Motorsport Club are busy finalising plans for the Ostan Oilean Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Stages Rally for 2017. As the opening round of the ever popular Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship, it promises to be an action packed motorsport weekend with spectacular stages winding along the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way. This is one event you won't want to miss.
For the competitor and spectator alike, this event is like no other. Competitors will enjoy an equal mix of stages, from tight and twisty to open, flat straights. Flanked with the backdrop from the Atlantic Ocean these stages really have it all and promise to challenge both crew and machine.

Says Trevor O'Connell, Clerk of the Course,
"This event is a little different from what we have run in previous years. The roads are in superb shape, with a lot of clean tarmac, excellent road surface and great grip. Traditionally, due to the time of year we run at, our stages tended to be a bit tricky and slippery in places, this will not be the case this year as the Islands roads are well capable of handling the Irish weather?.
He continues "It will be breath taking for the spectators too as most locations will provide excellent viewing, among some of the best you will find anywhere".

As Mayo & District Motorsport Club predominantly has members who compete in rallying, we are conscious of the fact that our sport has been dealt another hard blow this year with the rising insurance costs. Therefore we are running a 6 stage event to keep the entry fee as low as possible. The event will comprise of 96+ stage kilometres and 100 road kilometres, offering the best value for money per stage kilometre you will find this year. Rally HQ, Scrutiny, Trailer Park, Service Park, Parc Ferme and of course the stages themselves are all on Achill Island. We have kept the route as compact as possible, focusing on keeping the road distance to a minimum. This in turn keeps the costs down for the competitors as it makes for an easy recce on the Saturday and also means less fuel consumed by competing cars on the Sunday. Competitors will also benefit from a compact day on Sunday with the first cars returning to Parc Ferme before 16:45. This gives everyone the opportunity to avail of the fine hospitality that Ostan Oilean Acla has to offer.
We would like to invite you all to visit our Rally HQ, Ostan Oilean Acla, this coming Friday the 24th of February for our Rally Launch Night. The night will kick off at 8pm and everyone is more than welcome to join us.
We also look forward to welcoming you all to Achill on the 11th and 12th March for a weekend to remember.

Early entry competition

Posted: February 14, 2017 7:53 AM

Mayo & District Motorsport Club are delighted to give competitors a great opportunity to stay in the luxurious Hotel Newport for two nights of their choice.

Hotel Newport is located just 30mins from Rally HQ and would be an ideal base for you to enjoy the Rally weekend.

To enter this fantastic competition comprising, two nights B&B and one evening meal, you are encouraging to get your entry into us early. Yes that is all you need to do to enter the draw for this great prize.

So please check the Supplementary Regulations and post your completed entry form to our Event Secretary Deirdre Burke on the address given.
Best of luck.

Amendment To The Regulations For The Mayo Stages Rally 2017

Posted: February 14, 2017 7:50 AM

"IMPORTANT SHORT ANNOUNCEMENT IN RELATION TO THE MAYO STAGES
As a result of Motorsport Ireland's decision to suspend the contribution of clubs to all insurance excess payments, article 4.1 of the Supplementary Regulations indemnity in the Entry form regarding competitor responsibility for damage or injury not being covered by the event insurance NO LONGER APPLY.

This will be confirmed in the events Final Instructions."

Regards
Trevor O'Connell
Clerk of the Course.

RALLYING TO CROSS THE BRIDGE

Posted: January 8, 2017 1:34 PM

Mayo & District Motorsport Club are delighted to announce that after a break of 11 years they will return to the Island of Achill where the 2017 annual Mayo Stages Rally takes place on Sunday the 12th of March.

Over the last few years Ballina and its surrounding area has been home to the Mayo Stages Rally and Mayo & District Motorsport Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all their sponsors, associated businesses in Ballina and the surrounding area, the local residents, Great National Hotel Ballina, Kevin Kennedy Motors, the Garda Siochana and Mayo County Council for their unprecedented support over the years.

2016 was an exciting year with it being the 40th anniversary of the club and the rally did not fail to impress with a record entry list and a crew travelling from the US to compete.

On the 6th of March last it was Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy who took the crown in their Subaru S12 WRC closely followed by Peadar Hurson and Damien Connolly in a simular machine. We hope to see them all make a return visit to Mayo and head up the entry list this March.

This year's Mayo Stages Rally will challenge competitors as they weave their way along the dramatic scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way, taking in some of the most beautiful picturesque beaches and the best driving roads in the country from start to finish. This rally is totally unique as it is the only Irish motorsport event to be held on an island this year and it is guaranteed to be spectacular. It promises to be an exciting race fuelled weekend for competitors and spectators alike and is a must for all the family.

We wish to thank Ostan Oilean Acla who have come on board as main sponsor for the event and will host rally HQ from 10th-12th of March. As a counting round of the extremely popular Sligo Pallets Border Championship, this event is gearing up to be a busy one with competing crews from all over the country and even further afield already making plans to descend on the island, where they will take to the stages on Sunday the 12th of March.

Trevor O'Connell (Clerk of the Course) and his team have decided to keep things interesting with a change from the normal format. There will be two stages run three times covering approximately 100 stage kilometres in this fantastic location. With a tight loop from start to finish, the competing crews can look forward to a laid back start to the weekend as the HQ, scrutiny, trailer park, stages and service area are all on the Island. The only thing that could delay you on the Saturday is stopping to take in the views that line these amazing stages. Be sure to take in the scenery as you will get little chance to see them when the 5 count starts. The stages offer a mixture of fast open roads with many tight sections which will challenge even the most experienced navigators. We hope you are up to the challenge and look forward to welcoming you all to Achill.

Club Website

Posted: December 19, 2016 6:22 AM

The 2017 Mayo Stages wil take place in Achill. More details in 2017.

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