Ulster Rally set to return to Walled City in August
Posted: March 27, 2017 9:18 AM
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council said she was delighted that Ulster Rally organisers have again teamed up with local club, Maiden City Motor Club and Council to ensure the return of the prestigious sporting event to city and district.
Speaking at a launch event in Ebrington Square on Wednesday 15th March, the Mayor, who was accompanied by rally stars and race organisers, confirmed the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally will take place on the 18th and 19th August and will be returning to the city for its second year and will be sponsored once again by local business, John Mulholland from Campsie. She said, ?We are here today to officially announce the event which will be centred here at Ebrington Square.
"Having the event in the city last year, during its 40th year celebrations, attracted lots of visitors from not only the UK and Ireland but also from throughout Europe. The feedback was fantastic and I'm delighted that those who participated and attended last year enjoyed our beautiful city and district. Many of those I spoke to following the event had visited here for the first time and left with fond memories of the warm and friendly welcome they received during their stop over.
"Motorsport has a huge following across the North West so this will be a real treat for motoring enthusiasts and spectators. This will be an action packed, fun weekend that will not only see visitors coming to the city but will also be a great opportunity for local supporters to enjoy this world renowned motor sport event on their door step."
Robert Harkeness, President of the Northern Ireland Motor Club, promoters of the Ulster Rally said they were looking forward to this year's event in the City;
"It's a great privilege to bring the rally back to Derry/Londonderry for the second year. We had great feedback from the competitors after last year's event who particularly liked Ebrington as their base for Service Park. Spectators to the stages were some of the largest we had seen in a number of years in 2016 and we expect those to grow this year again.
"The rally takes a lot of organising and it is only possible with the support of Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Maiden City Motor Club, John Mullholland Motors and over 800 volunteers who travel from far and wide. We are looking forward to an exciting set of revised stages in 2017, especially the introduction of the Re-Grouping halts in Strabane Town Centre which will give spectators the opportunity to get up close to the competitors," Robert continued.
For more information on the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally which will take place on 18th and 19th August 2017, visit the event website, link below.
Dates announced for 2017 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally
Posted: February 16, 2017 2:32 PM
Keep the date in you diary and make sure you are booked in for the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally on 18 and 19 August 2017. Returning to Derry/Londonderry for its second year, there will be a few familiar stages alongside some different ones, just to mix it up.
Club Chairman Alan Elliott is looking forward to the 2017 event.
"We are excited about this year's event which is possible thanks to the continued support of our key sponsor, John Mulholland Motors, Randalstown and Campsie. The John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally operations team are currently finalising all the details and we'll bring you more information as plans progress."
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Posted: February 16, 2017 2:31 PM