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Down (Tarmac) Rally - (Sat) 21 Jul 18

Posted: July 21, 2018 2:54 AM - 6356 Hits

Round 4 - 2018 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

Live Results (Down 2018) | Results by: RallyScore.Net
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Posted: July 6, 2018 6:21 AM

Carryduff Forklift Down Rally 2018 is mere weeks away and the organising team have been working day and night to ensure a spectacular event. Part of this work has been collating our seeded entry list. This is no easy task when you have attracted some of the best crews from as far as France, as near as Hillsborough and just about everywhere in-between. When asked for his thoughts on the entry list, COC Andy Gilmore commented
"Both motor clubs are delighted to be welcoming an extremely high calibre of talent from across Europe. The stellar entry reflects the draw of the County Down roads. We look forward to hearing how competitors enjoyed the stages at the party in the Eikon Centre after the rally."

Carryduff Forklift Down Rally reached over half capacity within 90 minutes of entries opening. We heard tales of kitchen tables having numerous devices set up well in advance of the entries opening to ensure that their crew obtained an entry. Such was the demand for entries, the Down Rally team sought approval from the MSA to add an additional 10 entries, bringing the entry list to 130.

Reflecting upon the bumper entry, Deputy COC Brian Crawford shared his thoughts.
"Both championships have opened the doors of the Down Rally to a variety of crews. The McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Championship has brought a mix of youth and experience and we are delighted to be partnered with our home championship. The Protyre Asphalt Rally Championship has brought a number of crews for whom the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally will be their first rally in Northern Ireland. It will even be the first time several of the crews have visited County Down. It is a real privilege to welcome the Protyre Asphalt Championship to our local stages".

The countdown is officially on to the 2018 Carryduff Forklift Down Rally. We look forward to seeing you all at the event and at the Rally after party in the Eikon Centre on the evening of 21st July 2018.

Evans heads bumper Down Rally entry - Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

Posted: July 6, 2018 6:12 AM

Melvyn Evans/Mark Glennerster are seeded at number one for the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, as a very large Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship contingent head to Northern Ireland for Round 4 on Saturday 21 July.

The winners of the opening round will be in a Ford Fiesta WRC this time, having won the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt in a Subaru Impreza WRC.

Seeded at number two are Jason Pritchard/Phil Clarke, who appear in their Bet On Aces Manx National winning North Road Garage Ford Focus WRC in an effort to regain the series lead. The top three is completed by David Bogie/John Rowan, who scored second place points in their ŠKODA Fabia R5 last time out on Rally van Wervik. Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship leaders Wayne Sisson/Max Freeman have also secured a top 10 seeded position in their AMS Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

Daniel Harper/Chris Campbell, who are third in the overall standings, aim to continue their great run of form in their John Cooper Works Mini WRC, while Stephen Simpson/Patrick Walsh appear in a Subaru Impreza WRC 12b.

All the Championship classes are very well represented too, with the likes of Roger Priestnall/Jamie Forrest (Proton Satria S16), Ed Fossey/Neil Colman (Peugeot 208 R2), Steve Retchless/Sasha Heriot (Escort Mk2), Kevin Harbour/Dave Tortoishell (Citroen C2R2), Richard and Pat Egger (Vauxhall Nova), Tim and Jack Waters (Renault Clio V6 – pictured), Geoff Wright/Chris Sanderson (Fiesta S2000), Rhyidian Daniels/Tomos Whittle (Citroen C1 Max), Paul and Julian Doroszczuk (Escort Mk2) and Chris Wheeler/Shaun Layland (Citroen DS3 R3T) all entered, to name put a few – all the way to Adrian Drury/Cat Lund (Peugeot 106 GTI), who are seeded at number 128.

Organised by Rathfriland MC and Ballynahinch & DMC, the event – which sought approval from the MSA to run 130 cars, such was the demand for entries – will take place over 100 stage miles on closed roads in County Down on Saturday 21 July.

“The Protyre Asphalt Rally Championship has brought a number of crews for whom the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally will be their first rally in Northern Ireland,” said Deputy Clerk of the Course Brian Crawford. “It will even be the first time several of the crews have visited County Down. It is a real privilege to welcome the Protyre Asphalt Championship to our local stages.”

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 5, 2018 7:59 AM

Number Driver/Co-Driver (Car) [Class]
1 Melvyn EVANS/Mark GLENNESTER (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
2 Jason Tauber PRITCHARD/Phil CLARKE (Ford Focus WRC) [9]
3 David BOGIE/John ROWAN (Skoda Fabia R5) [9]
4 Desi HENRY/Liam MOYNIHAN (Skoda Fabia R5) [9]
5 Jonathan GREER/Kirsty RIDDICK (Ford Fiesta R5) [9]
6 Derek McGARRITY/Paddy ROBINSON (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [9]
7 Peadar HURSON/Damien CONNOLLY (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
8 Kenny McKINSTRY/Noel ORR (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [9]
9 Wayne SISSON/Max FREEMAN (Mistubishi Lancer Evo X) [8]
11 Alan SMYTH/Mac KIERANS (Mistubishi Lancer Evo X) [8]
12 Ross BRUSBY/Tba TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
14 Stephen SIMPSON/Patrick WALSH (Subaru Impreza WRC S12b) [9]
15 Paddy McVEIGH/Gary McELHINNEY (Subaru Impreza WRC S12b) [9]
16 Barry GROUNDWATER/Neil SHANKS (Mistubishi Lancer Evo X) [8]
17 Camillus BRADLEY/Crawford HENDERSON (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
18 Brian WATSON/Sean DONNELLY (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [9]
19 Stuart BIGGERSTAFF/Anthony NESTOR (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [9]
20 Rodney WHITE/Sam McMULLAN (Talbot Sunbeam) [6]
21 Robin PHILLIPS/Laura PHILLIPS (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [9]
22 Adrian SPENCER/Matt DANIELS (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [9]
23 Kevin BARRETT/Sean MULLALLY (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [9]
24 Emma McKINSTRY/Kenny HULL (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [9]
25 Richard CLEWS/Hamish CAMPBELL (Subaru STi) [9]
26 Amy COX/Caron McCORMACK (Skoda Fabia S2000) [9]
27 David HARDIE/John McCULLOCH (Subaru Impreza) [8]
28 James LAVERTY/Barry McNULTY (Subaru Impreza N12b) [2]
29 Paul BRITTON/George TINSLEY (Subaru Impreza N12b) [2]
30 Gary RODGERS/Geoff PATTERSON (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
31 Jonny MORROW/Simon MORROW (Mitsubishi Mirage RS) [8]
32 Meirion EVANS/Jonathan JACKSON (TBA) [4]
33 William CREIGHTON/Liam REGAN (Peugeot 208 R2) [4]
34 Brian McFALL/Matthew McKENNA (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
35 Kyle WHITE/Sean TOPPING (Peugeot 208 R2) [4]
36 Wesley PATTERSON/Johnny BAIRD (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
37 Colm McFALL/Paddy McCRUDDEN (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
38 Paul KILLEN/Jordan MURPHY (Ford Escort G3) [6]
39 John DEVLIN/John McCARTHY (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
40 Fintan McGRADY/Ray FITZPATRICK (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
42 Philip HOPKINS/Aled EDWARDS (Mitsubishi Mirage R5) [8]
43 Oliver HOPKINS/Ian TAYLOR (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [8]
44 Barry MORRIS/Tba TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
45 Geoff WRIGHT/Chris SANDERSON (Ford Fiesta S2000) [9]
46 Alan ATCHESON/Thomas WEDLOCK (Ford Fiesta Proto) [8]
48 David ARMSTRONG/Paul MULHOLLAND (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
49 Peter BENNETT/Simon JONES (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [8]
50 James KENNEDY/Heather KENNEDY (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
51 John BRADLEY/Ryan CROZIER (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
52 Stanley ORR/Graham HENDERSON (Ford Escort RS1600) [10]
53 Andrew McCORMICK/Rudy TATE (Vauxhall Chevette) [6]
54 Martin McCORMACK/Laura CONLON (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
55 Cathal MULGREW/Darren O'BRIEN (Ford Escort) [6]
56 Conor McCROSSAN/Connor MURPHY (Skoda Fabia S2000) [8]
57 Ian GREEN/Amanda GREEN (Peugeot 205 GTi) [5]
58 Andrew BUSTARD/Tba TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
59 Jamie GRANT/Tba TBA (Toyota Starlet) [5]
60 Stephen McFERRAN/Martin McBREARTY (Ford Escort) [5]
61 Geoff McMAHON/Rob GRAHAM (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
62 Ryan McCUSKER/Barney MITCHELL (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
63 Steve RETCHLESS/Sasha HERIOT (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
64 Ed FOSSEY/Neil COLMAN (Peugeot 208 R2) [4]
65 Michael McGARRITY/Damien GARVEY (Peugeot 208 R2) [4]
66 Christian COCHRANE/Martin LYNCH (Ford Escort) [6]
67 Roger PRIESTNALL/Jamie FORREST (Proton Satria S1600) [4]
68 Davey CRAINE/Stewart SAYERS (Ford Escort Cosworth) [8]
69 Albert McCLENAHAN/Caleb McCLENAHAN (Subaru Impreza) [8]
70 William McCLURKIN/Tba TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
71 Tim WATERS/Jack WATERS (Renault Clio V6) [7]
72 Marty TEGGART/Dessie WILSON (Ford Escort) [6]
73 Conor LAVERY/Mo DOWNEY (Ford Escort) [6]
74 John MacNIVEN/Alexander Graeme KERMODE (Subaru Impreza) [8]
75 Drew WYLIE/Stephen McAULEY (Ford Escort) [10]
76 John DEVLIN/Rachael McCULLOUGH (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
77 Neil KIRKPATRICK/Richard LIVINGSTON (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [2]
78 Lee MORELLI/Tba TBA (Ford Escort) [6]
79 Raymond DOYLE/Tba TBA (Toyota Corolla) [4]
80 Paul DOROSZCZUK/Julian DOROSZCZUK (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
81 William HERRON/Tba TBA (Mistubishi Lancer Evo) [2]
82 Chris WHEELER/Shaun LAYLAND (Citroen DS3 R3T) [6]
83 Seamus BRANNIFF/Tba TBA (TBA) [1]
84 Richard EGGER/Pat EGGER (Vauxhall Nova) [6]
85 David WALSH/Sam MATHERSON (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
86 Dimitri PIVERT/Samuel BOISNE (Toyota Corolla AE86) [10]
87 Geoffrey NEVIN/Paul NEVIN (Ford Escort) [5]
88 Philip HAMILTON/Damian KELLY (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
89 Chris McGURK/Liam McINTYRE (Mistubishi Lancer Evo IX) [8]
90 Andrew BUSHE/Gavin SHEEHAN (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [10]
91 Berian RICHARDS/Tba TBA (Ford Escort RS1800) [10]
92 Allan MACKAY/Ben TEGGART (Ford Anglia WRC) [6]
93 Aidan DONNELLY/Arthur LOUGHRAN (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
94 Niall BRANNIFF/Tba TBA (Ford Escort) [6]
95 JT WARNOCK/Andy HAYES (Ford Escort) [6]
96 Andrew STRANEY/Sarah TATE (Vauxhall Astra) [6]
97 Francis Jr. McMULLAN/Patrick McMULLAN (Ford Sierra Sapphire) [8]
98 Stephen McGURK/Mark O'CONNOR (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
99 Geoff GLOVER/Keith BARKER (Vauxhall Astra) [6]
100 Eamon DOHERTY/Damian McAULEY (Ford Escort) [5]
101 Mike PUGSLEY/Mark CLATWORTHY (Ford Escort Mk1) [5]
102 Conor GILLESPIE/Martin HARTE (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
103 Gerry McPOLIN/Rory McPOLIN (Ford Escort) [5]
104 Mervyn TATE/Dennis McMULLAN (Talbot Sunbeam) [3]
105 Rhyidian DANIELS/Tomos WHITTLE (Citroen C1 Max) [4]
106 Kevin HARBOUR/Dave TORTOISHELL (Citroen C2R2) [4]
107 Keith RIDDICK/Tba TBA (MG ZR) [4]
108 Gerard HUGHES/Paul HUGHES (Peugeot 205 GTi) [3]
109 Colin PRICE/Connor DUNLOP (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
110 Eamon McLAUGHLIN/Steven BOYLE (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
111 Stephen KEARNEY/Ryan KEARNEY (Ford Escort G3) [5]
112 Joe McATEER/John MAGILTON (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
113 Des CAMPBELL/Craig FORSYTHE (Peugeot 206) [4]
114 Graham SHERRY/Sinclair YOUNG (Honda Civic) [4]
115 James NICHOLLS/David ALLMAN (Peugeot 205 GTi) [6]
116 Ryan O'KANE/James DUFFIN (Honda Civic) [1]
117 Mark ROBINSON/James HOLLAND (Honda Civic) [1]
118 Darren McGRATH/Tony McGOVERN (Honda Civic) [1]
119 Michael NUTT/Dessie NUTT (Honda Civic) [1]
120 James THOMSON/Sean DOUGLAS (Vauxhall Nova) [3]
121 Brian BLACK/Gareth BLACK (Toyota Starlet) [3]
122 Geoffrey SIMM/Tba TBA (Nissan Sunny) [4]
123 Garry ARMSTRONG/Philip ARMSTRONG (Ford Escort Mk1) [6]
124 Derek CROSSEN/Chris McSHERRY (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
125 Philip GRATTAN/Richard GRATTAN (Peugeot 205 GTi) [5]
126 Miceal REDMOND/Niall KEARNEY (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
127 Paddy MILLIGAN/Kevin MURPHY (Opel Manta) [6]
128 Adrian DRURY/Cat LUND (Peugeot 106 GTi) [4]
129 Mark STEWART/Chris HOBSON (Mazda MX5) [4]
130 Malcolm PEDLOW/Billy REGAN (BMW 2002tii) [10]
131 Niall CREIGHTON/Gregory ROBERTS (Ford Cortina Mk1) [10]
132 Harry BROWN/Martin McGRATH (Hillman Avenger) [10]

133 Damian TONER/Denver RAFFERTY (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
134 Dermot O'HAGAN/Pierce Jnr DOHENY (Honda Civic) [4]
135 Jason BLACK/Karl EGAN (Toyota Starlet) [4]

1 Group N Cars upto & including 2000cc
2 Group N Cars over 2000cc
3 2 wheel drive cars upto 1650cc 8 valve
4 2 wheel drive cars upto 1650cc 16 valve
5 2 wheel drive cars from 1650-2100cc 8 valve
6 2 wheel drive cars from 1650-2100cc 16 valve
7 2 wheel drive cars over 2100cc
8 Any 4 wheel drive cars not classified for Class 9 & 10
9 All WRC, R5, R4 & S2000 cars
10 Historic rally cars registered before 31st December 1990

David Bogie adds Rally van Wervik and Down Rally to his 2018 programme

Posted: May 31, 2018 4:06 AM

David Bogie has registered for the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and will contest the Rally van Wervik (9 June) and the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally (21 July) in his CA1 Sport-run ŠKODA Fabia R5.

The 2011 British rally champion and five-time Scottish rally champion (who is the only driver to hold both titles at the same time) is using the events as practice for the Ypres and Ulster rallies, which are rounds of this year’s Prestone MSA British Rally Championship. The 30-year old Dumfries driver will be co-driven by John Rowan.

“Rally van Wervik will be perfect preparation for the Ypres Rally and the Down Rally is perfect timing ahead of the Ulster,” said Bogie. “We like to support other championships, so we have registered for the Asphalt Rally Championship. In fact, together with the BRC and Scottish, it’s the third championship we have registered for this year. We won’t do a pre-event test before Rally van Wervik, but we’ll go there with a base set-up from last year’s Ypres Rally and take it from there.”

Rhys Yates/Elliott Edmondson have also registered for the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and will contest the Rally van Wervik in preparation for the Ypres Rally. With a FIA European Rally Championship programme, it’s likely to be a one-off Asphalt Championship appearance for the Chesterfield based driver, who will pilot his CA1 Sport-run Fabia R5.

High demand for Down Rally places

Posted: May 17, 2018 8:32 AM

Just 48 hours after entries opened for the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, the organisers of the fourth round of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship are already looking at opening a reserve list – such has been the high demand for places.

The Rathfriland MC and Ballynahinch & DMC organised event takes place over 100 stage miles on closed roads in County Down on Saturday 21 July, and the first 100 entries are guaranteed a run. The remaining 20 places will be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.

Registered Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship crews are strongly encouraged to enter the event as soon as possible!

On Line Entry Open

Posted: May 14, 2018 3:15 PM

Entries have opened for the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, Round 4 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, which takes place in Northern Ireland on Saturday 21 July.

The event, which is jointly organised by Rathfriland MC and Ballynahinch & DMC, will consist of around 100 stage miles on classic County Down closed roads.

The event will run a maximum of 120 entries, with 20 of those awarded at the discretion of the organisers – meaning that the first 100 entries received will be automatically accepted.

On Line Entry:

Regulations and Entry Forms are also available in the Competitors’ section of:


Posted: September 13, 2017 4:09 AM

Rathfriland Motor Club are delighted to announce that major changes are in store for the 2018 Down Rally, which will take place on the new date of Saturday 21st July 2018.

The club have joined forces with close neighbours Ballynahinch & District Motor Club to co-promote and organise the rally which was first held in 2005. The 2018 event will be a closed road rally, run on high quality, famous County Down stages.

In addition, the event organisers are delighted to announce a new main sponsor, Carryduff Forklift. The local company are sponsoring the Down Rally for the first time.

Comments from David Greer of Carryduff Forklift:
“It’s an honour to be the main sponsor for the Down Rally, as it’s in my home County, and will consist of some of the most famous stages in Ireland. I’m delighted the two clubs have come together to organise this spectacular event."

Comments from Andy Gilmore, Chairman of Rathfriland Motor Club:
“Rathfriland Motor Club are delighted to be announcing the new working partnership with Ballynahinch Motor Club. This arrangement is something our local Regional Motorsport Association the ANICC has been encouraging clubs in Northern Ireland to do. It has strengthened the organising team for the rally, and brought a renewed freshness & enthusiasm to the event. We are also absolutely delighted that Carryduff Forklift have come on board as the main sponsor of the event, we very much look forward to working with them.”

Comments from Brian Crawford, Chairman of Ballynahinch & District Motor Club:
“Ballynahinch Motor Club are very excited to be entering into a new working relationship with Rathfriland Motor Club. We honestly believe clubs working together is the way forward for rallying in this part of the UK. We are also very happy to welcome on board Carryduff Forklift Ltd as the main sponsor. Carryduff Forklift have been avid supporters of Ballynahinch Motor Club for many years. We are very happy to have them on board and very appreciative of their continued support. We are looking forward to July 2018.”

Further major news regarding the event will be announced in the coming days.

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