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Killarney Historic Stages Rally - (Sat) 2 Dec 17

Posted: November 21, 2017 11:04 AM - 7279 Hits

Round 1 - 2018 Tarmac Championship (Historics)
Counting Round - 2017 Southern 4 Rally Championship (Historics Only)

Start studded entry for Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally

Posted: November 20, 2017 3:27 AM

With just over ten days to go to Ireland’s only dedicated historic and modified rally, organiser Killarney and District Motor Club has attracted a stellar entry.

The entry list for the 2017 Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic rally looks certain to top the 130 mark defying almost any other event in the country this year, with the possible exception of the Donegal International Rally in June.

Big names like motorsport royalty Jim McRae and former British Junior Rally champion Rob Duggan are already confirmed for the December 2 event.

The rally has also attracted some names not usually associated with historic rallying. Multiple International Rally of the Lakes winner Darragh O’Riordan will contest the event in a Ford Escort Mk2 while former Irish national championship frontrunner and winner of the 1994 Kerry Winter Rally returns to the sport after a very long lay off.

Welsh visitor Tomas Davies, usually seen this side of the Irish Sea in a modern Ford Fiesta R5 is entered in a BMW M3 while his country man Gareth Lloyd, so often a front runner in Killarney is in another Escort.

Local front runners in the pure historic element of the rally include Mark Falvey and Diarmuid Lynch in an Escort Mk1.

Unusual cars include the Saab 99 EMS in the hands of West Cork man Noel Hurley. Local rally fans will remember the famous Russian brothers, the Bolshikhs who stunned on their Rally of the Lakes appearances in the early 1990s and London-based Irish man Ernie Graham has entered a replica of their BMW M3.

Local crew Noel O'Sullivan and Nicholas Burke have tackled almost every historic rally since the inception of the event in 1996 and are out again in their venerable Ford Escort.

Gary Kiernan won the recent Kerry Winter Rally and will be hoping for back-to-back successes in the Kingdom as he contests the modified section in another Escort.

Former Irish Tarmac Rally Champion John Coyne, seen more recently in a modern Porsche GT, returns to Killarney in a Talbot Sunbeam while Dessie Nutt Geraldine McBride are another crew who cannot be discounted for an overall victory in their Porsche 911.

Kevin Eves, the current Irish Tarmac modified champion and a Billy Coleman award nominee is also on the entry list in his Toyota Corolla.

The rally gets underway with a traditional run over Moll’s Gap on Saturday, followed by a rolling loop of stages at Bealaghbeama, Carragh Lake and Rockfield.

Entries remain open.

Promo Video

Posted: November 16, 2017 9:09 AM

Video from Launch Night

Posted: November 4, 2017 5:52 AM

Rally Launch - (Fri) 3 Nov 17

Posted: October 31, 2017 12:13 PM

Killarney Historic Stages Rally Launch Night
Friday 3rd November 2017
8pm
Scott's Hotel, Killarney

Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally – Press Release 1

Posted: October 31, 2017 12:07 PM

Killarney and District Motor Club has released details of its December 2nd Rentokil-Initial Historic Rally.

The club has announced details of the 2017 route and Ireland’s only event catering for rally machines of yesteryear will feature some of the most challenging rally roads in the country.

Competitors and fans can look forward to run over classic roads like Moll’s Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake.
As usual, the rally will feature a sting in the tail, two runs over the popular Rockfield test will run back on Saturday evening with the second run tasking place under the cover of darkness.

Speaking at the Killarney and District Motor Club’s meeting on Friday night last, at the event headquarters, clerk of the course Kevin Flannery said:
“With over 110km of competitive action it over classic Killarney road, this event will test driver and machine. We are using a version of Rockfield that has not been used on either the Rally of the Lakes or the Historic rally for over ten years meaning we can offer something new alongside the traditional Killarney classics.”

Regulations are currently with Motorsport Ireland and awaiting approval, once the necessary permits have been granted entries for this popular end of season event will open.

Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally

Posted: September 11, 2017 11:08 AM

Rentokil Initial are back on board and putting their shoulder to the wheel once again to help make The Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally bigger and better.

Plans are at an advanced stage for this years Rally. Killarney and district motorclub are blessed with the amount of classic stages we have to pick from and this year we have 115 km of classics planned.
8 stages with a 3 x 2 plus 2 back to back and centralized service area in close proximity to Killarney town.

The HQ for this years rally will once again be The Gleneagle Hotel. Work is progressing on this years rally we really do hope to see you all back in Killarney for the showdown of the year and Rallying in Ireland's Christmas party. Roll on December , pack a bag and bring a friend.

Club Website

Posted: September 11, 2017 11:07 AM






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