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2019 National Rally Championship

Posted: December 7, 2018 9:21 AM - 1543 Hits


Posted: December 7, 2018 9:21 AM

Triton Showers are to continue its reign as title sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship for a fifth successive season. Next season’s campaign will revert to an eight round championship incorporating a diverse range of locations and terrain throughout the four provinces. The one-day format continues to be popular with clubs and competitors and with Motorsport Ireland recently announcing that licence levies are to be dropped, it is hoped that this will lead to an increase in entries at each of the events.

Commenting on the sponsorship decision, Kevin Barrett of Triton said,
“Triton are delighted to come on board for yet another year as title sponsors for the National Rally Championship. The past four years has seen the coming together of brands that share a mutual appreciation for the sport and this has continuously resulted in a resounding success. With eight events set at different locations across the country, the Triton Showers National Rally Championship continues to provide top class rallying and entertainment for all event attendees. ”

In the four years under the Triton banner there has been four different winners. In 2015 Donegal’s Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) won the title and was crowned champion on the sixth round in Sligo. He was followed in 2016 by Clonmel’s Roy White (Ford Fiesta WRC), who celebrated on his home event, the Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally. The 2017 Triton Showers National Rally Championship was won by Monaghan’s Sam Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC), who like Donagh Kelly, also clinched the series in Sligo. This year, Declan Boyle took a final round title win and secured Vard Memorial Trophy in his home county in Donegal.
Indeed, that was a significant victory as Boyle became only the second driver to win a hat trick of national titles having previously won the series in 2014 and 2013. Monaghan’s Niall Maguire held that unique honour with his three wins – 1999, 2002 and 2004. Boyle is set to defend his title in 2019, can he become the first four-time winner or will the exclusive sequence of a different winner each season remain under the Triton banner? That quest begins on the final Sunday of February next as the Birr and District Motor Club return to Abbeyleix for their premier event.
Elsewhere, the Midland Motor Club are returning to Longford to host its round and while the remaining events retain their usual locations, the Galway Motor Club will decide this Friday as to where they will base the Galway Summer Rally at he end of August next.

Meanwhile, Trevor Applegate of Triton UK remarked,
“As well as the importance of lending support to such an amazing event, sponsoring the National Rally Championship is a fantastic branding exercise for Triton, which yields extensive media coverage each year. We look forward to the success of another great year in 2019 as partners to the National Rally Championship.”

The 2019 Triton Showers National Rally Championship, that will be launched next month (details will be announced shortly) will consist of the eight event, details below.

Triton Showers extends its Sponsorship of the Vard National Rally Championship.

Posted: November 21, 2018 7:12 AM

The Triton Brand will once again support the popular eight round series for 2019.
Kevin Barrett the MD of Earthridge International made the announcement at the annual Triton Awards in Athlone recently.
The Triton National Rally Championship will undergo a major re launch early in 2019. The Series will add some new features to the tried and tested formula that has made it one of the most successful rally championships over the years .

Championship Rounds

Posted: November 9, 2018 4:40 PM

  1. Birr Stages Rally - February 24th 
  2. Midlands Stages Rally - March 24th
  3. Monaghan Stages - Rally April 28th
  4. Circuit of Munster - June 2nd
  5. Ravens Rock Stages - June 30th
  6. Sligo Stages Rally - July 14th
  7. Galway Summer Rally - August 25th 
  8. Skibbereen Fastnet October 27th

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