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2011 National Rally Championship

Posted: November 2, 2011 11:57 AM - 15340 Hits

2011 Dunlop National Rally Championship

Points after Final Round (Provisional)

Posted: November 2, 2011 11:57 AM

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Posted: March 10, 2011 2:46 PM

Dunlop National Rally Championship TV Coverage

Posted: March 1, 2011 11:50 AM

The Dunlop National Rally Championship Committee are delighted to announce that TV Coverage for all 10 Rounds of the 2011 Championship will be broadcast on TG4, Motors TV, and Sky Sports, This will allow the Championship to be broadcast free to view to all Irish Rally Fans,Competitors and Sponsors.

Motors TV and Sky Sports will Broadcast the Championship throughout the UK and Europe giving the Dunlop Series and its competitors excellent exposure.


Posted: February 15, 2011 8:52 AM

WITH the new season of the Dunlop National Rally Championship fast approaching, the organisers of the series, the National Rally Championship Sub-Committee has announced a new sponsor for the Group N category.

Motorsport Safety Team are to underpin the award in 2011 that will be presented to the highest placed Group N crew in the overall standings. The Motorsport Safety Team, run by Aidan Harper, provide Spectator Control services for many of the principal sporting events in Ireland including rallying.

In 2011, the top overall Group N crew will be presented with the "Motorsport Safety Group N Cup." The Motorsport Safety Team are members of the Motorsport Ireland Safety Committee.

The organisers of the ten round Dunlop series wish to thank Patterson’s RallyNews for sponsoring the Group N award for the last five years. Last year, the title was decided on the final round with Sean Flanagan (Subaru) securing the title after a season long battle with Shane Maguire (Subaru).

Meanwhile, due to the funding and support of the overall sponsor, Dunlop, the clubs of the ten counting rounds and Motorsport Ireland, all rounds of the 2011 Dunlop National Rally Championship will be televised by On The Limit Sports thus ensuring its transmission (on Setanta, Motors TV and Sky Sports) to a world wide audience.


Posted: February 7, 2011 7:21 PM

As the 2011 Dunlop National Rally Championship, that begins in Abbeyleix at the end of February, gains momentum, the new series is again based on the successful format of previous years, albeit with the one exception – competitors will be able to count their best seven scores from the ten events as opposed to eight from ten that was in operation in previous seasons.

Last year, for the first time in its illustrious history, the series was won by an overseas crew with Welsh duo, Mel Evans and Patrick Walsh, securing the series on the Clare Rally, the penultimate round of the 2010 campaign.

Organisers of the opening round of the 2011 series, the Birr & District Motor Club, will host their event in Abbeyleix. In line with the “opt out” process, the Circuit of Kerry, Circuit of Munster and the Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally will not have Dunlop status in 2011 and will be replaced by the Carlow Rally, the Galway Summer and the Donegal Harvest Rally.

Richard Warbrick, M.D. of Goodyear Dunlop Tyres Ireland commented,
“We are delighted to give the series the continuity it deserves. Since we began our association with the national series in 2000, each event, while retaining its own particular character, also continues to embrace all aspects of the series. We are conscious that the Dunlop National Rally Championship brings value for money to the competitor and allied to the strong support from the Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship Sub-Committee, the series continues to achieve that goal. I think it is one of the aspects that enhances its reputation as being the most popular series in Irish Motorsport. The prizegiving ceremony is now a major event in the Irish calendar and it is important that the endeavours of the organisers, competitors and supporters are recognised in such fashion.”

Meanwhile, Richard Talbot, Chairman of the Dunlop National Rally Championship Sub-Committee said,
“Dunlop is one of the top motorsport brands in the world we are delighted to have them as our sponsors for 2011. The Dunlop National Rally Championship will prove to be very competitive, the format of each rally, with reconnaissance on Saturday and event on Sunday is very popular with competitors as it doesn’t impinge on their work commitments. The fact that it is seven events from ten rounds to count will give competitors a chance, should they have a few non finishes.”

The sub-committee has worked very hard over the winter months to attract competitors to the championship that will televise highlights of all ten rallies. This year, the series will have a standard results provider and time cards.


Posted: January 14, 2011 11:29 PM

Six events, as listed below, from the Dunlop National Championship rounds count towards the Junior Category. Each competitor?s best four scores from these events will be counted.

  • Monaghan, 17 April
  • Carlow, 8 May
  • Carrick-on-Suir, 26 June
  • Galway, 28 August
  • Clare, 18 September
  • Donegal, 8 October.

2011 Dunlop National Rally Championship Rounds and Info

Posted: December 12, 2010 10:44 AM

Championship Rounds

Posted: November 22, 2010 11:44 AM

  1. Birr Stages Rally - 27 Feb 11
  2. Monaghan Stages Rally - 17 Apr 11 (J)
  3. Carlow Stages Rally - 8 May 11 (J)
  4. Cavan Stages Rally - 29 May 11
  5. Carrick-on-Suir Raven’s Rock Stages Rally - 26 Jun 11 (J)
  6. Connacht (Sligo) Stages Rally - 10 Jul 11
  7. Galway Summer Rally - 28 Aug 11 (J)
  8. Clare Stages Rally - 18 Sep 11 (J)
  9. Donegal Harvest Stages Rally - 8 Oct 11 (J)
  10. Skibbereen Fastnet Stages Rally - 30 Oct 11
Best 7 from 10 to Count
(J) = Counting Round - Juniors

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