Mayo & District Motorsport Club, organisers of the Mayo Stages Rally have announced details of this year’s rejuvenated event which will take place on Sunday 6th of March.
The 2022 event will be counting rounds of the:
- Motorsport Ireland National Irish Rally Championship
- Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship
- Top Part West Coast Rally Championship
- Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series
Renowned Rally man Killian Duffy has taken on the role of Event Director. Killian, who is very much respected in the world of rallying for his forward-thinking and vast motorsport experience, has put together a strong organising committee lead by Padraic Roche as Rally CoC and operations are well under way. Killian explains: “We are going to put on a show, the best show in town, not just for the competitor but for the fans, COVID restrictions have had major implications for everyone and we are going to put together an event that on the run up to, and over the course of Rally weekend will have something for everyone to enjoy. All activities including Scrutiny, Service, Rally H.Q will all be in close proximity to the stages, the Rally itself will offer 100km of technical and challenging stages that will test each competitor to their full ability over a compact loop of 8 stages, as we offer a cost effective and competitor friendly event. A big aim is to make the Rally easily accessible to the fans both young and old with many events including a ceremonial start in the in the vibrant town of Claremorris, plans are at an advanced stage to create a festival atmosphere on the weekend of the Rally”.
Mayo & District Motorsport Club are proud to welcome the Rally Sponsor, headed by local man Danny McHugh who spearheads McHughs – Spar – Texaco – Insomnia – Supermacs, Ballindine. Speaking at McHugh’s Ballindine’s facility recently Danny said “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to once again work with the Mayo Stages Rally, we know the appeal of Mayo as one of Ireland’s premier Rally events. It gives a major boost to the businesses of the area and the local economy. The coverage alone is broadcast worldwide and the exposure is fantastic for the visibility of our brands. We are established here in our Ballindine site since 2006 and we and are widely known as the perfect motor stop where customers are always greeted by friendly and efficient staff”.