The Irish Forest Rally Championship are absolutely delighted to announce that Sligo Pallets Limited have come on board for the 2023 season as title sponsors for the series. This is an incredible development for the Championship, and we are sure the benefit of this relationship will be felt positively throughout the year.
Sligo Pallets owner Andrew Mullen is a passionate supporter of Irish Rallying, having become the title sponsor of the Border Tarmac Rally Championship in 2011, and this relationship remains as strong as ever as the Sligo Pallets branding will be seen on both sealed and loose surface events in 2023.
With over two decades of experience, the team at Sligo Pallets are experts when it comes to the supply and manufacturing of pallets. The over twenty strong workforce on site pride themselves on maintaining the highest quality of stock, necessary in supplying new and used pallets to suit a range of different businesses and industries. The expertise within Sligo Pallets guarantees a 24-48 hour turnaround service, delivering pallets from their Sligo HQ all around Ireland.
Speaking today at the announcement of the partnership, Andrew Mullen said “This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with a really exciting Championship, with a great calendar of events right across Ireland. The Sligo Pallets team are delighted to get involved, and increase our support of the series. Having been on board as an Associate Sponsor in 2022, it’s a great opportunity to bring our brand to the fore and create a strong relationship with the Irish Forest Rally Championship”. The presence of Sligo Pallets branding is set to become easy recognisable with an increase in Social Media activity around the events this year, including live updates throughout the day’s action.
The 2023 Sligo Pallets Irish Forest Rally Championship will kick off on February 19th in Castleisland, Co. Kerry with the Killarney Forest Rally, the first of seven high speed loose surface events pencilled in for this season that will see events both North and South of the Border.
With the Championship events taking place amongst Forestry and off-road venues, we as a series rely heavily upon the support of Coilte and Private Land Owners, and we are extremely grateful for the support and incredibly strong working relationships forged that are vital in allowing our events to succeed and the sport of Gravel Rallying to flourish.
The 2023 Season is sure to bring with it plenty of thrills and excitement, and amongst the most tightly contested battles is sure to be the Junior1000 series, Irelands largest entry-level rally series for youngsters from 14-18 years of age. For 2023, this battle will be played out on an all new Pirelli control tyre supplied by EARS Motorsport, another supporter of the 2023 Irish Forest Rally Championship.
The 2023 Championship Calendar is as follows;
Round 1 – 19th Feb – Killarney Forest Rally
Round 2 – 15th Apr – Moonraker Forest Rally
Round 3 – 14th May – Tipperary Sean Conlon Forest Rally
Round 4 – 20th Aug – Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally
Round 5 – 2nd Sep – Lakelands Forest Rally
Round 6 – 16th Sep – The Bushwhacker Rally
Round 7 – 8th Oct – Willie Loughman Carrick-on-Suir Forest Rally