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Reach Motor Festival a Huge Success

Motorsport came to Craigavon yesterday with the Reach Motor Festival and more than one thousand fans turned up to see many of the star drivers from the various disciplines. The organisers were delighted with the turnout, not only from the fans who came from all over Northern Ireland and as far as County Kildare but also the support from North

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Turkington to Star at Northern Ireland’s REACH MOTOR FESTIVAL

The REACH  MOTOR FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday 3 February 2018 at the old B&Q site beside Rushmere Shopping Centre Craigavon in Northern Ireland .    Colin Turkington, double BTCC Champion will be making a guest appearance and will be showing his RAC 2009 touring car.  Colin will be interviewed on stage by Ian Lynas, international motoring correspondent.   There will

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Top Ten Rally Drivers 2017- with Aaron McElroy

It is time once again for another retrospective look at the year that was in Irish rallying, to collate and review the competitors and order them into an indisputable and never controversial Top 10 of the year. As with Leo’s Top 10 racing drivers…. 2017 was an interesting year in Irish rallying, with Sam Moffett winning everything left, right and

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Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally is Ready To Go!

As is the norm, the second weekend in September will this year see the 45th running of the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally. Volkswagen Wexford have joined forces with the Wexford motor club in a new five-year sponsorship deal which will hopefully see the event grow from strength to strength, as the club strive to make the event one of the best in the

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Top Ten Rally Drivers 2015 – Motorsport.ie

After the success of our Top Ten race drivers and our subsequent Top Ten F1 drivers from 2015, we decided to do something similar for rallying. After a little bit of searching we persuaded a knowledgeable rally fan to pen the piece for us. Unsurprisingly, given the debate that the Race Drivers piece triggered, he, or possibly she, has chosen

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Wexford Stages Ready To Go! – Motorsport.ie

Wexford Motor Club will run their annual stages rally this weekend, based out of the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford Town. The event is a counting round of the South East Stages Rally Championship and the compact 210km, 12 stage, 2-day rally is the only one of its kind in the South East, drawing big interest from both home and

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Moffetts Master Lakeland Stages as Valvoline Title Race Hots Up! – Motorsport.ie

The competitors headed north for round five of the 2015 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forestry Championship, for the Enniskillen Motor Club’s Lakeland Stages Rally, where they were greeted with good weather, an entry of over one hundred cars and eight stages in good condition. It was to be a dramatic day, not least for championship leader Mick O’Brien in his Focus WRC. It was

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O’Brien Leads Valvoline Series into Fourth Cork Forestry Round! – Motorsport.ie

Round four of the 2015 Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship, takes place this Sunday, for the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, based in Mallow, County Cork. Clerk of the Course Brian O’Connell has fifty five kilometres of flowing forestry stages, to re-start the Valvoline series in style after its recess since the third round- the Moonraker in April. This year the Irish Forest Rally

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Peader Perfect on the Tyrone Stages! – Motorsport.ie

The fifth round of the 2015 MSA ANICC McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship took place on closed roads, for the Cookstown Motor Club’s POC Oils NI Tyrone Stages Rally. This all new six stage event took in some challenging, undulating stages to challenge the one hundred plus crews. Number one seed and championship leader, Derek McGarrity was a non-starter, having

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