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The 2012 Irish Motorsport season kicks off in earnest this weekend with the running of the opening round of the Irish Tarmac Championship, the Safety Direct Galway International Rally. In a new departure for the traditional two-day event, the 2012 rally will take place over one day only, with 10 stages scheduled for Sunday February 5. A special spectator stage on the Dyke Road in Galway city will open proceedings, with competitors then heading north to the Headford region for three additional tests, each run three times, before returning to Galway for the finish in Eyre Square on Sunday evening.
The Mayo Stages Rally, which will be based in Claremorris this coming weekend, will be worth €500,000 to the local economy according to the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce.
The 2011 McWilliam Park Hotel Mayo Stages Rally is to become the first event to feature under a major new partnership initiative between the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Motorsport Ireland (MI).
The smiles at the rally finish said it all. After months of preparation, sheer hard graft, and endless enthusiasm, the 2010 McWilliam Park Hotel Mayo Stages Rally had proven to be a resounding success. The sense of satisfaction, tinged no doubt with a hint of relief, was palpable.
With the 2010 Mayo Stages Rally only a matter of weeks away, excitement is building as the final touches are put in place in the run-up to this year’s event which takes place on the week-end of March 13-14. The rally is one of the biggest sporting attractions in the region each year, attracting many thousands of visitors, and bringing valuable revenue to the region. After a number of very successful years based in Castlebar, it’s all change for 2010, with the rally moving to Claremorris and a new rally headquarters in the McWilliam Park Hotel.
Fifteen years old Noel Murphy from Shrule Co. Mayo was recently awarded the Keegan Cup. The cup is for drivers aged between 14-16 who take part in the National Autocross Championship. He began 2009 at the wheel of a Honda Civic while his new Nissan Micra was being built. It all took off in March with the first round of the National Autocross Championship in Birr. This was a baptism of fire for the young man as he won his class by a comfortable margin. “Start as you mean to continue”, as they say, and this is what he did, winning the second round at the Cork Autocross and finishing an incredible 15th overall in his 1.4 litre Honda.