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rallygm
24-11-2011, 10:58
The circuit is on the IRC calender for next year on 6/7 of april

Justin Ryan
24-11-2011, 11:12
http://www.ircseries.com/html/readnews.asp?id=3315

Ya seems like it from this......
Donnelly Group are sponsoring the event

Gareth McKay
24-11-2011, 11:16
Circuit Of Ireland has been confirmed as part of the 2012 IRC ;-)

John Goddard
24-11-2011, 11:19
Yes confirmed at a meeting last night, press release today. Great news!

William Nolan
24-11-2011, 11:19
This should be a good event if its run right!!

Its a week after Portugal too, surely Breen will have an entry in, great chance for a top 3 finish for him.

euw938v
24-11-2011, 11:22
Great to see it back in a major series 20 years after is dropped out of the BRC

Pat McHugh
24-11-2011, 11:26
Just herd it's great news,well done to all involved,id say we will have mikkelsen on the entry back to his roots

Paddy1winger
24-11-2011, 11:52
Well done to them looking forward to it

Rallyimage
24-11-2011, 11:57
2012 Intercontinental Rally Challenge calendar *
Round 1, 23-25 February: Sata Rallye Acores (gravel)
Round 2, 15-17 March: Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles (asphalt)
Round 3, 6-7 April: Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally (asphalt)
Round 4, 11-12 May: Tour de Corse (asphalt)
Round 5, 2-3 June: Canon Mecsek Rallye (Hungary, asphalt)
Round 6, 21-23 June: GEKO Ypres Rally (Belgium, asphalt)
Round 7, 6-7 July: Rally San Marino (gravel)
Round 8, 20-22 July: Sibiu Rally Romania (gravel)
Round 9, 31 August-2 September: Barum Czech Rally Zlin (asphalt)
Round 10, 15-16 September: Prime Yalta Rally (Ukraine, asphalt)
Round 11, 29-30 September: Rally Sliven (Bulgaria, asphalt)
Round 12, 12-13 October: Rallye Sanremo (Italy, asphalt)
Round 13, 2-3 November: Cyprus Rally (gravel/asphalt)

dcr22B
24-11-2011, 12:12
Wonder will they be showing any live stages? Got to be a better chance of it with the rally being on a Friday/Saturday.

Brian Sinnott
24-11-2011, 12:21
Great news!!!

Breen, Barrable, Fisher, Greer (and god knows whoever else can get their hands on an S2K) must all be looking forward to this one!

Chris Campbell
24-11-2011, 12:29
That is excellent news! Going to be great for Irish motorsport, Irish Talent, the economy and the fans!! Its a win, win, win, win situation. Well done to all involved! :D Delighted

woody
24-11-2011, 12:44
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96419

euw938v
24-11-2011, 13:12
Huge Credit to Donnelly Group also without there sponsorship there would be no Circuit not to mind a qualifying round of the IRC. Roll on Apr and let the hype begin. When was the Circuit a co efficient round of the European Championship last 78???

dcr22B
24-11-2011, 13:17
Is the Circuit going to be based around the same areas again?

rob1986
24-11-2011, 13:37
brilliant news for motorsport in this country.cant wait to see it.

lukeymacirl
24-11-2011, 13:53
Fair Play to all involved. Should be some weekend for Irish rallying!!

Noel157
24-11-2011, 14:47
Great effort from Bobby Willis's team and the Donnelly Group.

jojo
24-11-2011, 15:33
Is the Circuit going to be based around the same areas again?

No its moving to KILLARNEY!!!!!!!:laugh:

stevo99
24-11-2011, 15:45
Whens the regs up ;)

ryan-rallyvideos
24-11-2011, 16:20
So lads and lassies when's the entry out?? Who will win it?? Will Donnelly do it?? Will he get a works drive?? Some of the questions that will defo be asked in the next couple of months

On a more serious note a BIG well done to all who got the IRC to Irish Shores... It's gonna be some weekend!!

Tartanic
24-11-2011, 16:56
Will 2000cc NA cars still be the top cars in IRC next year? I remember hearing that the manufacturers weren't allowed to homologate them anymore, had to be 1600cc turbos.

Kevin O Brien
24-11-2011, 18:07
Now that is an early christmas prezzie for us all fair play to Bobby Willis's team and the Donnelly Group and a big THANK YOU,

Stephen Mullaney
24-11-2011, 18:09
Will 2000cc NA cars still be the top cars in IRC next year? I remember hearing that the manufacturers weren't allowed to homologate them anymore, had to be 1600cc turbos.


good question, this has always confused me. which is faster the 2.0 or the 1.6t.

Noel157
24-11-2011, 18:49
SSS in host city too, maybe like Barum:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/circuit-of-ireland-goes-global-16081992.html

Martin
24-11-2011, 19:11
SSS in host city too, maybe like Barum:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/circuit-of-ireland-goes-global-16081992.html

In a NEW host city Sammy wrote. Back to Derry? Donnelly has dealerships there. Good stages a stone throw away in Donegal.

rallyretro
24-11-2011, 19:30
AFAIK It's not moving away from Armagh as HQ because at least two people who live within 10 miles from Armagh told me they had people round PRing about the rally coming down their roads next year. In any case, I thought Armagh was confirmed as a base for several years ?
Super Special - maybe back to Lisburn again ... or Belfast ?

can1
24-11-2011, 19:31
Talk is the rally will be based in the Titanic Quarter in belfast

John Daly
24-11-2011, 19:33
Huge Credit to Donnelly Group also without there sponsorship there would be no Circuit not to mind a qualifying round of the IRC. Roll on Apr and let the hype begin. When was the Circuit a co efficient round of the European Championship last 78???
i think it was a co efficient 20 round in 1986!!

ET53UNY
24-11-2011, 19:43
hats off 2 willis his team and donnelly group and thank you for bringn this special event 2 us

isaacb
24-11-2011, 20:05
Great for the team to get the event into IRC - I'm sure this is the result of a huge amount of work.

Kevin O Brien
24-11-2011, 20:22
Is it just for one year or is it long turm.? or can they come and go as they please? if the money is there of course,

Noel157
24-11-2011, 22:06
AFAIK It's not moving away from Armagh as HQ because at least two people who live within 10 miles from Armagh told me they had people round PRing about the rally coming down their roads next year. In any case, I thought Armagh was confirmed as a base for several years ?
Super Special - maybe back to Lisburn again ... or Belfast ?

City is the operative term- Belfast, Derry, Lisburn, Armagh? Any other ones, they had a bit of a mad moment for a while when towns turned into cities.

ryanD
24-11-2011, 22:30
A super special at Stormont?? like rally Ireland did??

Pierce Doheny Jnr.
24-11-2011, 22:41
City is the operative term- Belfast, Derry, Lisburn, Armagh? Any other ones, they had a bit of a mad moment for a while when towns turned into cities.

Newry is also a city apparently!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Cities_in_Northern_Ireland

gregory mc quillan
24-11-2011, 22:43
Newry aswell noel. I now they done pr outside keady 2 weeks ago

trevor watson
24-11-2011, 23:02
Theres a stage near Dunganistan afaik.

FlyinFinnMotorsport
24-11-2011, 23:02
well done to all. Im sure these guys will be looking for all the help they can get. Plenty of marshals needed im sure and if they do as good a job like they done at wrc rally Ireland well then everybody will leave the stages safe with great stories and big smiles. I for one cant wait to capture this event on camera. You can be sure the FFM cameras will be dotted all over the place....hopefully.

rallyretro
24-11-2011, 23:10
... And if its anything like the April weather we have been having the past few years, it will be a lot more pleasant experience spectating than both Rally Irelands !

William Nolan
25-11-2011, 10:54
... And if its anything like the April weather we have been having the past few years, it will be a lot more pleasant experience spectating than both Rally Irelands !

That could make a big difference alright. Would show the countryside a hell of alot better than in november!!! Those IRC Heli-shots would look very well.

wrc205
25-11-2011, 23:25
best news i heard all year cant wait IRC 2012

Noel157
26-11-2011, 09:10
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00639/IRC_Serie_639479a.jpg

Mikkelsen looking forward to April:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorsport/mikkelsen-canrsquot-wait-to-hit-the-road-for-circuit-of-ireland-16082548.html

leitrimabu
27-11-2011, 18:14
Now that it is confirmed could you plan ahead for 2013 (29/30 March, will time change?) and 2014 (18/19 April). Get the weather maps out.

Cian O'Hare
27-11-2011, 23:30
SSS more than likely Titanic quarter Belfast giving its 100 years since Titanic!
IMO based in Armagh stages - Torr Head, Tyrone Ditches, Knock Hill, Glasker, that one out by Castlewellen that comes past the reservoir and can they use Cooley??

Just some of the stages i'd like to see on the rally (cant think of the name of a few more i'd like to see), good stages, good spread across that part of the country plus there would be some spectacular scenic shots!

t...rev
24-01-2012, 22:08
from the irc website

22 Jan 2012 13:0 Spectacular superspecial for Circuit of Ireland

Details of a spectacular superspecial stage plus an all-action route will be announced when Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally bosses reveal plans for their Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier at a media launch in Belfast on 26 January.



Bobby Willis, the event director, will announce full details of the route, the host city and the exciting Good Friday Super Special Stage in Belfast on 6 April during next week’s function.

Representatives of the IRC, the Circuit of Ireland Rally, previous event winners, leading Irish IRC drivers and a former IRC champion will be present. Visit www.rally-irc.com next Thursday for more details.

The Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland Rally forms round three of the 13-event IRC season from 6/7 April.

dcr22B
26-01-2012, 15:03
**** it, think I'll only bother going up on the Saturday.

rallygm
26-01-2012, 18:24
**** it, think I'll only bother going up on the Saturday.


wild attitude to have Mcginley,ye celtic tiger rally fans have no commintment :D:D

dcr22B
26-01-2012, 20:15
With only one car in the McGinley household, there's no guarantee that I'll have the car anyway.

rallygm
26-01-2012, 20:22
we'll get some one to lift ya

Mr M
27-01-2012, 15:41
Good feedback

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97198

(What's with the photo of Dougie Hughes?)

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97191