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ORDNANCE SURVEY KILLARNEY INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF THE LAKES 2006


Killarney and District Motor Club are pleased to announce details of the 2006 Rally of The Lakes which will take place during the May Bank Holiday weekend, 28th - 30th April. The largest sporting event in Killarney and one of the biggest sporting occasions in the country is once again sponsored by Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Gleneagle Hotel. Now in its 27th year, the rally has already received over 100 entries, such is the popularity of this great event.

The event is round three of the Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, one of the highest profile series in Europe and is also round two of the 023 Tiles Southern Four Rally Championship. Added European flavour will be provided by competitors taking part in the West Euro Cup, of which this event is also the second round. A separate rally for Junior competitors is also now entering its third year. Competitors in all the different rallies will also have the benefit of a practice stage at Clonkeen on Friday 28th.

Clerk of the Course Gary McCormick has devised a new route. This route includes some of Ireland’s most challenging and revered strips of tarmac, such as Molls Gap (the most famous rallying location in Ireland), Ballaghbema and Caragh Lake, but there are also some new tests to consider. “We have still retained the great classics, but also this year we have ventured into some new territory for Ordnance Survey Rally of the Lakes” commented Gary “We look forward to welcoming all our old friends, and those competitors making their first trip to Killarney. We can assure them of a memorable visit and a rally which will long live in their memory.”

Entries already received include Eamon Boland- Focus WRC, Denis Cronin-Subaru WRC, West Cork Rally winner Melvyn Evans- Subaru WRC, and Seamus Leonard- Group N Mitsubishi. The top local drivers include Alan Ring and Johnny O’Sullivan.

The official launch of the Ordnance Survey Rally of The Lakes in association with the Gleneagle Hotel will be at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, 8pm on Sunday April 9th. John O’ Donoghue the Minister of Arts, Sports and Tourism will be there to launch the event which brings a staggering euro into the local economy. John also recently showed his support for Rally Ireland, Ireland’s bid for a World Rally Championship round, as he clearly recognises the importance of rallying as a sport. Aside from the huge spectator numbers expected, the Ordnance Survey Rally of the Lakes will command serious media attention, not just from the print media, but television with the event being shown all over the world on Ulster Television, RTE, Motors TV and Sky Sports on the RPM programme.

For those still wishing to enter, the entries close on Friday 7th April and regulations can be downloaded on www.killarneyanddistrictmotorclub.com
 

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We will be competing as well from The Netherlands. I don't know if there will be more foreign mainland competitors. Does anybody know.

Grtz. Roger
 

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Notice of acceptance of entry to be posted next Friday so the list will probably be up on the net some time mid next week I reckon...........

Really looking forward to the rally!!!!!!
 

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ORDNANCE SURVEY KILLARNEY INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF THE LAKES 2006

but television with the event being shown all over the world on Ulster Television, RTE, Motors TV and Sky Sports on the RPM programme.
Does anyone know if this can be downloaded from the internet, because here in the Netherlands we can't receive these porgramms. Thankx.

Grtz. Roger
 

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Have to say I'm looking forward to the new stages on Saturday as I enjoyed driving Cullen and Quarrycross on the Friday last year and we found some good spots for spectating.
 
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