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New Event - McGrady Insurance Down Rally 2005

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McGrady Insurance Down Rally 2005

Organised & Promoted By Rathfriland Motor Club
Friday 16th September 2005

For Immediate Release

The Countdown has begun!

Rathfriland Motor Club are delighted to annouce the all new, for 2005, Down Rally. We are also delighted to announce at this stage, that the event is being sponsored by McGrady Insurance.

Event Regulations and Entry Forms are now available and have been posted out to many competitors already but incase you aren't on our mailing list, you can retrieve a set from our all new website @ http://www.rathfrilandmotorclub.com/downrally

The event will be on Saturday 26th November 2005 and will be based at the Slieve Donard Hotel (Newcastle) and will consist of 6 gravel stages (30+ stage miles) in the Newcastle, Rostrevor and Kilkeel region with a centralized service park in Newcastle.

It is hoped that the event will attract entries from the country's top rally drivers as it is being observed for inclusion in to the Northern Ireland Rally Championship for 2006.The Newcastle and East Down region has a proud rallying history as the town played host to the Circuit of Ireland Rally in the mid '70s and early '90s. The Down Rally will re-ignite this motorsport tradition and will provide a new treat for many local rally fans.

For further information please contact:

Rally Office:
Tel. +44 (0) 7753 846 734 (Between 9am & 9pm ONLY!)
Tel. +44 (0) 7876 562 003 (Between 9am & 9pm ONLY!)
Fax. +44 (0) 28 4065 0379 (Between 9am & 5pm ONLY!)
E-mail: [email protected]

Media Office:
Tel. +44 (0) 7718 760 273
Fax. +44 (0) 28 7962 7952 (Ring First to switch fax on)
Email. [email protected]
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It will be nice and dark by then-hope there will be night stages as the Ulster rally this year was a real treat in the darkness.
real treat in the dark??

sure all ye see is 2 headlights:p
Originally posted by Kenny Wilson
real treat in the dark??

sure all ye see is 2 headlights:p
try driving in the dark!! thats what rallying is all about:D:laugh::D

[Edited on 17-9-2005 by rubywax]
done the bushwacker a few years ago in the dark, the quarry was shite, but the gortin stage at night was something else, real test of man and machine!! never sweated as much on a stage, and it was 2degrees outside!!

Gravel Stages at night, that would be first class!!
why do we no longer have any more night stages
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