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West Cork Rally 2006 Press Release 1


The Quality Hotels West Cork Rally will run for the 28th time on the 18th & 19th March 2006 with Brian O’Connell as Clerk of the Course once again.Currently the regulations are awaiting approval from M.S.I. and should be available shortly to download from the event website at www.westcorkrally.com.

As with the 2005 event, regulations will not be posted out to competitors and can only be downloaded. If you would like us to email you when the regulations appear on the site, please send an email to [email protected] with REGS on the subject line. We apologise for the delay.

This year the event will have 160 stage miles over closed roads with servicing held in one centralised area over the two days. There will be a service after every two stages. The format of the event is the same as last year with sixteen special stages, four stages run twice on the Saturday and four more stages run twice on the Sunday. Pace note making will be permitted.

There is the usual strong interest from overseas crews, in particular Wales & England where 2002 winner, Melvyn Evans, along with Phil Collins, John Dalton, Gwyndaf Evans, Gareth Lloyd & Jon Ingram have all expressed an interest in taking part.

Locals will also be well represented, with Liam McCarthy, Denis Cronin, Willie McCarthy, Kevin Kelleher, Jerry O’Mahony, Gerard O’Connell & Martin Daly, planning to compete. The Historic Rally will run from Saturday afternoon loop of stages and all through Sunday, while for the first time in West Cork, Juniors will be catered for. They will get four stages on Sunday afternoon.

Information on accommodation which includes the Rally HQ, The Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, is available on the event website www.westcorkrally.com. As this event is one of the most popular on the calendar, it is advisable to book accommodation as early as possible.

Once again this year Cork Motor Club are very grateful to associate sponsors Delaney Oils and the Traders of Clonakilty as well as the West Cork Rally Fundraising Committee for their continued financial support, which has made a huge contribution to the success of the rally over the years.

Kevin O’Driscoll
Press & Media Officer
Tel: 00 353 86 2866 256
Email: [email protected]

[Edited on 24-1-2006 by anihel]

[Edited on 9-2-2006 by anihel]

[Edited on 13-3-2006 by anihel]
 

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West Cork Rally 2006 Regulations now Available

Regulations for the 2006 Quality Hotels West Cork Rally are available to download from www.westcorkrally.com. Cork Motor Club are pleased to announce a reduction in the entry fee to 550 Euro / 390 Pounds Sterling which offers the best value for money for any rally in Ireland, in these times of rising costs for the competitor. Cork Motor Club encourages competitors to get their entries in as early as possible to avoid disappointment. A reminder to all MSA Licence holders, that you must have a BRDS or NES insurance letter to start the event. More details on this are available on www.westcorkrally.com.

Kevin O’Driscoll
Press & Media Officer
Tel: 00 353 86 2866 256
Email: [email protected]

[Edited on 27-1-2006 by anihel]

[Edited on 27-1-2006 by anihel]
 

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Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2006 Press Release 2

Competitors are reminded that regulations for the Quality Hotels West Cork Rally, organised and promoted by the Cork Motor Club, are available for download from www.westcorkrally.com

Competitors are further reminded that entries, fantastic value at €550 and €20 down on last year, close at the reduced rate on February 20, so log on and get your entry in.

For those looking for Accommodation may be had by contacting: Imelda Walsh on 086 2210036 (00 353 86 2210036 from the UK) between 6 and 8PM only.

2005 winner and 2nd on the Fastnet Rally Denis Cronin has stated his intention to take part in the 2006 event. Also interested are Michael Barrable looking to debut his recently acquired ’05 spec Ford Focus WRC in another attempt to win the event he led for a time in 2003.Nigel Hicklin plans to use a Donnelly Motorsport Corolla while 2002 winner Melvyn Evans should have 2003 winning co-driver Sean Mullally alongside him in what could be a winning combination. J.J.Fleming & Robbie Ward have also made enquiries about taking part.

Other drivers who have expressed an interest in tackling the sixteen special stages around Clonakilty include Wesley Patterson, Kevin Kelleher, John Dalton, Connor Curley, Willie McCarthy, Ashley Field & Gwyndaf Evans.

Kevin O’Driscoll
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Tel: 00 353 86 2866 256
Email: [email protected]
 

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Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2006 Press Release 3

Cork Motor Club is hosting a marshal’s training night for the forth coming Quality Hotels West Cork Rally, March 18th & 19th, to be held at Christy’s Hotel in Blarney on Tuesday 28th February at 8.30pm.

Anybody wishing to marshal on the event are also reminded that accommodation will be provided on the Friday and Saturday night. Breakfast and evening meals, as well as a packed lunch will be provided on the Saturday and Sunday.

All prospective marshals, both novice and experienced are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Well known rallying personalities, Billy Coleman, James O’Brien & Frank O’Mahony will be in attendance to give a talk about their experiences, and there will also be training videos shown on the night.

Phil Collins has entered the West Cork Rally for the fifth year running, and this year he will have none other than World Rally Championship Co-Driver Nicky Grist sitting alongside him. Grist, who has been victorious in 21 World Rally events, was last in West Cork in 2003 when he navigated Damien Cole to 10th place in the Darrian. Cork Motor Club member Owen Murphy, who had a superb second place in last weekends Carrick on Suir Forestry Rally, has also entered in a 2.2 litre Sunbeam Lotus.

Kevin O’Driscoll
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Tel: 00 353 86 2866 256
Email: [email protected]
 

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Originally posted by anihel
Phil Collins has entered the West Cork Rally for the fifth year running, and this year he will have none other than World Rally Championship Co-Driver Nicky Grist sitting alongside him.
I think it would be just plain dangerous to have grist as a Co Driver for most of us. :dunno: You would probably fall into a false sence of Playstation Security and wonder "WHY" the car didn't make it round that square left at 100 mph in 5th gear. "It always works on SS1 in Spain on Mcrae and Nicky is usually always a bit cautious on those notes" you think to yourself.
So as you go out over that 50 ft drop and you realise you can't press [SELECT] to get back on track with the minimum amount of damage. You wonder if spending all those hours going boggled eyed in front of the TV was such a good idea !!! :D:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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Got sorted 2day tanx Imelda Walsh The accomadion officer was very helpful 2 me & faxed on a full lsit of all b & b 's i got the rooms on first phone call her number s 08602210036 if it mite be of any use 2 any1 else ??
 

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Should be a good battle between Phil Collins, Ashley Field, John Dalton & Pat Donegan in class 14....two litre classes won't be so bad either:laugh:
 
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