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Down (Tarmac) Rally - (Sat) 21 Jul 18

Posted: May 31, 2018 4:06 AM - 2381 Hits

Round 4 - 2018 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

David Bogie adds Rally van Wervik and Down Rally to his 2018 programme

Posted: May 31, 2018 4:06 AM

David Bogie has registered for the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and will contest the Rally van Wervik (9 June) and the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally (21 July) in his CA1 Sport-run ŠKODA Fabia R5.

The 2011 British rally champion and five-time Scottish rally champion (who is the only driver to hold both titles at the same time) is using the events as practice for the Ypres and Ulster rallies, which are rounds of this year’s Prestone MSA British Rally Championship. The 30-year old Dumfries driver will be co-driven by John Rowan.

“Rally van Wervik will be perfect preparation for the Ypres Rally and the Down Rally is perfect timing ahead of the Ulster,” said Bogie. “We like to support other championships, so we have registered for the Asphalt Rally Championship. In fact, together with the BRC and Scottish, it’s the third championship we have registered for this year. We won’t do a pre-event test before Rally van Wervik, but we’ll go there with a base set-up from last year’s Ypres Rally and take it from there.”

Rhys Yates/Elliott Edmondson have also registered for the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship and will contest the Rally van Wervik in preparation for the Ypres Rally. With a FIA European Rally Championship programme, it’s likely to be a one-off Asphalt Championship appearance for the Chesterfield based driver, who will pilot his CA1 Sport-run Fabia R5.

High demand for Down Rally places

Posted: May 17, 2018 8:32 AM

Just 48 hours after entries opened for the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, the organisers of the fourth round of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship are already looking at opening a reserve list – such has been the high demand for places.

The Rathfriland MC and Ballynahinch & DMC organised event takes place over 100 stage miles on closed roads in County Down on Saturday 21 July, and the first 100 entries are guaranteed a run. The remaining 20 places will be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.

Registered Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship crews are strongly encouraged to enter the event as soon as possible!

On Line Entry Open

Posted: May 14, 2018 3:15 PM

Entries have opened for the Carryduff Folklift Down Rally, Round 4 of the Protyre MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, which takes place in Northern Ireland on Saturday 21 July.

The event, which is jointly organised by Rathfriland MC and Ballynahinch & DMC, will consist of around 100 stage miles on classic County Down closed roads.

The event will run a maximum of 120 entries, with 20 of those awarded at the discretion of the organisers – meaning that the first 100 entries received will be automatically accepted.

On Line Entry:

Regulations and Entry Forms are also available in the Competitors’ section of:

MAJOR CHANGES & NEW SPONSOR FOR 2018 DOWN RALLY

Posted: September 13, 2017 4:09 AM

Rathfriland Motor Club are delighted to announce that major changes are in store for the 2018 Down Rally, which will take place on the new date of Saturday 21st July 2018.

The club have joined forces with close neighbours Ballynahinch & District Motor Club to co-promote and organise the rally which was first held in 2005. The 2018 event will be a closed road rally, run on high quality, famous County Down stages.

In addition, the event organisers are delighted to announce a new main sponsor, Carryduff Forklift. The local company are sponsoring the Down Rally for the first time.

Comments from David Greer of Carryduff Forklift:
“It’s an honour to be the main sponsor for the Down Rally, as it’s in my home County, and will consist of some of the most famous stages in Ireland. I’m delighted the two clubs have come together to organise this spectacular event."

Comments from Andy Gilmore, Chairman of Rathfriland Motor Club:
“Rathfriland Motor Club are delighted to be announcing the new working partnership with Ballynahinch Motor Club. This arrangement is something our local Regional Motorsport Association the ANICC has been encouraging clubs in Northern Ireland to do. It has strengthened the organising team for the rally, and brought a renewed freshness & enthusiasm to the event. We are also absolutely delighted that Carryduff Forklift have come on board as the main sponsor of the event, we very much look forward to working with them.”

Comments from Brian Crawford, Chairman of Ballynahinch & District Motor Club:
“Ballynahinch Motor Club are very excited to be entering into a new working relationship with Rathfriland Motor Club. We honestly believe clubs working together is the way forward for rallying in this part of the UK. We are also very happy to welcome on board Carryduff Forklift Ltd as the main sponsor. Carryduff Forklift have been avid supporters of Ballynahinch Motor Club for many years. We are very happy to have them on board and very appreciative of their continued support. We are looking forward to July 2018.”

Further major news regarding the event will be announced in the coming days.

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