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Limerick Motor Club launch Forest Rally

Monday, 12th February, 2018 11:02am
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Limerick Motor Club launch Forest Rally

Kieran Ambrose thanking Gary Reidy (left) of Treaty Plant and Tool Hire for his support of the event

Limerick Motor Club launch Forest Rally

Kieran Ambrose thanking Gary Reidy (left) of Treaty Plant and Tool Hire for his support of the event

Limerick Motor Club held a launch event for their forthcoming forestry rally last Sunday at Treaty Plant and Tool Hire, who are sponsors of the rally, at their premises on the Childers Road in Limerick.

 

A number of rally fans braved the wind and snow to be part of the promotion and planning for the event which will be held in the Silvermines area of county Tipperary Sunday 4 March.  Some discussion was had about the convenience of using the Mogul mine facility not just as the service park but also as the scrutiny area (all cars are scrutinised for safety and compliance with class regulations), parc ferme (where cars are parked so they cannot be modified after scrutiny). The rally office and headquarters will also be based there.

 

Gary Reidy of Treaty Plant and Tool Hire was asked about his regular sponsorship of Limerick Motor club events. Gary said he had two reasons firstly the promotion of his business and secondly the club had been a great support to him personally in his years of motorsport.  Gary commented that the Junior 1000 class was giving younger drivers (from 16 years old) a chance to compete  in the forests (the co driver does the public road driving). The cars used in the class have engines to 1000cc with modifications limited to Motorsport Ireland safety requirements.

 

Clerk of the Course Kieran Ambrose said he was delighted to be returning to stages that had not been used since 2008. He was pleased to have Treaty Plant and Tool Hire on board as sponsor of the event and thanked Coillte for making the forests available for motorsport. The rally is the second round of the Valvoline national forest championship. With the photos taken the group adjourned to a nearby restaurant for a warming breakfast.

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