Cork ’20’ Press Release 1

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CB Toolhire Cork 20 International Rally 2019 Press Release 1

Changes are a plenty for this year’s CB Toolhire Cork 20 International Rally, which takes place on Sept 28th & 29th next. The rally is the final counting round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, a counting round of the ERT Celtic Rally Trophy, Southern 4 Rally Championship & South East Stages Rally Championship.

The Organisers of the Cork 20 International Rally 2019 are delighted to announce that CB Toolhire have pledged their support to the event again for 2019 by continuing as title sponsor for the 2nd year in a row. Leading class 14 competitor Colin Byrne, owner of CB Toolhire, commented that he was looking forward to be involved again for 2019. The Organisers are also delighted to have the support of AceSigns as associate sponsor for the event. AceSigns, headed up by well known competitor Neil Phelan, has been a long-time supporter of the event. Neil commented that he was looking forward to the changes in this years event.

Clerk of the Course, Paul Browne, has scheduled two days of competitive action with some slight changes from the past two years to try to make it more competitor friendly.

This year, the rally HQ returns to the award winning Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, Cork, having last run from there in 2016. The Radisson Blu Hotel has a long established association with the event, having been the base of the rally for many years up to 2016, and with the hotels excellent facilities and location, it provides a fitting base for the event. Both the rally organisers and the management of the Radisson Blu Hotel are delighted to re-kindle their association for the 2019 event. Scrutiny, Trailer Park and Parc Ferme will all be based in close proximity to the hotel, making accessibility for sign on etc. an ease to the competitors.

The stages for the weekend centered around the Macroom area, taking in some of the classics such as Killnamartyra, Lough Allua and Mullaghanish. The rally will retain its two-day format, but will have a later start on Saturday with four classic stages over the course of Saturday afternoon. Sunday will compromise of nine stages, in a 3×3 format. The event will total in excess of 200km of competitive stage kilometers. The route maintains a tight format, and this year will enable the competitor to complete reece in one day.

More details of the event will be released in the coming weeks on our website and on our club Facebook page @Cork20InternationalRally

In the meantime if you are looking for any information in relation to the event, Clerk of the Course, Paul Browne can be contacted on +353 (87) 2689318

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