Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally Launch

Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally 2019

PRESS RELEASE  – Rally Launch

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally today, Sunday 4th November, at the Gleneagle Hotel

Ireland’s only event to cater solely for historic rally cars is set to run on Saturday the 30th  Nov.

The rally will count as

  • First round of the 2020 Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship.
  • Final round of the 2019 Southern Four Rally Championship.
  • Final round of the 2019 Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship.
  • Final round of The 2019 HRCR West Wales Rally Spares – Stage Masters Challenge.

The new clerk of the course for the Killarney Historic Rally 2019, Darren McCormick takes charge for his first year. Darren has selected some classic stages around Killarney Town, offering the competitor 120km over 8 special stages. The format of the event will be 3 stages repeated twice and two special 15km stages run within close proximity to Killarney. All stages are to be run in daylight this year. Centralised service will be at the Liebherr Container Crane Factory Fossa and the Gleneagle Hotel once again is our Rally HQ.

The rally will be backed by Rentokil Initial Ireland as main title sponsor for the 7th consecutive year.

Rentokil Initial managing director Michael O’Mahoney said: “On behalf of Rentokil Initial, I am once again delighted to be associated with this year’s Killarney Historic Rally. The event has grown from strength to strength and is a phenomenal success. Our desire to support the local community and businesses that have supported Rentokil Initial, so loyally, over the many years is the reason why we are once again involved with Irelands most prestigious Rally”.

Additional support has been provided by Cormac Casey of Killarney Advertiser and the Gleneagle Hotel Group, who have been supporters of the rally for many years and continue as Associate Sponsors.

The rally starts on Friday evening with a Ceremonial start in main street Killarney at 7pm. The competitive action gets underway on Saturday morning with the iconic “Molls Gap”, often rated by rally drivers as being the best and most-challenging stage in the world. This is followed by the mountainous Beallaghbeama Pass and the fast flowing Shanera stage, after which the crews head into service at Liebherr Killarney for a well earned service break. The crews then repeat this loop for a second time and into service once again.

For the evening loop we have designed a new version of the Rockfield and Coolick stages to make them spectator friendly and we would like to invite the rally fans of Killarney to come out to witness this great spectacle, wonderful atmosphere and support your local heroes as they contest the challenging stages.

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