Monthly Archives: March 2015

Midland Moto Stages – Google Earth Speed Traces

Round 2 of the Triton Showers Irish National Rally Championship. Location: Roscommon Town, Co Roscommon. HQ – The Abbey Hotel. Format 3 Stages done 3 Times.

The Jemba Inertia Based Pacenote System generates a lot of data including the Google Earth Speed Files listed below. Enjoy.

Midland Moto GE view

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midland Moto GE Files

Remember though. The Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with Google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store.

Rally North Wales – Jemba Google Earth Files

It seems like along time since we last had the chance to talk about the Bulldog Rally. Well, that tag has gone and it is the newly refreshed and compacted Rally North Wales that is set to enthral rally fans in and competitors in Wales this weekend. Three super, classic stages in the Dyfi valley are the arena this weekend for the rally cars, and thrown in with that, a return to Dolgellau for service. Just how it used to be.

North Wales GE view

 

 

 

 

 

Rally North Wales GE Files

Remember though. The Google Earth files are contained in a zip file. If you are using a computer, they will be downloaded to your downloads folder and can then be opened with Google Earth. For mobile/iPhone/iPad users – you will be asked to “open in” an app like iFiles or Evernote etc. You must do this and then unzip the files. After this the files can be opened in Google Earth. It seems a long way around but it is worth it. It is assumed that you have installed both a file viewer & Google Earth beforehand. If not they are all available via the App Store and the Android Play Store.

 

 

 

Circuit of Ireland – Volunteers Still Needed

COI-2015-Web-LogoThe Circuit of Ireland roller-coaster has been gathering pace over the past few months, but with only a week to go, the next round of the prestigious European Rally Championship is still on the lookout for some volunteers to help out at locations off the stages. Control’s and Re-groups, Re-Fueling zones and the like are still an important part of the rally, and offer a rare chance to get up close and personal with the stars and their cars. Below are some the locations and opportunities still available, so don’t delay if you want to get invloved.

Circuit of Ireland 2015

Thursday 2nd April
Qulifying Parc Ferme in. Titanic Belfast set up 12.30hrs
Ceremonial start Belfast City Hall set up 14.00hrs – 21.00hrs
Start pre hold Service Out Titanic set up 15.10hrs – 17.45hrs

Friday 3rd April
Start Downpatrick set up 09.00hrs – 12.45hrs
Refuel Montalto Est set up 10.30hrs – 14.30hrs
Regroup Downpatrick set up 13.30hrs – 17.45hrs Refuel/regroup Montalto Est set up 15.15hrs – 19.45hrs
Parc Ferme in Titanic Belfast set up 18.30hrs – 22.00hrs

Saturday 4th April
Parc Ferme out Titanic Belfast set up 06.30hrs – 10.00hrs
Regroup Hillsborough set up 10.15hrs – 14.45hrs
Regroup Banbridge set up 14.45hrs – 19.15hrs
Parc Ferme in Finish Titanic Belfast set up 17.00hrs – 22.00hrs

 

So, if you want to give it a go, simply call the Circuit of Ireland Volunteer hotline 07956 612235 or email marshals@circuitofireland.net where a friendly member of our team can answer all your queries

Moonraker Forestry – Sample Video

The Moonraker Forestry Rally is next up on the Valvoline Irish Forestry Championship as the Irish gravel championship moves south the Ballyvourney area of Co Cork. We made the Patterson Pacenotes this week and it is a pleasure to confirm just how good the stages are for the 2015 rally. Two of the shorter stages have been used in the past and are in great condition while of the two longer stages, one is brand new and the other had been used quite a few year’s ago are both just outstanding . Below is a short sample video to illustrate the quality of the stages.

As Easter is looming ever closer, we are aware that posting can be a problem. Therefore, we will be sending out the Moonraker notes on the following days only: Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 8th April. Unfortunately, we cannot despatch on any of the day’s over the Easter break as it maybe Christmas before your notes turn up (only joking!) but we have found it is not worth the risk. We will be about on the Circuit of Ireland providing our RallyNews service if you want to pick your notes up then.

Ordering can be done either online at www.RallyNews.net or by telephone UK 028 90 844111 or ROI 048 90 844111 Office hours 9.00am to 4.30pm closed 1.00 to 2.00.

Patterson Pacenotes are the current Irish Tarmac (TROA), Triton Irish National and Valvoline Fotestry Champions and are dedicated to guiding you on the right road.

McGrady Insurance Bishopscourt Stages

Round 2 of the McGrady Insurance NI Rally Championship : Bishopscourt Sat 14th March.

The Patterson Pacenotes where made on Monday the 9th March. This year the race circuit based event has quite a few changes compared to the 2014 event, though on paper it looks similar. If you haven’t ordered notes yet, please get in touch by phone (028 90 844111) or by email and we will have your notes ready for you at signing on Saturday morning. Don’t be disappointed when there are none left!

Here are the Stage traces we prepared when we made the notes. Feel free to download them if you think they may be useful.

Bishopscourt Plots PDF Based.indd

Michael will be at the circuit from 7.00am on Saturday morning. Good luck.