Monthly Archives: November 2015

Eugene Donnelly Joins the RPM Tarmac Titans

Donnelly DVD CoverThe five times Irish Tarmac Champion and winner of 18 Tarmac Championship rounds Eugene Donnelly, is the latest driver to be featured in RPM’s renowned Tarmac Titan DVD series.

Eugene joins Billy Coleman, Jimmy MacRae, Austin MacHale, Bertie Fisher, Frank Meagher, Kenny McKinstry and Andrew Nesbitt on the prestigious list of rally stars that have dominated the Irish stages during recent decades.

The four-hour DVD charts The Genie’s career from his beginning in Mark II Escorts, through his development years in the Gartrac G3 Escort, the crazy days when he competed in as many as 33 events in one season, and on to his time at the top of the game in WRC machinery.

The Donnelly Motorsport Team were considered by many to be the underdogs in Ireland’s premier rally championship, but helped by Derek McGeehan’s engineering genius and the support of his family. Eugene became a multiple winner.

Elder brother Charlie Donnelly, co-drivers Paul Nagle, Paul Kiely and Paddy Toner; engineers Derek McGeehan, Stan Harper and competitors Andrew Nesbitt, Tim McNulty and Eugene’s close friend Glenn Allen all help to tell Eugene’s amazing story.

Its a story that as well as taking you right into the action of this adrenalin educing sport, also takes you behind the scenes with frank previously unaired disclosures.

It is a high-speed story of great victories and great escapes. Of family triumphs and tragedies, and of some considerable controversy at times.

TARMAC TITAN – Eugene Donnelly can be ordered now on www.rpm-motorsport.com for £14.99p + P&P. Deliveries commence 1st. December 2015

For further information contact: Alan Tyndall 02892 689258 or 07887 827150 alan@rpm-motorsport.com

Grizedale Stages – Google Earth Files

This weekend the Grizedale Stages offers competitors and spectators alike, one of the last chances to get into some classic rally territory before the end of the year. The Lake district offers up some of the best stages in the UK and with the event being oversubscribed, it really is proving it’s popularity. Below is a short Google Earth video of the Jemba Stage Traces while the Google Earth can be download also. Good luck to everyone involved in the rally tomorrow and stay safe.

 

Download – Grizedale GE Files

 

Please Note. 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.

Wales Rally GB – Bulletin No 1

Wales Rally GB – Bulletin No 1

Further to the above bulletin issued on Friday November 6th, please find some small changes to the Patterson Safety Notes:

Road Book Changes :
SS 2-5 Sweet Lamb – A revised start location. The notes have already taken this into account. No further action needed.

SS 3-6 Myherin – The route will pass through gateways and not the adjacent cattle grids. The notes have already taken this into account. No further action needed.

SS 12-15 Aberhirnant. A new chicane has been added at 1.44 Miles/2.32 Kms at the layby. Below is a short video showing the section of the stage where the chicane will be placed.

Below is a PDF of the ammendment to the notes for the above. Each PDF includes all the note systems. Please download and use the relevant page accordingly.

PDF Wales Rally GB National Chicane

 

 

PDFWales Rally GB WRC Chicane

 

 

 

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