After the devastating storms that swept across the North West of Ireland on Tuesday 22nd August, Magherafelt and District Motor Club issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of this Friday night’s Sunset Stages.
“RAINFALL DROWNS SUNSET!
As many of you will be aware parts of the North of Ireland were badly affected by torrential rain last night (23rd). This evening, upon inspection of our Stages for the Sunset Rally, due to the devastation caused, we are left with no choice but to cancel the event. This decision was not taken lightly, however, the Stages are impassable. We apologise unreservedly to our sponsors and competitors, and we thank everyone who was involved in the months of preparation for this event, and all those who volunteered their services on the night. We had great interest and support for the Sunset and our entry list was growing by the day; so we are extremely disappointed that we have had to take this decision.
Yours in rallying,
Magherafelt and District Motor Club.