Moonraker Forestry 2016 – Sample Video

It was a big step to move the Moonraker Forestry Rally from East Cork to it’s new base at the Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney a little while ago. Now in it’s third year in the Cork-Kerry border area, the Munster Car Club event has once again come up trumps with a cracking route using some great stages. One adavantage of being able to use the upgraded wind farm roads is their quality. This year’s rally does not dissapoint. Fast and smooth roads, techinical up and downhill sections, great scenery and a compact route all make the Moonraker one of the best forestry rallies in Ireland.

Below is a small sample video just to give a taster of the event.

We will be posting notes and DVD’s from Tuesday 5th April up to Thursday 7th with no post on Friday 8th due to the Circuit of Ireland. Posting will resume on Monday 11th April.

Order online at www.rallynews.net or Telephone: ROI 048 90844111 or UK 028 90844111

Circuit of Ireland 2016 – SS 3 Amended Chicane Loc 15

COI logo 85 years 2016- Green-finalCircuit of Ireland 2016 – SS 3 Amended Chicane Loc 15

Please be aware that the chicane at location 15 on SS3 has moved approximately 100 yards further back than indicated on the safety notes. It is now on the uphill section before the crest and the left hand bend (the original notes have the chicane after the corner).

The amendment applies to Page 41 (17 of 26) on the first 2 lines. Below are amended notes for all the systems in PDF format.

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – 1-9 Direction 1st

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – 1-9 Numbers 1st

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – Numbers 1-6

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – Direction 1st

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – Finlay

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – 6 F-No’s 1st

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – Descriptive

Page 41 from Circuit of Ireland 2016 – 6 F-Directions 1st

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

 

 

 

Patterson Pacenotes

Mayo Forestry Mini Stages 2015 – Sample Video

The Mayo Forestry Mini Stages is the latest addition to the Valvoline Forestry Championship. For most people this will be a brand-new event, having previously run back about 16 year’s ago. Mayo Motor Club have chosen two new stages to make up this year’s rally and although small parts had previously ran on the old rally, the route is essentially new. The club has put a lot of work into grading the roads and they should hold up well. They are fundamentally fast stages, with a few chicanes just to keep the speeds in check. We think the sample video below gives a good basic idea of the stages. The rally is based in the pretty village of Ballycastle, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. If you need a nice cuppa, try Mary’s Cottage Kitchen a great spot for a little light refreshment.

Mary's Cottage Kitchen

Mary’s Cottage Kitchen. A great spot for some refreshment in the village of Ballycastle, Co Mayo. The service area will be based in the village.

We are despatching the first batch of Safety Notes & DVD’s on Thursday October 7th and will be posting up until Wednesday 14th. Orders can be placed by telephone (+44) 028 90 844111 or online at www.rallynews.net

Trackrod & Bushwhacker – Google Earth Files

BushwhackerThis weekend we have two major events taking place on Saturday 26th September. In Yorkshire, we have the Trackrod Rally, a round of the BHRC and the ever popular BTRDA championship. In Northern Ireland, it is the Omagh based Bushwhacker rally, a firm favourite within the NI Rally Championship. Interestingly, both events have a full entry. Below we have the Jemba Google Earth Speed files for both rallies for download. Hopefully these will be of help, and if you are out on the rallies, stay safe and obey the Marshall’s instructions.

 

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Download – Trackrod GE Files

Download – Bushwhacker 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.

Cork Forestry Sample Video

Once again the Jim Walsh Forestry Rally, this year sponsored by Crafted Fitted Furniture, is utilising some brilliantly smooth fast stages. C of C Brian O’Connell is keeping the entries open to the last minute. The charismatic Bones O’Connor is travelling back from Australia and is going to help with the rally. Further top entries now include former Valvoline Forestry Champion Mick O’Brien in his Focus WRC.

Cork Motor Club Website – Online entries still available. Click here

Imokilly Mini Stages – Google Earth Files

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Download Imokilly Files – Imokilly 2015 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.

Tyrone Stages – Google Earth Files

Date – Sat 25th July 2015 – Start – Glenavnon House Hotel, Cookstown. First Car Away 11.00am.

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Download – Tyrone Stages 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.