06 Feb KMC navigator set for Irish Tarmac Championship
Best of luck to KMC member Sean Hegarty who will be navigating Limerick’s Keith Lyons in their new Ford Fiesta R5 for the 2018 season.
**** BREAKING NEWS ****
LYONS OF LIMERICK MOTORSPORT TO MOVE UP A GEAR IN 2018.
LIMERICK: 7th February 2018: Lyons of Limerick Motorsport will compete in the 2018 Dance To Tipperary Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, starting with the West Cork Rally in March.
The Lyons of Limerick Motorsport Team campaigned a Ford Fiesta R2T for the last 2 seasons, culminating with victory in the Group N/R Class in the 2017 West Coast Championship. For 2018 the team plan to upgrade to a M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5.
It has been many years since a 4wd 300bhp rally car graced the halls of the Limerick motor Dealer, however this time it will be Keith Lyons taking over the reins from his illustrious father Ken Lyons.
Driver Keith Lyons said. “I witnessed my father compete from an early age, so the dice was cast many years ago. I am under no illusions; this year will be a very steep learning curve . Stepping from a Ford Fiesta R2T into a R5 Fiesta will be a great challenge, for both the team and me. However, I am relishing the opportunity to compete in what really has been my life’s dream.”
Dance to Tipperary Irish Tarmac Rally Championship consists of 6 rounds:
West Cork Rally – 17-18 Mar 18
UAC Easter Stages Rally – 6-7 Apr 18
Killarney International Rally of Lakes – 5-6 May 18
Donegal International Rally – 15-17 Jun 18
Ulster Rally – 17-18 Aug 18
Cork 20 International Rally – 29-30 Sep 18
The team plan to compete in all rounds of the Championship but 4 of the 6 rounds will be completely new to the team, adding to this huge challenge.