Sunday April 6th – 2014

Press Release One

Kerry Motor Club has released preliminary details of its Carlton Hotel Group Circuit of Kerry Rally which will run on April 6th.
The Tralee based event will be a counting round of the Dunlop Irish National Rally Championship and The Top Part West Coast Championship.

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Headquarters for the longest running rally in County Kerry will once again be the Carlton Hotel in the town and will feature around 160km of competitive action over classic North Kerry Stages.

Newly appointed Clerk of the Course Jonathan O’Shea and his team, recently, carried out an initial route survey in the Castleisland area and received a very positive response from local residents, many who are keen to see the rally return to their area after a break of a few years.

Mr O’Shea: “We cannot run these events without the good will of the residents who allow us the close roads for the day. I cannot thank them enough. We have chosen a route that will be a challenge to drivers, yet at the same time keeping local disruption to a minimum. I am looking forward to welcoming the national championship contenders back to Tralee after our opt-out year last season and promise them , and our regular drivers, the traditional Kerry Motor Club welcome.”

Kerry Motor Club has submitted its safety plans, event regulations and road closing requests to various statutory bodies and Motorsport Ireland and is awaiting approval from these bodies before full details of the route will be revealed. It is expected that the rally will run over 160kms of closed roads, on three different special stages that will be each repeated three times.