Rose Hotel Circuit of Kerry attracts interesting entries in first 24 hours


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Press Release 5:  February 28th

In the first 24 hours of entries opening for the Rose Hotel Circuit of Kerry Rally, organiser Kerry Motor Club has received some very interesting crews from at home and abroad.

The Circuit of Kerry, set for April 8th, has always had strong support from UK visitors and this year is proving no different.

Welsh driver Tomas Davies has entered in his beautifully prepared BMW M3 and while he is no stranger the Kingdom, having contested the Rally of the Lakes and the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally in the past, this is his first attempt at the Tralee-based rally.

Scottish man Lee Hasting is also making his first visit to Kerry in his Subaru Impreza but it won’t be his first Irish outing as he has been seen on relatively local rallies likes the Circuit of Munster in the past.

Limerick driver Keith Lyons and his local co-driver Sean Hegarty have a hectic weekend ahead of themselves.  The Ford Fiesta R5 crew have entered the Easter Stages in County Antrim which runs on the Friday and Saturday before the Circuit of Kerry. Once they finish the event they face the long overnight haul from the top of the country to the bottom of the country to contest Hegarty’s home rally.

Local crew Tom Relihan and Maurice McElligott, the top Kerry Motor Club team in last November’s Kerry Winter Rally were one of the first to commit to the Circuit of Kerry in their Ford Escort MK1.

Other local entries include Denis Hickey from Glenflesk in his first outing in a 2.4 Escort, Eddie Kennelly from Lisselton in his 1600cc Escort and David Griffin from Keel in a Toyota Corolla, who will all be in contention for the newly announced Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship.

The Circuit of Kerry can be entered via :