27/07/2016

Circuit Of Ireland Rally Will Not Take Place Next Year

The Circuit of Ireland rally will not be taking place next year due to "funding uncertainty".

Event Director, Bobby Willis, said the decision was the most difficult one he has ever had to make.
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He said: "The decision not to run the Rally next year has been the most difficult one I have ever had to make and will be extremely disappointing for a wide range of people including the hundreds of volunteers who have contributed so much. The Circuit of Ireland Rally has reached a level of success unimaginable only a few years ago, attracting an enviable international entry list and with opportunities for even more growth within our grasp. For those reasons it is vital that the 'Circuit of Ireland' brand is protected for future generations. Whilst other options for a small, local rally may be considered for next year, my plan is to take the time to work closely with our partners to secure the necessary resources and plan for the Circuit of Ireland Rally to return in 2018 with an even better event."

(CD)

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