Aug 07, 2018
The submission of entries phase of the 2018 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally is now closed and seeding of the entries is now complete.
Event Director, Robert Harkness explains; “Seeding is a complicated process that decides the running order of the competitors in the event. It is a key part of the event both for the competitors but also for the running of the event itself. It must not only reflect the pace of each competitor but also consider their current position in the major championships and respect the requirements of teams running two or more cars..”
Robert continues; “There are five high speed special stages on closed for the event public roads on Friday 17 August and six more on Saturday 18 August. This is the core of the competition and why seeding is so important.”
The John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally is the only rally in these islands that represents the FIA European Celtic Rally Trophy, the British Rally Championship and the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The entries reflect this influence as competitors pursue their own targets.
The FIA Celtic Trophy is currently led by Josh Moffett and Andy Hayes from Monaghan / Dublin and they have entered in their Ford Fiesta R5 where they will defend their one point lead from Josh’s brother Sam Moffett and Karl Atkinson also from Monaghan in their Ford Fiesta R5. The same crews only this time Sam is at the top of the leader board in the Irish Championship with again a one point lead from brother Josh so its all to play for to take the Irish title.
The competition is of coursed spiced up by the only head to head of the year between the Irish Championship and the British Rally Championship.
The British Rally Championship is currently led by Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod from North Wales in their Ford Fiesta R5 who are only twenty points ahead of last years winners Keith Cronin and Mike Galvin from West Cork / Killarney this time in the latest Hyundai i20 R5 from Hyundai Motorsport. But there are twenty five points for a win.
With over ten of the UK and Ireland’s top R5 drivers, there are also entries from other front runners such as Desi Henry in his Skoda Fabia R5, Jonny Greer in a Ford Fiesta R5, David Bogie in his Skoda Fabia R5 and Marty McCormick in another Skoda. It goes on and on.
The Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council supported two-day rally is centred in Antrim and the drivers will speed off from the Antrim Castle Gardens and will stop at major controls in Ballyclare on Friday and Randalstown on Saturday.
Top Ten Entries
The full seeded entry list will be available from the Competitor section of our website at the start of the event week.
A FREE to download Spectator Guide with all the information you need will be available from the Spectator section of our website at the start of the event week.
For latest news and updates on the events, check out the website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ulsterrally
Jul 31, 2021 Comments Off on McErlean “fully focused” on upcoming World Rally Championship outing
Jul 31, 2021 Comments Off on Netflix to feature specials on Michael Schumacher, John DeLorean & Car Masters: Rust to Riches
Jul 31, 2021 Comments Off on 5 podium run takes Michael Sweeney to Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship lead
Jul 31, 2021 Comments Off on Extreme E to race in Sardinia, Italy
Comments Off on McErlean “fully focused” on upcoming World Rally Championship outing
Comments Off on Netflix to feature specials on Michael Schumacher, John DeLorean & Car Masters: Rust to Riches
Comments Off on 5 podium run takes Michael Sweeney to Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship lead
Comments Off on Extreme E to race in Sardinia, Italy
Apr 16, 2021TweetThis instalment in Evro’s decade-by-decade series...
Mar 08, 2021TweetTo celebrate International Women’s Day, Alfa Romeo...
Feb 26, 2021TweetHRC are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of...
Feb 07, 2021Tweet*Mid-Atlantic archipelago spectacular hosts new season...
Jan 15, 2021TweetThe Lola Cars Brand, Trademarks, Extensive Technical...
Jul 31, 2021TweetExtreme E, the new electric off-road motorracing series, can today reveal it has reached an agreement in principle with Sardinian officials to host the fourth event of its opening season, the...
Jul 31, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Jul 23, 2021