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Rally Ireland 2007 update 2006-09-26

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR RALLY IRELAND! Arena Concept Rally Ireland has announced ambitious plans to introduce a Super Special Stage to its premier WRC round next November. Organisers have released concept drawings of a track layout ...

SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR RALLY IRELAND!

Arena Concept
Rally Ireland has announced ambitious plans to introduce a Super Special Stage to its premier WRC round next November.

Organisers have released concept drawings of a track layout they're planning to custom build which will see here two competing cars set off on two parallel tracks and race head to head.

Rally Ireland's Super Special Stage will kick off and conclude three days of action that will see the cream of the world's rallying talent compete against top Irish drivers.

RALLY IRELAND ANNOUNCES TOM WALSH AS CLERK OF THE COURSE

Rally Ireland has today announced the appointment of the Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the Course for its inaugural WRC Round in November next year.

Tom Walsh, best known in Irish rallying as Billy Coleman's former team manager, is to take on the mantle of Clerk of the Course, whilst Belfast-born Fred Gallagher will be Deputy Clerk of the Course.

Walsh has been a familiar name in Irish Rallying since the mid-1970s, not only in his role as Coleman's team manager at the peak of his success, but also for his work as co-ordinator for numerous international teams and his chairmanship of the Tarmac Rally Organisers' Association.

GETTING READY FOR FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

Rally Ireland has announced three additions to its key management team in preparation for hosting the FIA World Rally Championship next year.

Former Clerk of the Course at Rally Finland, Kai Tarkiainen, joins the Rally Ireland team as Sporting Director with responsibility for overseeing all of the sporting elements of the event.

With a wealth of WRC team management experience, Alain Penasse comes on board as Quality Assurance Manager, whilst a veteran of the Irish Rallying fraternity, Noel Clarke makes up the trio to handle Spectator and Safety Management.

RALLY IRELAND COMPLIMENTS ORGANISERS OF RYDER CUP

The management of Irelands' next major global sporting event, Rally Ireland, have complimented the organisers of golf's Ryder Cup.

Rally Ireland had a number of officials attending the Ryder Cup to study a range of areas including traffic management, hospitality, helicopter services, security and media relations. A spokesman said: "the level of organisation was of the highest standard and we have learned many valuable lessons for our November 2007 event."

The Ryder Cup was hosted by Ireland last weekend for the first time, and saw the European team beat the Americans to retain the cup.

Keep an eye on the website for all our latest news. We look forward to seeing you at Rally Ireland WRC in November 2007.

-credit: Rally Ireland WRC Team

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