New Chair and Deputy at Rally Ireland
Jordan and Ringland to oversee World Rally Championship Event
Jordan Grand Prix founder Eddie Jordan and former rugby international Trevor Ringland have been appointed as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rally Ireland, the Irish round of the World Rally Championships which will take place in November this year.
Dublin-born Jordan started his career as a driver in karting and Formula 3 prior to setting up Jordan Formula 1 in the early 1990's where he scored some considerable success, including giving Michael Schumacher his first Formula 1 outing.
"This is a huge sporting opportunity for Ireland," said Jordan. "We have a wealth of talent in motorsport , both as competitors and organisers, and being part of WRC will allow us to develop that talent for the future.
"Rally Ireland also gives us the opportunity to take a fresh approach to the planning and delivery of World Championship events and I believe the plans and strategies we are putting into place are creative, innovative and will become models of good practice within motorsport and beyond," he concluded.
Former International winger Trevor Ringland has 34 caps for Ireland and was a member of the Triple Crown winning side of 1985 and a Lions player. He is now a solicitor practising in Belfast. He is also Chairman of the "One Small Step" campaign, whose objective is to encourage individuals and organisations to build a shared inclusive society.
Ringland said: "Given the global exposure Rally Ireland will receive in over 200 countries, and the contribution of 46 million/30 million (pound) it is set to make to the economy here, this is a fabulous opportunity to showcase not only our sporting talent, but our capacity for co-operation and our ability to deliver as one of the best in the world."
The other members of the Rally Ireland Management Board are co-founders Sean O'Connor and Ronan Morgan and Chief Executive Officer David Marren. The four-day event will run from 15th -- 18th November and will be based mainly in the north-west.
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