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Rally Ireland newsletter 2007-11-12

All systems go for World Rally Championship Rally Ireland, the Irish round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), kicks off a week of action today with a Shakedown stage in County Donegal. Competitors from the Production Car World ...

All systems go for World Rally Championship

Rally Ireland, the Irish round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), kicks off a week of action today with a Shakedown stage in County Donegal.

Competitors from the Production Car World Championship will test their vehicles at the beautiful Harvey's Point, just outside of Donegal town. The shakedown is designed to give competitors a chance to test their cars under rally conditions, with closed roads, safety marshals and timing systems in place. It allows competitors to test engine and suspension settings, as well as tyre choices and essentially get a feel for the Irish tarmac, which is brand new to the Championship.

Whilst the competitive action commences with a Super Special Stage in Stormont on Thursday 15th November, the roads of the north-west will see lots of action as competitors undertake reconnaissance or "recce" to make their pace-notes and prepare for three days of challenging stages over the course of the event.

The Production WRC is one of two support Championships in WRC, along with the Junior Rally Championship, and it encompasses road cars whose only modifications are for safety reasons. Fermanagh's Niall McShea took the P-WRC World Champion title in 2003, and will be competing in Rally Ireland.

-credit: rallyireland.org

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Series WRC
Drivers Niall McShea