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Support pours in for Rally Ireland's bid

Eddie Jordan supports Ireland's World Rally Championship Bid Eddie Jordan, founder of the Jordan Formula 1 team has come out in support of Rally Ireland's bid for a place in the World Rally Championship. The former racing driver competed in...

Eddie Jordan supports Ireland's World Rally Championship Bid

Eddie Jordan, founder of the Jordan Formula 1 team has come out in support of Rally Ireland's bid for a place in the World Rally Championship. The former racing driver competed in several Irish rallies in the earlier stages of his career.

"It would be some achievement to put Ireland on the world motorsport stage. It would be a huge win if the Rally Ireland team manage to land it, and I will give them any support I can," said Jordan

The charismatic Dubliner is in an excellent position to be able to comment on what it takes for an Irish outfit to take on the best in the world.

Commenting on Jordan's support, Rally Ireland manager John Bristow said: "This means a lot to our team as Eddie is a great role model for everybody in Irish motorsport and for the team at Rally Ireland."

Jordan joins a list of names of the elite from the world of motorsport who have backed the Irish bid. Current World Championship leader Marcus Gronholm (Finland), former world champion Colin McRae (GB), three times world co-driver champion Juha Piironen (Finland) and former Formula one driver Eddie Irvine have all made public statements supporting the North- South bid to secure a slot in the 16 round world championship series which has an annual TV audience of over 800 million viewers.

Rally Ireland 2006 takes place in the north-west this coming weekend from March 10th-12th. The event is Ireland's most ambitious North-South sporting initiative and is funded by Failte Ireland and the Northern Ireland Events Company (NIEC). The host city is Sligo with the service park based at Enniskillen Airport. The 268 km event will take place in five counties in the North West of Ireland: - Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Sligo and Tyrone.

-rallyireland.org

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Series WRC
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Eddie Jordan , Colin McRae