17 February 2018
By Mary Bermingham
The 40th running of the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally will take place
on 17th & 18th March 2018 with Greg McCarthy as Clerk of the Course for a
fourth year. The Headquarters is the Quality Hotel as usual and for the first
time the rally will be the opening round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The event will also be the first round of the FIA Celtic Trophy and the PlasticBags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship.
The format for the rally will be eight stages on the Saturday and six stages on
the Sunday, with all stages to be run in daylight. There has been a lot of interest
in the event and Donagh Kelly who has won the rally an unprecedented four
times in a row has signalled his intention to go for a fifth consecutive title. A lot
of enquiries have been received from overseas competitors also and this brings
an atmosphere unique to Clonakilty on St Patrick’s weekend each year.
Regulations are now available to download from both www.westcorkrally.com