Calling all motor enthusiasts! The lights are on once again as Antrim gets set to welcome back the Todds Leap Ulster Rally, incorporating round five of the MSA British Rally Championship.
The two day event will kick off from Junction One International Shopping Outlet on Friday 17th August, when the competitors will take on some of the trickiest stages the island has to offer before returning to Junction One on Saturday afternoon for a champagne finish.
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Paul Michael comments, “We are delighted that the Ulster Rally is returning to Antrim again this summer. This is a fantastic event for our Borough, with last year’s rally attracting over 20,000 people and generating £1million to the local economy. Antrim Borough Council is proud to support this prestigious event and look forward to welcoming competitors and spectators from across the world as we showcase the excellent facilities and services that are available on our doorstep.”
Lewis Boyd, Clerk of the Course for the 2012 Todds Leap Ulster Rally said, “It’s great to be back in Antrim again this year with a course that is sure to challenge both old hands and newcomers to the race. We are grateful to both Antrim Borough Council and Junction One for the use of their fantastic facilities during the rally.”
The Ulster Rally (incorporating Rally NI) is the only event to be part of both the British Rally Championship and the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. It also includes a Historic rally which is a round of the popular British Historic Rally championship and the Irish Tarmac Historic series.
Valerie McLernon from Junction One and Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Paul Michael, with Ulster Rally's Lewis Boyd
For further information on the event: www.ulsterrally.com