Circuit of Ireland Rally facts and figures 2014

Circuit of Ireland Rally facts and figures 2014

11.04.2014: FIVE FACTS *When it comes to being successful on the Circuit, Jimmy McRae is the man at the


*When it comes to being successful on the Circuit, Jimmy McRae is the man at the top of the all-time list of winners with seven victories to his name. He’ll be making a guest appearance this year as a course car driver and will present the Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Trophy.

*The ERC is one big, happy family. Brothers Josh and Sam Moffett are both contenders for a top-10 finish on the Circuit of Ireland, while ERC Junior newcomer Stephen Wright is co-driven by his sister Susanne.

*Circuit of Ireland base Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, can boast a number of exports from the Titanic ocean liner – built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city’s docks – to the DeLorean sportscar, which was manufactured in Dunmurry.

*This year marks the 83rd anniversary of what would become the Circuit of Ireland in 1936. It was known as the Ulster Motor Rally when it first ran in 1931.

*The Circuit of Ireland has hosted the ERC before. In 1991, the year of Colin McRae’s victory, the Circuit was a coefficient 5 event under the old classification system.

EVENT ESSENTIALS (all timings local)

Starts: 19:00hrs, Thursday 17 April, Belfast City Hall
Finishes: 17:30hrs, Saturday 19 April, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Headquarters: Titanic House, 6 Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT

Service park: Titanic Quarter, Belfast
ERC appearances: None since restructuring of the ERC in 2004
Stages: 18
Stage distance: 230.62 kilometres (113.48 kilometres leg one, 117.14 kilometres leg two)

Liaison: 481.96 kilometres
Total: 712.58 kilometres
Surface: Asphalt

Richard Rodgers, FIA ERC photos


11.04.2014 / MaP

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