With the Joule Donegal International Rally fast approaching excitement is ramping up. This Friday sees the launch in the Aura Leisure Complex in Letterkenny. Eamon McGee and his team look forward to welcoming you all to hear all the latest news, information and no doubt some famous Donegal Banter.

If you can’t make it to the Aura, never fear as in association with Donegal Sports Hub all will be live streamed on the night and the team will also be there for the whole weekend as Chris McNulty explains;

“Donegal Sport Hub will stream coverage of the 2016 Joule Donegal International Rally on their website, www.donegalsporthub.com Links viawww.donegalrally.ie for the streams and podcast will also be available on the weekend of the event.  Rally fans at home and abroad can keep up to date with all the action, with uninterrupted coverage on each of the three days of the event. The Donegal Sport Hub team will be live at the end of each of the stages and in the service area with the latest breaking news and stage times. Via www.donegalsporthub.com and www.donegalrally.ie rally enthusiasts will be able to hear the views from the competitors throughout the event with stage soundbites and service interviews. The audio streaming service will run throughout the three days as the event is progressing and the various bulletins will be accessible afterwards to download in podcast format. Donegal Sport Hub will also stream some interviews and the start and finish ramps via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/donegalsporthub Donegal Sport Hub’s coverage of the 2016 Joule Donegal International Rally will be spearheaded by Charlie Collins, who will anchor the rolling news from a base at Full Tilt Studios in Letterkenny. Charlie is well known in the motorsport fraternity having covered the Donegal International Rally as a broadcaster for 20 years. The field reporting will be led by Chris McNulty, who has covered rallying in Donegal for the last 11 years.  The complete Donegal Sport Hub team for the 2016 Joule Donegal International Rally will be confirmed shortly.”

Don’t forget after the launch the marshals appreciation night in Sister Saras, this will be a rally themed night and with brilliant giveaways throughout the night.

Further Exciting News

A new feature this year is the inclusion of the ultimate Ford Escort MKII prize! Beatsons Building Supplies, Den Motorsport, Donald Brown, Calum Duffy and James MacGillivray in association with the Mull Rally are offering the leading Irish crewed Escort MKII the opportunity to compete in the Mull Rally in October.  Ross Marshall, Director of Beatsons Building Supplies said “when we wanted to attract the fastest Escort MKII crews to come to Mull, Ireland was the only destination to be considered and Donegal always attracts the cream of the crop”. Ross went on to say” The Mull Rally like Donegal, once you compete you get the bug and need to return year after year”. He looks forward to welcoming to the winner and other Irish crews to Mull.  Mull Rally Clerk of the Course Andy Jardine explains “Mull has provided a unique tarmac challenge for the last 46 years and this initiative between the organisers of the Donegal Rally, Beatson’s Building Supplies and others will mean that the

 

challenge of the island can be introduced across to the other side of the Irish Sea.  The Escort has won the rally more times than any other car so to have this going to the quickest Irish Escort pilot in Donegal is very fitting.  We look forward to welcoming the winning crew to the island in October.”  Eamon McGee Clerk of the Course for the Joule Donegal International Rally said “our rally always attracts a strong Escort entry and this added dimension will certainly give the crews something to focus on. We are delighted to have struck up this relationship with the Mull Rally”.

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