Top Part West Coast Rally Championship launch announced
Organisers of the popular Top Part West Coast Rally Championship will launch this year’s series with a special event at the Woodstock Hotel in Ennis, County Clare on January 25.
The championship has been sponsored by Tralee-based firm Top Part Motor Factors since its inception in 1993 – the sponsorship arrangement is the longest serving continuous deal in Irish motorsport.
Details of the 2020 championship will be revealed at the launch which is timed to coincide with the annual awards presentation which will take place at the same venue later the same night (more news in a few days on all the Kerry award winners from the 2019 Top Part Championship)
This year’s series will open with the Birr Rally on February 24 and will feature two rounds in Kerry, the April 5 Circuit of Kerry and the legendary Kerry Winter Rally, an event making a return after a two-year absence from the Irish Motorsport calendar.
Other events include the Circuit of Munster (May 31), The Sligo Rally (July 12), The Galway Summer Rally (August 30) and The Clare Rally (September 13)
Saturday week’s launch will start with a photoshoot at 330pm and will followed by a press conference where details of the 2020 season will be announced.
“[There will be] some new additions for 2020,” said Richard Talbot who is the Kerry Motor Club representative on the organising committee.