Baby Blue to enter Killarney Forestry?– “Never say never” says Kelly.

Frank Kelly and his famous Ford Escort ‘Baby Blue’ could be coming to Killarney in February.

While nothing is confirmed yet, the Tyrone legend has revealed to Kerry Motor Sport News that he won’t rule out the February 20 event either.

The Killarney event – the opening round of the 2022 Irish Forestry Championship – got the green light just before the Christmas break.

Killarney and District Motor Club will have a busy start to the new year with the event less than six weeks away. The club behind the Rally of the Lakes and the Killarney Historic Rally previously ran gravel events between 2002 and 2007.

Kelly, and Baby Blue, last tackled the Killarney forestry event in 2006 and 2007.

On Wednesday this week, he was back on Munster Gravel for the first time since 2018 when he entered Cork Motor Club’s Boggeragh Rallysprint where he and his co-driving daughter Lauren won the two-wheel-drive category.

When asked if he would consider entering Killarney in February he said: “I would never say never. I did that event in 2006 and 2007 and remember big, fast-flowing stages and really enjoyed them.”

The KDMC event comes just six days before the Five Mile Town Rally, the first gravel rally of the year in Northern Ireland and Killarney is an ideal opportunity for a high-speed shakedown.


 

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