How many BMW E30 M3s can you fit into one rally- a lot in the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally

How many BMW E30 M3s can you fit into one rally.


The BMW E30 MR is one of the most iconic rally cars ever.


Local rally fans will recall the epic battles between Bertie Fisher and Austin MacHale on the old winter Rally of the Lakes.


We can’t forget the two appearances made by the Russian brothers Nikolay and Igor Bolshikh.

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This weekend’s Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally will be a trip down memory lane for many.
There are at least seven versions of the iconic Bavarian racer entered in the rally.
Leading the fray is the Donegal crew, Donagh Kelly and Rory Kennedy.


Tomas and Eurig Davies, from Wales, bring the same car Ian Davies drove in the recent Kerry Winter Rally.


Gareth Lloyd and David Byrne start at 22, one place ahead of the XtraVision replica of Ray Cunnigham and Jared Gill.


Racer Michael Cullen and his co-driver Sean Hasset have another brand new E30 at their disposal from the same Mats Van Den Brand stable that provided Craig Breen and PAUL Nagle with their event-wining steed last year.


US-based Briton and his Galway co-driver have entered in another version, however, we are hearing suggestions that may turn up in a Ford Escort Mk2 instead – wait and see!


Local man Kevin O’Donoghue and his Donegal co-driver Kyle McBride are competing in the modified class in another BMW M3.


They will be joined in this class by Barraduff’s Shane Doyle and William Kelliher.


Cork man Aidan Long has been burning the midnight oil preparing his new rebuild, especially for the rally… it should look like this on Friday….


 
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