West Cork rally entries open today (Thursday) at 6pm

By Kevin O’Driscoll

Cork Motor Club are delighted to announce that entries will open at 6pm this evening (Thursday 9th February) for the 43rd running of the Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally which take place on 18th & 19th March.

This iconic event always attracts a large and diverse entry on St. Patricks weekend, and this year promise to be no different. The rally will be a round of the following championships; 

· Samdec Security ITRC International Championship (Round 2) 

· McEvoy Motorsport ITRC Modified Championship (Round 2) 

· Synergy Motorsports ITRC Historic Championship (Round 3) 

· Paul Browne Plant Hire ITRC Junior Championship (Round 2) 

· IPS Packaging Southern 4 Rally Championship (Round 1) Steve Davis continues as Clerk of the Course for the 2023 ably assisted by a strong and experienced team. The Headquarters is the Clonakilty Park Hotel who are also title sponsors for the event.

Associate Sponsors are Clonakilty Blackpudding, Calor Gas and Keohane Readymix while the service area will be centralised in Darrara Agricultural College.

The rally follows a familiar format which has been very successful over the years, a total of fourteen stages over two days with almost 240km of closed roads and low road mileage.

The Historic Rally will begin on Stage 5, giving the Historic competitors the opportunity to start on one of the events signature stages, Ring. The Junior Rally will consist of all of Sundays six stages.

The rally launch will take place on Sunday 12th February at the Clonakilty Park Cinema at 3pm and all are welcome to attend. The link for prospective competitors to enter the event can be found at

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