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Gearing up for the Mayo Stages Rally this weekend

Friday, 4th March, 2016 7:45pm

Gearing up for the Mayo Stages Rally this weekend

The launch of the Mayo Stages Rally 2016. The action will take place this weekend. Photo: Michael Donnelly

IT'S time for the Hotel Ballina-Kennedy Motors Mayo Stage Rally, with cars taking off from 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

After months of preparation, the sense of excitement is now palpable as officials, spectators and competitors alike eagerly wait for the start time on Sunday (March 6), when the leading cars will be flagged away from joint main sponsors and rally headquarters, Hotel Ballina.

With great stages and a great venue for rally headquarters, huge support from local businesses in Ballina and surrounding regions, family entertainment from 5 p.m. tomorrow (March 5) in Ballina’s Market Square and, to top it all, a mouth-watering entry list, it promises to be a great weekend.

Since the entry was revealed last week, the rally community has been abuzz with the sheer quality of the field competing in Mayo, testament indeed to the hard work of clerk of the course David Breen and his team at Mayo & District Motorsport Club.

Spectators intending to visit the rally on March 6 should allow plenty of time to get to the stages to park and find a safe viewing location, as some have only limited access. Always obey the marshals and follow their instructions, as they are there to ensure that everyone has a safe day’s rallying. A rally programme with a detailed map is available to purchase in the local area.

Rally enthusiasts can also keep up to date via Mayo & District Motorsport Club's Twitter, Facebook and Periscope accounts, as well as online at


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