Irish rallying needs re-think - Jennings

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Irish rallying needs re-think - Jennings thumbnailGarry Jennings has experience of driving an R5 car in the shape of the Mitsubishi Mirage.

GARRY Jennings says that some "really important" decisions have to made by the relevant people in an attempt to safeguard the future of Irish rallying.
One of these is allowing non-homologated, right-hand-drive cars to score points that count towards the overall title in the Irish Tarmac Championship.
Under the current regulations only left-hand-drive cars that are homologated, including Skoda Motorsport's Fabia R5, are eligible for the Championship.
He has already written to the Tarmac Rally Organisers' Association, the body that oversees the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, asking for the change.
Chronicle Sport understands that Irish Tarmac officials have since been canvassing drivers to gauge their reaction to a potential rule change for 2018.
If rubber stamped it would be the second biggest shake-up to the series in three years after World Cars were banned from winning the series outright.


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