14 Stages for McGrady Insurance Bishopscourt Spectacular!

Ballynahinch and District Motor Club are set to give spectators plenty of action with double the thrills at the McGrady Insurance Stages Rally, round two of the Carryduff Forklift Northern Ireland Rally Championship, which is due to be held at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit on Saturday 9th March.

BADMC has been working in conjunction with the owners and management of the Circuit, and the club is expecting competitors and spectators to be be thrilled by the new format. Vast changes are set to bring twice the action in 2013, with a total of 14 stages to be held within the venue!

As well as the Group B safety cars, the buzz this year is centred on a complete format modernisation. Drivers will be expected to tackle a loop of two stages before returning to the safety of the service area for a well deserved cup of tea. Spectators will be treated to twice the excitement and will not know where to look as the country’s finest drivers throw their world class machinery around the chicanes and hairpins.

Derek McGarrity, who won the 2012 event in a WRC Mini, commented: “I really enjoy driving the Bishopscourt Circuit and look forward to seeing this event come round each year, it’ll be great to see what’s in store for us.”

Derek will this year compete alongside his son Michael who is registered for the McGrady Insurance Junior 1000 Challenge.

“This is a great way to bring the younger generation into the sport. It gives people Michael’s age the chance to get some competitive experience behind the wheel in safe environment. He didn’t get off to a great start but hopefully he’s getting the hang of it now.”

If you’re looking for a bit of excitement and plenty of action then grab your coats, round up the kids and head for Bishopscourt on Saturday 9 March to get up close and personal with motorsport at its best!

Stage maps are available from the club’s Facebook page.

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