Cir­cuit of Kerry Rally route re­vealed

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - SPORT -

KERRY Mo­tor Club has re­leased de­tails of its Rose Ho­tel Cir­cuit of Kerry rally with sig­nif­i­cant route changes in store for the April 8 event.

As a count­ing round of the Tri­ton Show­ers Na­tional Rally Cham­pi­onship and the Top Part West Coast Cham­pi­onship the Tralee-based club wanted to show­case some of the county’s best moun­tain and coastal roads – in­clud­ing us­ing sec­tions of the fa­bled Wild At­lantic Way – for its flag­ship event.

Roads in West Kerry that have not been used in seven years form the back­bone of the rally, with the ad­di­tion of an­other val­ley stage that has not been used since the late 1990s. A unique rolling loop sys­tem means some of the stages will be visited two or three times, as a re­sult com­peti­tors will face 11 spe­cial stages, a record num­ber of tests for na­tional ral­lies in re­cent years. In to­tal the route will com­prise of 110kms of timed stages over clas­sic and de­mand­ing Din­gle Penin­sula roads.

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