Circuit of Kerry Rally route revealed
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.