Event has new base in south Belfast
This year’s Circuit of Ireland – a round of the British, European and Irish Tarmac championships – will take rallying to a wider population in Northern Ireland.
The Titanic Quarter base and service park has been ditched in favour of the King’s Hall in south Belfast.
The qualifying stage on Thursday, April 7, runs from Antrim Castle Gardens, while the ceremonial start later that day is in Lisburn.
Friday’s competitive action runs on stages close to Larne and Ballymena – with a refuel at Ballymena Showgrounds. Classic stages Torr Head and Glendun are included on the opening day, as is a regroup at the Bushmills Distillery.
The Ards TT stage returns in Newtownards later that evening before the rally moves to Banbridge, Ballynahinch and Dromore.
The rally will finish back in Belfast on Saturday evening with a closing ceremony outside Queen’s University.