Mul­hol­land backs Ul­ster for 2016

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In­com­ing Ul­ster Rally spon­sor and cur­rent com­peti­tor John Mul­hol­land be­lieves the po­ten­tial ex­ists to make it the best in­ter­na­tional meet­ing in both Britain and Ire­land.

Mul­hol­land has just inked a new three-year deal that sees him re­place Todds Leap as the ti­tle spon­sor of the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship event and has vowed to take it to the next level.

Mul­hol­land started out ral­ly­ing in 1983 and says the tie-up with the Tar­mac clas­sic makes a lot of sense: “The Ul­ster Rally has been close to my heart for many years. They have a good team of peo­ple who put to­gether a world-class event,” he said.

“We have the op­por­tu­nity to make the Ul­ster Rally the envy of oth­ers, es­pe­cially in Ire­land. I know ev­ery­one who is in­volved with the Ul­ster Rally is up for it.”

On the com­pet­i­tive front, Au­gust’s event, which has been in the plan­ning since Septem­ber, is all new. It will be based out of Ebring­ton Bar­racks – now called Ebring­ton Square – in Lon­don­derry, with the bulk of the spe­cial stages crews will tackle dot­ted across the for­mer Stra­bane Coun­cil area.

It has been 25 years since the show­piece was based out of the North West; on that occasion Ber­tie Fisher tri­umphed.

Mul­hol­land: back­ing Ul­ster

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