Mulholland backs Ulster for 2016
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