Ul­ster off North­ern Ire­land series cal­en­dar

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - CAL­EN­DAR North­ern Ire­land Rally Cham­pi­onship

Next year’s MSA North­ern Ire­land Rally Cham­pi­onship pro­vi­sional cal­en­dar has been trimmed from eight rounds to seven, with the Ul­ster Rally among the ca­su­al­ties.

The de­ci­sion reached by mem­bers sit­ting on the ANICC’S Stage Rally Com­mit­tee means the re-jigged cham­pi­onship will be with­out a flag­ship event in 2017 with the Cir­cuit of Ire­land not run­ning due to fund­ing con­cerns.

“The Ul­ster has been dropped for next year, a de­ci­sion taken by the cham­pi­onship or­gan­is­ers,” said Ul­ster clerk of the course Gary Mil­li­gan. “The Ul­ster and the Cir­cuit are the two most ex­pen­sive events for com­peti­tors in the North­ern Ir­ish cham­pi­onship, I can un­der­stand where they’re com­ing

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