Ulster International Rally to take place in Londonderry and Strabane this summer

Pictured at the Guildhall for the announcement of the Ulster Rally coming to the city for the first time later on this year are Andrea Campbell, Events Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Gary Milligan, Clerk of Course, Ulster Rally and Ian Connolly, Maiden City Motor Club.
Pictured at the Guildhall for the announcement of the Ulster Rally coming to the city for the first time later on this year are Andrea Campbell, Events Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Gary Milligan, Clerk of Course, Ulster Rally and Ian Connolly, Maiden City Motor Club.

Northern Ireland’s premier rally, the Ulster International Rally, is taking place in Londonderry and Strabane this summer.

The 2016 event will play host to the revamped British Rally Championship, the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac and the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championships from August 19-20 as well as the newly created FIA Celtic Rally Trophy. 

Meanwhile, more than 100 drivers have entered for a round of the Rallysport Association Winter Championship Race Sprint series at the Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre on Sunday.

A diverse range of cars including the popular superbike engined Rage, Semog and Speedcar race buggies and race cars are on the entry plus some superb Escorts and Corollas, turbocharged Subarus and Mitsubishis, 106 Peugeots, Saxos, Honda Civics and the ever popular Vauxhall Novas and Corsas.

The action starts at 10.30am.

Meanwhile, Portadown driver Adam Carroll is set to contest the most famous motor race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Alongside Mike Wainwright, Carroll will drive for Gulf Racing in 2016 and brings a wealth of top level and recent GT competition experience with him to assist the team in achieving their ambitions on the world stage.