Ulster businessman John Mulholland is set to be the headline sponsor of the Ulster Rally for the next three years.
Mr Mulholland, a well-known rally driver himself, has told of his delight “to be the new sponsor of the Ulster Rally for 2016, 2017 and 2018, a rally with a proud history and reputation for exciting competition”.
He added: “Rallying has been a passion of mine since I was a young boy and it’s a privilege for my company to be associated with such a high profile event.
“When I heard that Derry/Londonderry was being considered as the Host City for the next three years, this was a “no brainer” for us, especially since all the brands we represent, Skoda, Ford and Hyundai, are all actively involved in rallying and feature at the highest levels of motorsport throughout the world.
“I myself have a Skoda S2000 and all of this will give us a real opportunity to bring the sport closer to the public in the North West”.
Robert Harkness, speaking on behalf of The Northern Ireland Motor Club said “This is an extremely exciting time for us as John Mulholland Motors are a highly ambitious company and share our aspiration to promote the Ulster International Rally to the maximum number of people in the province and beyond in the years ahead. With John Mulholland Motors as the Headline Sponsor, this feels like a natural fit with his Skoda, Hyundai and Ford brands all competing on the World Rally Stage.”
And Gary Milligan, Clerk of the Course of the 2016 John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally, added: “John has been a regular competitor on the Ulster Rally over many years and we are delighted to now have him as the headline sponsor.
“This will be an exciting year of new beginnings for the Ulster, with the move to Derry/Londonderry and now a new Headline Sponsor in John Mulholland Motors”.
The John Mulholland Motor Group is synonymous with the Skoda, Ford and Hyundai brands, with branches in Randalstown and Campsie.