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Glengormley’s Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson have won the MJE Wheel Repair Specialists Tyrone Stages Rally, round seven of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

Driving their Skoda Fabia R5, the former champions bolstered their 2019 title bid with victory at the Cookstown Motor Club event by just two seconds from Monaghan’s Stephen Wright and Liam Moynihan. Read More »

Derek McGarrity and Sean Topping have won the McGrady Insurance Stages Rally, round two of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

It was a difficult day for competitors at Bishopscourt Race Circuit as mixed weather conditions made tyre choice difficult at the County Down venue. However, the Glengormley driver led the event from start to finish, eventually claiming the win by 13.4 seconds from Mark Massey and Eathan McColgan. Read More »

The McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this weekend at County Down’s Bishopscourt Race Circuit!

Just two weeks after the opening round of the series concluded at Kirkistown where Stephen Wright claimed a last gasp win aboard his Ford Fiesta R5, crews are revving up to lock horns once again at Saturday’s McGrady Insurance Stages Rally. Read More »

After four stages, Derek McGarrity and navigator Kieron Graffin lead the Pacenotes Rally Magazine Stages, round one of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship.

The crew have dominated from the start but when the heavens opened before the start of stage four, rain blanketed the track. Most of the leading crews were caught out on the wrong tyres and although Derek McGarrity still leads the rally, his advantage has been reduced to four seconds!

Stephen Wright and Keith Rainey were fastest through the test and promoted themselves from seventh into second overall.

“We got the tyre choice right,” Wright said. “I just drove around neatly, nothing too adventurous with no heroics.” Read More »

Connor McCloskey and Noel O’Sullivan secured victory at today’s MJE Wheel Repair sponsored Tyrone Stages Rally, the final round of the McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

The Kilrea driver controlled the Cookstown Motor Club organised rally from start to finish, eventually crossing the finish ramp 11 seconds clear of William Creighton and Liam Regan who impressed on their debut in a Citroen DS3 R5. Read More »

Josh Moffett and Stephen Thornton have won the McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally but Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson have been provisionally crowned as the 2018 McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Champions – and for McGarrity it’s a record eighth title!

Despite retiring from today’s Omagh Motor Club organised event with an oil leak, McGarrity’s two main rivals – Desi Henry and Alan Carmichael – still had to win the rally to stay in the title hunt. Read More »

The McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship bursts back into action this Saturday when the Omagh based McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally gets underway!

Omagh Motor Club has received a stunning entry of more than 120 crews in a variety of machinery for the 11-stage event which could see Derek McGarrity and Paddy Robinson crowned as the 2018 N.I. Champions. Read More »

Jonny Greer and Kirsty Riddick have won the Carryduff Forklift Down Rally, round four of the McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship!

Driving his Citroen DS3 R5, the Carryduff man secured the spoils by 20.1 seconds from Portglenone’s Desi Henry, with current N.I. Championship leader Derek McGarrity in third.

Greer was lying in 10th overall after the short opening test in the Eikon Centre complex but he quickly stamped his authority once the event moved on to the closed roads between Hillsborough and Castlewellan. He moved up to second overall after stage two and then assumed a lead that he was never destined to relinquish after the third test. Read More »

Our first trip to Northern Ireland saw us take in the Down Rally. The stages have featured many times over the years on the Circuit of Ireland and Ulster Rallies, with Hamilton’s Folly being the stand out. Jonny Greer & Kirsty Riddick (DS3 R5) stole a march on the rest by setting some blistering times on the opening loop ahead of David Bogie & John Rowan (Fabia R5) with Desi Henry & Liam Moynihan (Fabia R5) further back after sustaining damage on landing off one of the big jumps. Greer held his lead through the 2nd loop of stages as Henry closed in on Bogie and passed him. Bogie did sneak back ahead but retired before the last loop of stages. Read More »