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Marty McCormack handed Volkswagen Motorsport its first win on Irish soil as he took the Tiger Risk Partners-backed Dom Buckley RSC Polo R5 to victory at the coveted CBToolHire.com Cork “20 International Rally (28-29 September).

McCormack and co-driver Barney Mitchell overcame treacherous conditions and an off-stage incident to land the brand-new Polo its first-ever victory in Ireland by over 18 seconds. The Draperstown ace managed to take the lead on the seventh stage of the 13-test event and was never headed, to win his first rally since the Carrick on Suir Forestry Stages in January. Read More »

Marty McCormack will give the new Volkswagen Polo R5 its Irish debut as the Tiger Risk Partners-backed ace will contest the CBToolHire.com Cork “20 International Rally (28-29 September) behind the wheel of a Dom Buckley RSC example.

The Draperstown driver has been mixing a British Rally Championship programme in a Skoda with his preparation for November’s Roger Albert Clark Rally in a Ford Escort Mk2 this season. But he will now turn his attentions to the legendary Cork 220 in the latest specification Polo R5 and is bidding for a strong run on the tough Irish lanes.

McCormack is no stranger to the R5 generation of machinery and has vast experience in their handling and characteristics. His R5 debut came at Rallye de Portugal as part of the World Rally Championship back in 2013 with a Ford Fiesta R5. A switch to a Skoda Fabia in 2016 kicked off a long partnership with the Czech brand which continues to this day. Read More »

Marty McCormack continued his fine run of form behind the wheel of a Ford Escort MK2, by taking the Historic Category win and an impressive sixth overall at Sunday’s Rali Bae Ceredigion (8th September), the very first closed-road stage rally to take place in Wales.

The result across the infamous lanes near Aberystwyth comes just a week after taking second in class at the BTRDA rally series qualifier, the Woodpecker Stages Rally and the second podium in as many weeks sets McCormack up perfectly for a trip to Belgium and the iconic Escort Rally Special (14th September). Read More »

Marty McCormack was on course for a season-best second place in the British Rally Championship last weekend at the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August), before suffering a gut-wrenching off on the final stage of the event, forcing the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 into retirement.

The Draperstown ace had shown an impressive pace during the gruelling nine-stage event which consisted of 93 miles of narrow and bumpy lanes surrounding the Newry rally base. Read More »

Draperstown rally driver Marty McCormack is hoping his return to the British Rally Championship this weekend will be a rewarding one, as the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 ace contests his “home” event, the Today’s Ulster Rally (17th August).

McCormack has shown an impressive turn of pace during his staggered 2019 campaign in the Skoda, swapping times with some of the best drivers in Europe. However, he has not managed to convert his pace into the results to match, bagging just one podium in the BRC this season. Read More »

British Rally Championship front-runner Marty McCormack made his Roger Albert Clark Rally (RAC) intentions clear, by taking third place in the Historic category at last weekends Nicky Grist Stages (Saturday 13th July).

Using his TigerRisk Partners and McCormack Drilling backed Ford Escort Mk2, McCormack and co-driver Barney Mitchell powered their way to a podium spot in readiness for the five-day gruelling event in November. The duo have entered the unique event in a bid to retain their title after winning the rally when it last ran in 2017. Read More »

Marty McCormack proved he has the pace to compete with some of the best drivers in Europe, after setting some impressive stage times at last weekend’s Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June), the fourth round of the British Rally Championship.

The TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 pilot has enjoyed success in Ypres in the past, taking eighth overall behind the wheel of his S2000 spec machine in 2015 as part of the European Rally Championship. He would return this year with the aim of bettering that result. Sadly, despite a positive showing on the opening day of the event, McCormack’s Fabia left the road on day two and the subsequent damage meant he was forced out of the rally. Read More »

After a successful return to the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 at Rally van Wervik (14-15 June), Marty McCormack will return to Belgium for the fourth round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June).

The Draperstown driver headed to Belgium to get “match fit” ahead of a return to the BRC and despite not being behind the wheel of the potent Skoda since March, secured an impressive sixth overall against many rapid Belgian aces. McCormack will now aim for another solid points haul to boost his BRC title chase. Read More »

Draperstown rally ace Marty McCormack will make his return to the driver’s seat of the TigerRisk Skoda Fabia R5 this weekend as he heads to Rally van Wervik (14-15 June) in preparation for a return to the British Rally Championship at the iconic Renties Ypres Rally (28-29 June).

McCormack has enjoyed a strong start to his BRC campaign this season, but work commitments had ruled him out of contesting the last round of the series in Carlisle. Despite missing out on another points haul, he currently sits fourth in the championship and remains firmly in the title chase. Read More »