With entries building for the 2013 An Chúirt, Gweedore Court Hotel Harvest Rally, organisers have announced that the event will be televised.
As part of the sponsorship package for the event, TG4 will televise the event.
Full details of the package will be announced at the Press Reception in An Chúirt, Gweedore Court Hotel on Wednesday 2nd October at 8.30pm.
Clerk of the Course, Danny Gormley said: “Everyone will be welcome to An Chúirt, Gweedore Court Hotel, next Wednesday night to hear about the details of this rally and some of the new features the organising committee have worked so hard to put in place for competitors and Motorsport enthusiasts in early October.”
With the main event planned to take place on Saturday 12th October 2013, the route has been compiled to keep road mileage to a minimum with short distances between all but one of the stages, simplifying tyre choices for competitors.
Press Officer for the event, John McCay said: “The competitors will find the stages interesting, with some 30% of the stages using new territory. One of the routes was a classic Circuit of Ireland special stage, with a portion of it last used in a Harvest Rally from the mid 90’s.” John explained.
“However, the organisers are aware of budgets and have worked hard to keep the road sections short, which will suit competitors and give value for money in this current climate.
“The Rally HQ, An Chuirt, Hotel, sponsor of the Gaoth Dobhair based event, is just 5 kms from one of the three stages, to be used in the week-end.
“It’s a feature the organisers intended when planning the route, as competitors may attend the main reconnaissance week-end on the previous Sunday, 6th October, again helping to reduce the cost a little – by keeping the area to be covered to a minimum.
“We hope every little helps,” said John.
This Donegal Motor Club event, will also be counting rounds of the 2013 Sligo Pallets Border Championship, and DMC’s own Bassett’s Plumbing & Heating Club Championship. As with any Championship, there still remain many points to be gained or lost, and this will place many competitors in a strong position as the 2013 year draws to a close.