Declan and Brian Boyle will once again be in the number one car for this year’s 2015 Joule Donegal International Rally.
The all-Donegal crew, last year’s winners, will have their first outing in their brand new Fiesta WRC. They will be the first car off the ramp, tomorrow week, Friday, June 19, for the 45th running of the rally.
Donagh Kelly from Frosses, the current leader of the Irish Rally Tarmac Championship, with Derry man Kevin Flanagan alongside him in a Ford Focus WRC, will be in car number two.
Another previous winner, Garry Jennings, with Rory Kennedy alongside him, are the third seeds.
Boyle was playing down his own prospects of becoming the first Donegal crew to win back-to-back Donegal Internationals when speaking via Skype to Charlie Collins at a forum in the Grianan Theatre, on Tuesday night, to mark the launch of the Rally.
Last year’s winner Boyle, along with former winner and World Rally Champion, Ari Vatanen, were among a number of top personalties from the rally world who joined the forum via Skype. Among the others were current leader of the European Rally championship, Craig Breen and Sky racing commentator, Tony Jardine, who is returning to drive in the rally again after an absence of a number of years.
Joule, one of Ireland’s, leading manufacturers and designers of energy efficent systems, are the new sponsors of the Donegal International Rally.
Eamon McGee is once again the clerk of the course. The rally gets underway on Friday 19th and runs until Sunday 21st covering 300 kilometres of rally stages.