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October 15, 2010

Rallycross Season Kicks off With Impressive Supercar Entry

The new Mondello Park winter Rallycross Season kicks off this Sunday (October 17th) with round two of the 2010/11 Motorsport Ireland Rallycross Championship. More than eighty cars will line up for the Count Kildare Motor Club event headed by an impressive Supercar field made up of of ten cars. The event will also be a celebration of Irelands first ever European Rallycross Champion, as Dubliner Derek Tohill returns form his European travels to demonstrate his ERC Division 2 winning Fiesta for the first time in Ireland.

In the Supercar field, reigning champion Tommy Graham with his Fiesta is joined by former Irish champions Chris Evans (Opel Astra) and George Tracey (Citroen Xsara), with both make a welcome return to Mondello after more than a years absence. Also on the entry list is UK Visitor 'Mad' Mark Watson with his Xsara, the three car Bunclody Motorsport team with their Subaru Impreza's and three Mitsubishi Evo's for David James, David Dempsey and John Kelly.

Fifteen cars will contest the modified division led by the Coyne brothers while there are also strong entries in Stockhatch and the Rallycar class. With a number of drivers no longer eligible due to the age restrictions, entries in the Junior category are down slightly but a quality field of ten cars is set to battle for the newly announced championship awards of a Ginetta Junior test drive for the top three at the end of the season.

The event is the first of six winter events which will make up the majority of the Irish championship between now and March 2011. Admission to this weekends event is €15.00 for adults with under 16's admitted free of charge. Discounted admission of €10.00 is available through the Special Offers page of the Mondello Park web site where details of other discounts can also be found.