Irish Tarmac Rally Championship

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The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship is Ireland's premier rallying series. The championship, made up of events run on closed tarmac roads, was first run in 1978. For the 2014 season Clonakilty Blackpudding will be the title sponsor for the first time.

TV for the 2014 season is supplied by Sportsvision with presenters Art McCarrick and John Kenny. Viewers can see the series on UTV, Sky, Motors TV and TG4 in Ireland.

Current events[edit]

The following events are currently part of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship:

Other Events[edit]

The following events have also been included in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship in the past.

Previous winners[edit]

Year Driver Co-driver Car
1978 Scotland John Taylor John Jenson Ford Escort RS1800
1979 Northern Ireland Brian Nelson Rodney Cole Ford Escort RS1800
1980 Scotland Jimmy McRae Frank Main Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1981 Scotland Jimmy McRae Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1982 Republic of Ireland John Coyne Christy Farrell Lotus Sunbeam
1983 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1984 Republic of Ireland Billy Coleman Ronan Morgan Opel Manta 400
1985 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Opel Manta 400
1986 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Opel Manta 400
1987 England Mark Lovell Roger Freeman Ford Sierra Cosworth
1988 England Mark Lovell Terry Harryman Ford Sierra Cosworth
1989 England Russell Brookes Diekman/Wilson/Brown Ford Sierra Cosworth
1990 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy BMW M3
1991 Northern Ireland Kenny McKinstry Robbie Philpott Ford Sierra Cosworth
1992 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Legacy RS
1993 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Legacy RS
1994 Northern Ireland Kenny McKinstry Robbie Philpott Subaru Legacy RS
1995 Republic of Ireland Frank Meagher Pat Moloughney Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1996 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza 555
1997 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Brian Murphy Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
1998 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Brian Murphy Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
1999 Northern Ireland Ian Greer Dean Beckett Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
2000 Northern Ireland Andrew Nesbitt James O'Brien Subaru Impreza S5 WRC 99
2001 Cancelled due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
2002 Northern Ireland Andrew Nesbitt James O'Brien Subaru Impreza S6 WRC 2000
2003 Northern Ireland Derek McGarrity Dermot O'Gormon Subaru Impreza S8 WRC 2002
2004 Northern Ireland Derek McGarrity Dermot O'Gormon Subaru Impreza S9 WRC 2003
Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2005 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2006 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2007 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Subaru Impreza S12 WRC 2006
2008 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Boland Damien Morrisey Subaru Impreza S12B WRC 2007
2009 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paddy Toner Škoda Fabia WRC
2010 Republic of Ireland Gareth MacHale Brian Murphy Ford Focus RS WRC 06
2011 Republic of Ireland Tim McNulty Paul Kiely Subaru Impreza S12B WRC 2007
2012 Northern Ireland Darren Gass Enda Sherry Subaru Impreza S10 WRC 2004
2013 Northern Ireland Garry Jennings Rory Kennedy & Neil Doherty Subaru Impreza S12B WRC

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