This week’s RIAC-Motorsport Ireland classic video upload is the opening round of the 1990 Dunlop Irish Tarmac Championship, the Galway International Rally.
Austin McHale swapped his Sierra Cosworth for a BMW M3 for the 1990 season meaning once again, just like the Manta years, both he and his great rival Bertie Fisher were now in identical machinery. Bertie set the early pace on the season opener as Austin adapted to his new car but electrical problems saw Fisher drop right down the field and although he fought all the way up to 2nd, it wasn’t enough to overhaul McHale who took a debut win the M3 despite a few late scares of his own on the waterlogged Galway roads.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on Thursday, July 30th:
Next week’s upload will feature more action from 1990 with a report from the Phoenix Park Races that year.
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