This week’s RIAC - Motorsport Ireland classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is action from the 2000 Dunlop Rally of Ireland.
A unique one-off event which featured the first section of a special stage held indoors in Ireland, the Dunlop Rally of Ireland was run by ALMC Motor Club. Utilising terrain in Dublin, Wicklow and Laois, the event took in some classic stages, but pre-event favourite Austin McHale had early dramas when a collision on the road section to the opening stage left him languishing in 133rd and last position. It took all his guile and experience to work his way back to the front to take the win, helped in no small part by the demise of Eamonn Boland and turbo issues for Peadar Hurson.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on Thursday, December 17th.
Next week’s Christmas Eve upload will feature full highlights from the 1990 Circuit of Ireland.
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