This week’s RIAC-Motorsport Ireland classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1991 West Cork Rally originally shown on RTÉ Sports Stadium with commentary from Michael O’Carroll.
Bertie Fisher made a rare trip to the West Cork Rally in 1991 in an attempt to get used to his new mount for the 1991 season, a 4 wheel drive Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth. His debut in the car was an eventful one however as he put the car off the road and out of the event while trying to chase down the leaders following an earlier puncture. Vincent Bonner made the running in his Opel Manta 400 but some brushes with the scenery led to a decidedly second hand looking car and he eventually finished third behind Welsh visitor John Price. Ironically, it was the car Fisher sold before purchasing his new mount that won the event in the hands of Bill Connolly who grew in confidence throughout the weekend in the BMW M3 to take his second West Cork win with co-driver Tom Meaney.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on March 18th.
Next week’s upload will feature highlights from the 1996 Circuit of Ireland and one of Stephen Finlay’s finest performances as he beat a high quality field to take his first Circuit win.
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