This week’s RIAC - Motorsport Ireland classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is action from the final round of the 1996 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, the Cork 20 International Rally.
With Bertie Fisher having long since wrapped up the 1996 title, a host of drivers were out to claim their first international win on the Cork 20 with the local trio of Liam O’Callaghan, Frank O’Mahony and Liam McCarthy being the hot favourites. O’Callaghan surged into a massive lead but a dramatic mechanical failure in the closing stages ended his rally allowing Gabriel Snow to pounce and claim his one and only international win.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on September 30th.
Next week’s upload will feature highlights from the 1991 Cork 20 Rally as Kenny McKinstry set about trying to make Irish Tarmac Championship history by winning the overall and Group N titles in the same season.
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