This week’s RIAC - Motorsport Ireland classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1997 Galway International Rally.
Having persisted with an ageing ST-165 Toyota Celica since 1992 and having not won an Irish Tarmac Rally Championship title since 1986, Austin McHale rolled the dice in 1997 by moving up to an ST-185 example. McHale managed to take a debut win in the car but only after early leader Andrew Nesbitt crashed out in dramatic fashion.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on February 3rd.
Next week’s upload will see action for 2002 Irish Kart Grand Prix held at Nutts Corner.
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