Rally Ireland

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The Rally Ireland was held for the first time as part of the World Rally Championship with a special classification run in Belfast on November 15, 2007 , after the two test events in 2005 and 2006 were positively assessed by the FIA . The route largely ran through the northwest and north of the Emerald Isle . The special stages were held both in the Republic of Ireland (e.g. special stages of the earlier Donegal Rally) and in Northern Ireland . The rally headquarters were, as expected, in the city of Sligo .

The driving was mostly on very undulating asphalt, which caused treacherous road conditions due to the usual damp Irish weather. As a result, the rally was characterized by a relatively high default rate.

Overall winner

year rally driver Co-driver automobile
2005 1 1st Rally Ireland 2005 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Matthew Wilson United KingdomUnited Kingdom Michael Orr Ford Escort RS WRC 2004
2006 1 2nd Rally Ireland 2006 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Eugene Donnelly United KingdomUnited Kingdom Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2007 3rd Rally Ireland 2007 FranceFrance Sébastien Loeb MonacoMonaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC
2008 not carried out
2009 4th Rally Ireland 2009 FranceFrance Sébastien Loeb MonacoMonaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC

1 no World Cup status

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