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Excitement Builds To 2020 Moonraker Forest Rally

The countdown is well and truly on as The Munster Car Club, and Event C.O.C Gerard Seaman, are delighted to announce the initial details of the 2020 Moonraker Forest Rally, running from Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, on Saturday, March 28th.

The 2020 event has a lot of exceptional stages on offer to competitors, with the compact 60KM route being a real top class pick of fast, flowing and smooth Gravel roads, all within very close proximity of the centralised Service Park and HQ in Ballyvourney.

The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, are hugely excited to come on board as Title Sponsors once more. The club wish to thank Michael & The Creedon Family for the support that they give to the event year after year, and the Hotel will function as Rally HQ for the weekend.

The 2020 Moonraker Forest Rally is Round Three of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship, and as such it is sure to attract some of the biggest names in Irish Rallying who are familiar with the wonderful stages within the Ballyvourney area. 2019 event winner Cathan McCourt used the Moonraker success as a springboard towards claiming the Forestry Crown, and the Omagh star is sure to be right in the mix again in 2020.

Gerard Seaman returns in 2020 to take the reigns as Clerk of the Course for a third time, but the former Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Manager has put together as usual an incredibly strong team around him for the event from the Munster Car Club. Some New Faces to join the team are Popular competitor and long-term supporter of The Munster Car Club Neil Phelan who has taken on the role of Deputy C.O.C, while also becoming an associate Sponsor through his business AceSigns Ltd Cork, while Orla Galvin Griffin has been appointed as Chief Marshal. Margaret Browne returns to the role of Entries Secretary. 

The 2020 Irish Forest Rally Championship has introduced new Regulations in the area of Junior 1000 rallying, the ultimate entry-level championship for the budding stars of the future. The Moonraker Forest Rally will see competitors as young as 14 years of age tackle the full route, under the guidance and mentorship of some of the Sports most experienced Navigators.

The competitor has been at the core of all decisions made by the Moonraker Organisers, and a number of touches prove that. The Saturday March 28th event date was chosen to accommodate people finding time to travel and compete within a busy work schedule, while the tight and compact nature of the 4 Stage Locations massively cuts down on road mileage.

Further Information will be available over the coming weeks, but make sure to check out www.munstercarclub.com, as well as Social Media Channels, for all the latest info in the build up to March 28th, and the Moonraker Forest Rally.

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