Details released by the Organising Committee
Details have been released by the Organising Committee of the 2022 Top Part West Coast Rally Championship.
The ever popular Clubman Championship will again be sponsored by The Top Part Group, which makes it the longest standing sponsorship of a championship in Irish rallying history and also Ireland's number 1 Regional Rally Championship. The Top Part Group under MD Mr. Donie Dillane have been sponsoring the championship since it was formed back in late 1992. The group now has 20 stores giving a nationwide service.
The 2022 Championship will consist of five rounds in total with the best 3 to count.
Round 1. The Mayo Stages is based in Claremorris and will be the opening round on March 6th. This will be the first time that Mayo will be part of the Top Part West Coast Championship.
Round 2. The Birr Stages Rally which was traditionally the opening round moves back to Birr and will take place on April 3rd with Eoin Longworth as COC .
Round 3 will take place on its traditional June bank holiday weekend in Limerick on June 5th.
Round 4. The championship moves west to Galway on August 28th for the penultimate round.
Round 5. The town of Tralee, home of Top Part Group will host the final round on October 30th Bank Holiday Weekend .
2022 Championship Events
The 2022 Championship events are as follows.
- Mayo Stages Rally - March 6th.
- Birr Stages Rally - April 3rd.
- Circuit of Munster Stages Rally - June 5th.
- Galway Summer Stages Rally - August 28th.
- Banna Mini Stages Rally - October 30th.
Competitors must start three events to qualify and may count their best three scores plus all starters points.
One starter point will be awarded for each event started plus an extra starters point (2 in total) will be awarded to crews on the first and last rounds of the championship. The Mayo Stages and Kerry Mini Stages Rallies.
A Registration Fee of 20 euro per car will apply for this year's Championship..
The "Drive of the Day Award" is again sponsored by "The Top Part Group" and will be presented at the finish podium of each event.
At the end of year Annual Awards Evening, Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Overall Crews, Overall Group N, Overall Ladies Cup, Overall Two Wheel Drive, Overall Juniors & Historic and the Drive of the Championship as well as 1st, 2nd. & 3rd. in each Class.
The Pat Dowling Memorial Shield will be presented to the winning navigator in Class 12.
Registration can take place at the first event that you start. All Classes will be per the 2022 MI Yearbook. Regs and other details will be available very soon.
Women in Motorsport Ireland and the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship will continue their partnership for the 2022 season.
On each of the five events, three categories will be recognised and presented with awards at the finish ramp to the following ladies:
- Highest placed Lady Club member on each event
- Highest placed Junior Lady or crew on each event
- Highest Placed Overall Lady or crew on each event
This will culminate with the presentation of the 2022 Top Part/ Women in Motorsport Ireland Championship Annual Awards at the end of the season.
Competitors Info for the Top Part Series 2022
- Five Round Championship
- Start 3 Events to Qualify
- Count your Best 3 scores from 5
- All Start points to count
- Bonus Start points on Rd One & Round Five Mayo & Banna (Kerry)
- Drive of Day Awards on each event
- Top Part/Woman in Motorsport Awards on each event
2022 Championship Awards
- Overall 1st 2nd & 3rd
- Overall Group N
- Overall 2 Wheel Drive
- Overall Ladies Cup
- Overall Junior
- Overall Drive of Championship
- Overall Team Award
So join us in Claremorris, Co Mayo on March 6th for Round One.