Rally Ireland 2009
Rally Ireland is round one of the 2009 FIA World Rally Championships and will take place from Friday 30th January 2009 to Sunday 1st February 2009.
The Service Park is based at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, adjacent to the Rally HQ,. A shakedown stage is located close by.
The event will begin on Thursday evening 29th January 2009, with a Ceremonial Start in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.
The rally proper will start on Friday morning from Sligo with three stages run twice in the Leitrim/Cavan area before moving after a second service to take in two stages in Co Tyrone after nightfall. Parc Fermé is adjacent to the Service Park, with the day’s stages totalling nearly 165km.
On Saturday the action moves to Northern Ireland with three stages in Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh being run twice,
interspersed with Service in Sligo, and totalling 132km before returning to Sligo for the overnight halt.
Sunday’s action takes in five stages totalling almost 70km in counties Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal culminating with a thrilling stage around the streets of Donegal Town, which will be televised live as a fitting finish to what will be an excellent opening event of the season.
The cars will have a final Service before the Final Control and Podium Ceremony in Sligo.
Thursday Evening 29th January
Ceremonial Start at the Diamond in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh at 7.30pm
Day One: Friday 30th January
Day Two: Saturday 31st January
Day Three: Sunday 1st February
Closing Ceremony, Sligo at 15.10
(The Details of these stages are subject to change)