North Antrim loses Ulster Rally

North Antrim loses Ulster Rally

David Bogie.

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan


THE Ulster International Rally will NOT be heading back to north Antrim for a second successive season, Chronicle Sport can reveal.

Instead, the prestigious is relocating to a new base in Newry as part of broad sweeping changes being implemented by the NI Motor Club.

In addition, the event will be slimmed down to a one day meeting, with the competitive element taking place on Saturday August 17.

Event Director Richard Swanston claimed that a disappointing 2018 had persuaded organisers to look elsewhere.

"We had to make an event that is competitor friendly from a financial and logistical point of view," he said.

"By its very nature, the Ulster Rally has always moved around different parts of Northern Ireland," he added.

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