A FINAL stage upset ensured Niall McCullagh recorded the first win of the new Northern Ireland rally season at the weekend.
Cathan McCourt looked odds-on to claim victory, having oled for much of the way, but a crash just 500 yards from the finish line put paid to his hopes.
Meanwhile, it has just been revealed that the Ulster International Rally will be pared back to a one day format for this season.
The hope is that the new stream-lined format will generate renewed interest among competitors.
Finally, Matt Edwards got the defence of his British Rally Championship crown off to a dream start at the Cambrian Rally in north Wales.
"This has to be a dream come true," he admitted afterwards.
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