The winner’s of this year’s Rentokil Killarney Historic Rally will receive a free entry into the 2015 Barbados Rally Carnival.
This year’s rally, the only event in Ireland to cater solely for historic rally cars, is set to run on Saturday November 29.
Organiser, Killarney and District Motor Club under the guidance of clerk of the course Kevin Flannery, has selected a typically challenging route.
Classic stages, like Molls Gap, Ballaghabeama, Carragh Lake and Gortnagane, often rated by rally drivers as being the best and most-challenging in the world, will each be tackled twice over the course of the day. The second run over Gortnagane, which runs in parallel to the main Rathmore to Killarney road, will be run under the cover of darkness.
The rally always attracts a strong entry from Ireland and abroad but the new Barbados prize package will be welcomed by competitors new and old.
Mr Flannery said: “The prize includes free of cost: entry on both motor sport events during the Carnival, two return flights from London to Barbados, free return shipping for one car from Portsmouth dock to Barbados and a double hotel room for 12 nights.”
Rentokil Ireland managing director Michael O’Mahone said: “On behalf of Rentokil Initial I am once again delighted to be associated with this year’s Killarney Historic Rally. Due to the phenomenal success of last year’s event and our desire to support the local community and businesses that have supported Rentokil Initial so loyally over many years that we are once again involved.
“It’s interesting to note that this year’s winner will receive entry, flights etc. to the Barbados Rally Carnival, l a place where Rentokil Initial Initial also has a very strong presence”
The event, which provides a welcome end of season boost to Ireland’s tourism capital will be, once again, based at the Gleneagle Hotel in the town. It will form the opening round of the 2015 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.