MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship – Rd 2


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McGrady Insurance Bishopscourt Stages Rally – 14th March

Saturday’s McGrady Insurance Stages Rally, the second round of the MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship, boasted a 95-car entry that enjoyed fine weather at the former RAF airfield of Bishopscourt.

Reigning champion Derrek McGarrity scored six scratch times en route to victory aboard his Subaru Impreza, more than a minute ahead of George Robinson and young charger Stuart Biggerstaff.

Meanwhile Drew Stewart secured the spoils in the two-wheel-drive category with ninth place overall, ahead of the husband and wife team of James and Heather Kennedy.

Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru Impreza S12B) – 37m11.9s
George Robinson/Tommy Speers (Subaru Impreza WRC) – 38m26.0s
Stuart Biggerstaff/Damien McCann (Subaru Impreza WRC) – 38m43.7s
Gary White/Dominic Carson (Subaru Impreza) – 39m22.7s
Kieron Graffin/Neil Doherty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) – 39m29.2s
Alan Carmichael/Ivor Lamont (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) – 39m42.8s

Round 3: Circuit of Ireland National Rally – 3rd/4th April

Championship positions after Round 2
1 Derek McGarrity – 24 points
2= Stuart Biggerstaff – 19
2= George Robinson – 19
4= Raymond Johnston – 13
4= Alan Carmichael – 13
6 Drew Stewart – 9