This week we kicked on another year of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship!

We've been dedicated supporters of local motorsports for over three decades, and 2024 marks our 17th consecutive year sponsoring this exhilarating rally.

The 2024 season looks set to be another thrilling competition for fans, with the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship and the return of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Forest Rally Challenge.

This year, organisers have worked hard on providing a bumper load of video content - coming your way on the rally's dedicated YouTube channel. 

Here are the key dates for your diary:

  • Championship Events:

    • Echlinville Distillery Rally (Kirkistown) – 17 February
    • Race & Rally Stages (Bishopscourt) – 9 March
    • Maiden City Stages – 27 April
    • GO Tour of the Sperrins – 18 May
    • Tyrone Stages – 20 July
  • Forest Rally Challenge Events:

    • Samsonas Fivemiletown Rally – 24 February
    • Lakeland Stages – 7 September
    • Bushwhacker Rally – 21 September
    • Dogleap Rally – 19 October
    • Reserve date (if needed) – 16 November

Our founder, Fintan McGrady, has an unwavering passion for motorsport that continues to fuel our commitment to the rally community.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the motor clubs, officials, sponsors, and marshals, whose hard work makes these events possible. A special note of appreciation also goes to the local communities for their understanding and cooperation.

For the latest updates and more information on this year's championship, please visit the NI Rally Championship website.