The event passed a key test
Rally Ireland, the ambitious north/south initiative to secure a round of the World Rally Championships (WRC) from 2007 has passed a key test from the sports' world governing body, the FIA.
FIA Medical Delegate Dr. Phil Rayner, who attended
the official WRC candidate event in March, has deemed that Rally Ireland is ‘capable of providing WRC standard medical services.'
Rally Ireland General Manager John Bristow said: “We are very pleased with this news from the FIA and want to pay tribute to all the medical staff involved throughout the event and both north and south of the border.”
The medical staff along with the team of over 1,500 volunteers who worked on this years' event in the north-west now await the report of the FIA Sporting Delegate who was there to review all sporting, safety, media and marketing elements. This report is expected by the end of May.
The recommendations of this report coupled with the medical report are the key to Irelands' success in its WRC bid.
Five other countries are also bidding to host a round of the prestigious series and it is expected that the FIA will make their announcement in July of this year on which events have been successful.
Press release Rally Ireland