Torr returns for Glens Rally

Thursday, 13 April 2017

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THE Glens of Antrim Rally will revive two of the most iconic stages anywhere in Ireland when the event returns to a closed-road format for the first time in almost a decade.
As in 2008, when the meeting was won by Derek McGarrity and James McKee, Torr Head and Glendun are being used by members of the organising Mid Antrim Motor Club.
They saw action as recently as last year when the two roads were joined together to create a mammoth 19.5-mile 'Glens' test for the opening day of the Circuit of Ireland.
It drew widespread praise from many of the leading international drivers, notably Circuit winner Craig Breen, who described it as the single best strip of Tarmac in the world.
Next month's Glens of Antrim will also feature a third stage called Pollan with Assistant Clerk of the Course, Jimmy Graham, describing it as a "perfect warm-up" for crews.
“It's five or so miles long and will be a good first test," Graham told Chronicle Sport. "Pollan will run on one side of the viaduct and the Glendun stage will run on the other.
“Going to the rally as a kid with my father that's something I remember and I've always been keen on the idea of replicating that. I've no doubt it will prove very popular.
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