McGrady Insurance Continues as Championship’s Main Sponsor in 2022!

Downpatrick based insurance firm, McGrady Insurance, has announced it will continue as the main sponsor of the Motorsport UK ANICC Northern Ireland Rally Championship, making it the 15th year of consecutive sponsorship for the series and the 30th year of support for motorsport in Northern Ireland.

This year, the sponsorship will cover the five main championship events, a partnership that also extends to the three-event Forest Challenge that runs separately from the Northern Ireland series.

NI Championship
R1: Kirkistown Stages (19 Feb)
R2: Bishopscourt Stages (12 Mar)
R3: Maiden City Stages (21 May)
R4: Tyrone Stages (4 Jun)
R5: Down Rally (23 Jul)

NI Forest Challenge
R1: Fivemiletown Rally (26 Feb)
R2: Lakeland Forest Stages (3 Sep)
R3: Bushwhacker Forest Stages (17 Sep)

The sponsorship agreement is born of Fintan McGrady’s passion for motorsport and deep involvement in the rallying community in Northern Ireland. Fintan has been a rally participant for over 45 years in various classes, most recently in a Modified class 7 car. This year, he will participate in a class 1 historic car and is as enthusiastic as ever about his involvement…

“The motorsport community in Northern Ireland is a tight-knit and loyal band of enthusiasts which I have had the pleasure of being supported by in both sport and business,” Fintan said. “I am delighted to support the N.I. Rally Championship as a way of giving back to the community that has made such an important contribution to McGrady Insurance over the years.”

The 2022 championship looks set to be another strong year, with many participants making use of the ‘Covid lay-off’ to change to more modern machinery in the R5 models or upgrade the specification of their existing cars.

The quality of drivers also continues to improve, and it looks like it will be an exciting championship to race, watch and follow.

Fintan added: “Under the careful guidance of experienced Championship co-ordinator, Graeme Stewart, we can be sure of the quality of each event.”

McGrady Insurance would like to thank all the participating motor clubs, officials, sponsors, and marshals without whom the Championship could not take place. The Downpatrick based insurance firm also acknowledges and thanks the people who live along the respective rally routes for their understanding and patience and their permission to allow the events to happen.

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