Watch the 1972 Circuit of Donegal International Rally from 7pm, Thursday January 6th

Motorsport Ireland will stream the 1972 Circuit of Donegal International Rally from 7pm this Thursday.

This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1972 Circuit of Donegal International Rally, the first ever running of the event which this year will mark it’s golden anniversary.

Following on from the successful Rally of the Rosses in 1971, Donegal Motor Club stepped up to international status in 1972 with the running of the Circuit of Donegal International Rally under the guidance of Clerk of the Course Austin Frazer. 119 starters left the Rossapenna Hotel in Downings with Cathal Curley and Peter Scott racing into an early lead in their lightweight BMW 2002 Ti built by Donald McEnaney. Curley successfully fought off the challenges of Adrian Boyd and Billy Coleman over the 33 stage event to take the win.

This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on January 6th.


Next week’s upload will feature highlights from the 1992 Circuit of Ireland Retrospective.

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