Top Part West Coast Rally 


Abbeyleix Manor Hotel &  Oliver Stanley Motors Durrow

Birr & District Motor Club Stages Rally 19.

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS NO: 1 19th February 2019.

Dear Competitor

Thank you for your entry for the 2019 Birr Stages Rally. The entry list is posted on and

If you intend to withdraw please contact Clodagh Henehan 087-9117707 EVENT SECRETARY ASAP or Eoin Longworth 086 8179297.


Please make a special effort to support our loyal Sponsors who support Irish Rallying.

Service Area: The Service Area is located in Donaghmore Famine & Workhouse Museum & Ganbia, Donaghmore, Co Laois. Service Area open at 7.00AM. PLEASE RESPECT THE RESIDEN IN THE VICINITY OF SERVICE. All Competition Cars must use a large non porous Service Mat when in the Service area. Penalty for not using a mat or littering the service area: 2 minutes. Appendix 29 ARTICLE 9.1,14 & 15. Strictly No Parking on the Public Road outside the service. Please dispose of all rubbish in service using the bin bags provided in your pack as we would like to use this venue again. The museum committee will have Light Snacks and Hot Drinks available to purchase all day in the Dining Hall. Please support and enjoy the athmosphere of dining in the Old Workhouse.

Pace note making takes place on Saturday 23th Feb between 8.30 am and 4.30pm. Last admission into any stage is 4.00pm. 3 Runs only per stage. STRICTLY NO SPEEDING ON RECCE, PENALTY OF EXCLUSION WILL APPLY. Sign on from 8.15am to 11.30Am in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Hotel.

All Licences must be produced at paper scrutiny. Any crew not signed on for recce will be deemed as non starters.

MECHANICAL SCRUTINY & TRAILER PARK: Will take place in Oliver Stanley Motors, Cork Road, Durrow. 6Km from Abbeyleix. Trailer park will be located in Durrow across from Mechanical Scrutiny.


Once the Car passes scrutiny it must be placed in Parc Ferme immediately. Parc Ferme will be located in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix. There will be security on Parc Ferme all night. You will then have 30 minutes to go and complete Paper scrutiny after Mechanical Scrutiny.



No trailers to be parked at the hotel from 21:00 Friday 22/2/19 to 18:00 Sunday 24/2/19.

Drivers Briefing is at 8am on Sunday 24th Feb in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix for all crews. A random roll call of 10 crews will be made. First Car away from Parc Ferme at 9.05am.

Chief Marshall is Eoin Longworth (086) 8179297.

Marshals are still required. ALL HELP APPRECIATED.

Competitors Safety - Safety Tracking System

All cars must be fitted with the Safety Tracking System (STS) device provided by the STS provider (Sporttraxx) during reconnaissance and competition. The STS devices will be distributed during reconnaissance sign-on. Competitor competition licences will be held by way of deposit on the device, returnable upon timely and undamaged return of the device. All crews must declare the number of the mobile phone which they will carry with them on board and maintain in the ‘ON’ state during the entire event.

The crew are personally responsible for installing the STS device in their reconnaissance car. During reconnaissance the STS device must be in a visible place, so Marshals or other Officials will be able to identify it.

The STS device will be collected following reconnaissance at documentation scrutineering and will be recharged overnight. The device will be fitted to competition cars by Sporttraxx personnel before the Parc Ferme Out Control on the morning of competition.

The STS device will be collected at the Parc Ferme In Control (Final Control) by Sporttraxx personnel.

In the event of retirement, the STS device must be returned to Sporttraxx personnel in the event Service Area or at the Parc Ferme In Control (contact phone number will be provided).

Bill Ryan C.O.C