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25m turbo boost from Donegal International Rally 17.06.15

MORE than 70,000 spectators are expected to attend the Joule Donegal International Rally this weekend bringing a 25m economic boost to the county.
Ireland's biggest motorsport event will see crews from all over Ireland and beyond descend on the county for the country's only three-day rally.
The Donegal Road Safety Working Group has also used the opportunity of the event to urge motorists to 'slow down'.
Heading away the capacity entry are last year's winners and reigning Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Champions, Declan and Brian Boyle.
The cousins became only the second all-Donegal crew to win the rally last year in their all-conquering Subaru. "However they will be defending their title this year in a new car. The pair will start the event in a brand new 2015 specification Ford Fiesta World Rally Car, the first of its kind seen outside the World Rally Championship," explained Motorsport Ireland spokesman Richard Burke.
 
Irish Tarmac Champions, Donegal cousins Declan and Brian Boyle, will defend their title this weekend in their all-new Ford Fiesta World Rally Car.
Current Irish Tarmac Championship leader Donagh Kelly starts at number 2 in his Ford Focus rally car. "The Donegal driver arrives to his home event in superb form having either won or taken maximum points from every rally he has entered this year," added Mr Burke.
At number 3 is 2012 Donegal winner, Garry Jennings from Fermanagh. Belfast driver Derek McGarrity is a veteran Donegal campaigner and will start at number 4 with Cork driver Daragh O'Riordan starting at 5.
The rally begins this Friday afternoon with six stages based between Letterkenny and Stranorlar. Saturday sees eight tests including the daunting Knockalla stage while Sunday concludes the rally with two runs over three Donegal classics, High Glen, Fanad Head and Atlantic Drive.
Meanwhile, the Donegal Road Safety Working Group said in a statement: "Our appeal to the public is to take their time on the roads and do everything they can to increase their safety as well as others, no matter how long or short the journey is and do not to attempt to replicate what they see during the race."
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