Latest News: Friday 18th June 2021
Aghadowey - Saturday the 26th June.
The entry for our next event on Saturday the 26th of June at The Aghadowey Motorsport Centre is now full and closed. The entry list is now available and can be found in the drop down box at the top of this page.
The Covid Restrictions imposed by the NI government on 'Outdoor Gatherings' will be removed completely on June the 21st so EVERYONE IS INVITED TO AGHADOWEY ON THE 26th of June .
We had included three additional dates at Tynagh during July and August however that due to the uncertainty surrounding motorsport events in ROI at this time we have decided to postpone the first event at Tynagh planned for 11th July until a later date while we await government regulation clarification on the 5th July. We trust that all interested competitors will understand and remember they are most welcome to enter events in NI anytime.
We will publish any updates as they become available here and on Facebook.
Specific information about the Aghadowey event is available below.
We would like to thank all competitors for their support since we were able to resume competition as we have been fully subscribed for all our events
The goal of The RSA is to continue with a positive controlled and practical attitude into the future with organised motorsport and to provide the best possible top class events during the current health crisis and to concur with government regulations. We are fortunate that we have the total support of our motorsport regulator, The IOPD and we ask all our competitors and new friends to respect our unique flexibility earned with our regulators through 26 years of association in the events management business and now into these difficult times.
As we are currently still in a period of social restriction the following regulations will continue to apply:
ONLY THOSE PERSONS ENTERED ON LINE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OPTION WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRY TO VENUES TO COMPETE. ENTRIES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, THEY ARE PERSONAL FOR EACH COMPETITOR. IF THE ENTRY CANNOT BE FULFILLED WE WILL ONLY ALLOW FULL REFUNDS/CREDITS BY 10.00AM 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT START TIME TO ALLOW US TIME TO PROPERLY FOLLOW PROCEDURE TO RELOCATE THAT ENTRY PLACE. UNFORTUNATELY WITHDRAWALS LESS THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE WILL LOSE THEIR ENTRY FEE VALUE - WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
We recommend competitors and crew wear face coverings at all times which will be mandatory at Signing On, during any contact with RSA officials and support crews. We recommend face covering to be worn while in close contact with other competitors, while in the catering area and while visiting the toilets. Hand sanitisers will be provided and we recommend the regular washing of hands.
All entries have been made and have been pre-paid and paid On-line and therefore Signing On is now a different procedure. Driver and Navigator/s must visit the Signing On building together, enter and exit together and execute the sign on documents, confirm entry with the time keeper and collect their competition number if necessary and leave promptly to allow the next competitor/crews to be permitted entry. NO 'ON THE DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE'. Admission in small groups will be permitted to the door of this building during the event to access the RSA support crew and view and review the on going times/results/class and overall positions at the end of each stage.
A prize giving will take place 20 minutes after the last car finishes in front of the reception building. We ask all participants to respect governments current guidelines on social distancing at this gathering. We also ask ALL competitors that during the event, to use the hand sanitising stations provided regularly through the event and read, digest and follow the guidelines on the Covid-19 information that may be on display.
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The dates and venues for our events in Ireland in 2021 are published below and we welcome regular entries together with casual entries at ALL our events. We also welcome experienced competitors along with newcomers together with first time competitors and juniors (12 yrs +) to sample the unique and enjoyable experience of a Rallysport Association event.
The entry confirmation will be clarified during the build up and at the very latest by 10pm on the entry list at this website link on the Wednesday prior to each event weekend.
The next event on the RSA calendar will take place on Saturday the 26th June at The Aghadowey Motorsport Centre in Co Antrim. Entries are now closed. In order to minimise social interaction and help control the spread of the Covid-19 virus we will only accept entries for future events made using our on-line facility. If this is a problem please phone us on 048 38 393344 or 0044 7788 598461.
The first edition of the entry list will be available shortly.
Entries can only now be made for future events on-line through the Enter Online link at the top of this page.
We are now into our spring event event plan and the gates to the venue will open at 7.00am. Signing on will commence 7.45am in the reception building and scrutiny will take place at competitors service area from 7.45am. Please ensure all cars have been cleaned and sanitized for this event and race wear and helmets for car crew are for car motorsport and satisfy RSA technical and associated regulations (available on this website) and are available for inspection at scrutiny. Noise testing may also be taken so please ensure vehicles can satisfy the maximum permitted RSA noise regulation of 100 dba for cars and 105 dba for race buggies measured .5 metre from the exhaust end at 4000 rpm cars and 6000 rpm for race buggies. Tests will not be taken prior to 10 am due to noise control at this event but will be be taken at random during the event by scrutineers both stationary and on stage so be advised that test failure will result in exclusion unless satisfactory tests can be concluded after a retest.
The competitors briefing will take place in the paddock at 10.00am and cars should be lined up ready in the pit lanes to start at 10.15 sharp.
Noise is closely monitored at this venue so therefore we can only permit ANY engine to be started after 10.00am, this also includes generators and unloading unless absolutely necessary.
An observation lap for each crew will start at 10.20am and the first stage of the planned seven stage event will follow immediately after. Competitors best five times will ultimately determine the results.
The prize giving for this event will take place 15 minutes after the last car finishes and everyone is invited to attend although we request that everyone obeys the social distancing governmental guidelines. The final results will be available here, on this website for download by 7.00pm that evening.
We wish to thank all competitors for their support for the RSA and we look forward to enjoying more events with you all in 2021.
HOW TO ENTER
Online entries are simple and reduce administration time on the day and are preferred. Entries can also be made at our office in Portadown by arrangement. Entries are personal and cannot be reassigned or transferred.
Entries withdrawn at least 48 hours hours before the event will be entitled to a full refund or held on credit towards future events. Entries withdrawn or cancelled within 48 hours of the event start will NOT be entitled to a refund or credit. ‘No shows’ on the day of the event will NOT be entitled to a refund and credit.
EVENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
The current dates and venues for the RSA Spring & Summer programme for 2021 are now available.
ROI dates and venues will be confirmed soon.
Saturday 29th May – Shackleton
Saturday 5th June – Shackleton
Sunday 13th June – Nutts Corner Circuit
Saturday 26th June – Aghadowey
Sunday 4th July – Nutts Corner Circuit
Sunday 11th July – Tynagh
Saturday 17th July – Shackleton
Saturday 24th July – Shackleton
Sunday 1st August – Tynagh
Sunday 8th August – Nutts Corner Circuit
Sunday 15th August – Tynagh
Saturday 21st August – Shackleton
Sun 5th September – Nutts Corner Circuit
Saturday 18th September – Shackleton
Sun 3rd October – Nutts Corner Circuit
Saturday 16th October- Shackleton
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Call the RSA for specific information on the latest 2021 regulations. (048/028) 38 39 33 44.