Latest News: August 10th 2020.
The next event on the RSA calendar is at Nutts Corner Circuit next Sunday the 16th of August and then the following event will be held at the superb Shackleton Complex at Ballykelly on Saturday the 29th of August. Entries for the Nutts Corner event and the Shackleton event are now closed. Entries are still available for The Irish Grand Prix weekend at Tynagh on the 5/6th September and also the Aghadowey event in mid September and our events in October. The venue for the event scheduled for 20th September will be announced shortly.
The entry list for Nutts Corner is now available and Shackleton August events will be available shortly.
The latest edition of Mini Cup Regulations are available through the Mini Cup link at the top of this page.
Please download and read the specific Drivers Briefing Information for these events which is available to download further down this page in 'Events Information'. All competitors will be asked to confirm their consumption and understanding of this 'non verbal' briefing prior to participation. Failure to do so will result in automatic exclusion from the event. General Event information will be distributed over our 'pits PA system' during the event day however as we progress the pandemic circumstances may change so please keep regularly advised through the RSA website for updates on event information.
New event operational procedures will be in place which are highlighted below which we MUST fully enforce with NO EXCEPTIONS. Our commitments to these procedures have allowed us to provide events much earlier than other promoters and we trust our competitors will concur with the changes without fuss and confrontation so we can continue to provide events as this pandemic evolves. Please understand that our Insurers and regulators are based in England and unfortunately are in a more restricted environment due to the poorer statistics of COVID-19 management so we hope our competitors appreciate the opportunity that we have been able to create and that we hope to continue to enjoy here in Ireland.
In consideration of our responsibilities in relation to 'Social Control' and our responsibilities to our competitors in controlling the potential distribution of Covid-19, competitors and crew must:
Agree to be directed to a specific service zone which will be allocated in relation to the arrival time at the venue. Competitor and crew must remain in this zone while in service and we request recognised 'social distancing' be respected while in the pre start area. Colour coded wristbands will be given to each competitor and crew which relates to the zone 'coloured signage' so please ensure these bands are worn prior to the signing on process where checks will be completed. This concept allows us to 'Track and Trace' competitors association with others and to warn other 'Zone colleagues' of a potential infection of the Virus if required however unlikely.
Accept, without any exceptions whatsoever that ONLY ONE COMPETITOR WITH ONE ADDITIONAL CREW MEMBER WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE VENUE. We respectfully ask that ALL COMPETITORS respect this stipulation AND THIS INCLUDES ADDITIONAL FAMILY AND CHILDREN. We wish to warn in advance that if necessary we will refuse entry to ANY COMPETITOR despite the length and depth of their relationship with RSA who does not concur with this request.
Understand that we have had to agree to these and other CHANGES with the other organisations that make it possible for the RSA to function in this new environment and we realise some may find the change 'difficult'. The RSA crew have been instructed and trained to be understanding and not to tolerate any abuse whatsoever in implementing the new procedures. The RSA reserve the right to exclude any competitor or crew who express's unacceptable verbal abuse or aggression in any way.
Understand that 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 Crew must visit the Signing On building in pairs, enter and exit in pairs 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/crew 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 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 is on display.
We are confident that the RSA , their competitors and crew will adapt to this different event formula quite quickly together with the benefit of our 23 years experience in the events management business. We believe that the 'lock down' period has not been all about 'doom and gloom and bad hair' but a catylist for an exciting future in independent Irish Motorsport.
Alan & Michael Hyde
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We wish to remind ALL competitors of the importance of the need to comply with our IOPD standards in relation to safety race wear AND THE AGE OF PERMISSIBLE PASSENGERS/CO DRIVERS which can be found in our website under general regulations. Please be advised that the appropriate motor sport race wear is required at all RSA events and any competitor who cannot fulfil this requirement and any competitor found to try to compete with an inappropriate aged co driver under the age of 17 in any event will be immediately excluded from competition WITHOUT ANY RETURN OF ENTRY FEES.
For detailed build specification for the Micra Challenge Cars please contact the series regulator, Aaron McLoughlin on 00 353 (0)87 2103604.
A selection of 2019 Rallysport Association personalised clothing and entry gift vouchers and other products and options are now available from our new on-line store which can be entered through the SHOP link at the top of this page.
The featured driver below is – Aaron Beattie – 2016 Speedcar Xtrem 750.
The dates and venues for our events in Ireland in 2020 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.
Our events from August 2020 will be separate 'daily' events held over Saturday/Sunday weekends as we may have to satisfy governmental guidelines in relation to social gathering and we also expect to receive a considerable demand for entry places. It is advised that entries are made well before entry closure and that the new 'post lock down' preliminaries are completed to ensure confirmed entry places.
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 is at Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre, Co. Antrim on Sunday the 16th of August. Entries are available for this event through the On Line Entry link at the top of this page. In order to minimise social interaction and help control the spread of the Covid-19 virus we now will only accept entries made using our on-line facility, at our office in Portadown or by special arrangement by text , phone or Watsapp on +44 (0)28 38 393344 or +44 (0) 7788 598461.
Please be aware that we expect demand for entries at RSA events during the remainder of 2020 to exceed availability.
The first edition of the entry list for the meeting will be available before the Wednesday preceding the event and will be updated regularly during the remainder of the week as we lead up to the event.
Events at this venue always attract many casual entries for the opportunity for shakedowns and testing so we strongly recommend that entries should be made sooner rather than later for places to be guaranteed. The maximum entry will be capped for this event so it is in all competitors interest to enter BEFORE the Wednesday evening prior to the event if they want to be guaranteed a place. If available, entries may be accepted right up to 10 am on the morning of the event.
Entries can only now be made on-line through the Enter Online link at the top of this page.
The gates to the venue will open at 7.30am. Signing on will commence 8.00am in the reception building and scrutiny will take place at each competitors service parking in the paddock from 8.10am. Please ensure all cars have been cleaned and sanitized for this event and race wear and helmets for car crew 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 105 dba measured 1 metre from the exhaust end at 3500 rpm cars and 6000 rpm for race buggies.
The competitors briefing will not take place as we have moved to a new format in consideration of the Coronavirus government guidelines and each competitor will be expected to have read and digested the event briefing document and be lined up ready to start at 10am sharp.
An observation lap for each crew will start at 10.05am and the first stage of this seven stage event will follow immediately after.
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 6.00pm that evening.
We wish to thank all competitors and friends and spectators for their continued support for the RSA during 2020 and we look forward to more events with you all.
HOW TO ENTER
Entries are available just call or text our entry line on:
+ 44 (0) 7788 598461 or alternatively enter online through this link
Online entries are simple and reduce competitors administration time on the day and are welcomed in winter and spring time. Phoned or text entries can finish the entry process by completing the entry form at ‘signing on’ on the morning of the event.
EVENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
SUMMER DATES 2020
The remaining dates for Summer 2020
Sunday 16th August – Nutts Corner
Saturday 29th August – Shackleton
Sat/Sun 5/6th September – Tynagh
Sat 12th September – Aghadowey
Sun 20th September – TBA
Sat 3rd October – Shackleton
Sat/Sun 17/18th October – Tynagh
Sunday 25th October – Nutts Corner
SUMMER IRISH DATES 2020
Sat/Sun 1st / 2nd August – Tynagh (Irish GP)
Sat/Sun 29 / 30th August – TBA
Sat/Sun 19 / 20th September – TBA
Sat/Sun 16th / 17th October – Mondello Park
THE RSA 2020 RSA MINI CUP.
Call the RSA for specific information on the latest 2020 regulations. (048) 38 39 33 44.