THE now annual spring ALMC Endurance Trial around east and south Meath, mid Louth and north Dublin kicks off the Endurance Trial season for 2013 and promises to be a real challenge.
Taking place on Saturday February 16th the event will feature 17 selectives, with many of them run under the cover of darkness. This year's event will be led by former ALMC Stages Rally clerk of the course Noel Devlin and will once again return to its now traditional base at Luttrellstown Golf and Country Club.
The Luttrellstown Castle selective, the most difficult and testing of the day, will feature as an opener to the event, run over no less than 12.5km, with a 14.5km test wrapping up the day's excitement at the venue. The club will also return to the familiar venue locations such as Fairyhouse, Ashbourne, Garristown, Slane and Collon, with some new venues added in new locations.
Speaking at the launch of the Trial, Devlin promised a mix of old and new along with all the factors that make up a great trial event.
'It is all about giving competitors a day's trials, combining long selectives in challenging conditions, and featuring something to suit every style of driver and navigator. It will be everything a competitor expects of an Endurance Trial plus a lot more.'
Regulations will be available shortly via the ALMC.ie website, and if you'd like to take part email event secretary Deirdre Gallagher on email@example.com or check out almc.ie for further details.