Marty McCormack Wins Willie Loughman Memorial Rally

Derry pair Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell dominated the Willie Loughman Memorial Rally.

Their Skoda Fabia taking the lead on the second of the six stages and staying there for the rest of the day to head the points table in the Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship.

Former Tarmac champions Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy were the first stage leaders, but their Impreza slipped to third at the finish, behind the Fiesta of last year’s winners Andrew Purcell and Mark Wiley.

After a close battle for most of the day, Robin Lyons ran out the winner of the Midland MC Hewison Autotest Championship round at Longford.

Lyons was five seconds ahead of defending title holder Ian White, with his main challenger Guy Foster in third position, less than three seconds behind.