The UAC Easter Stages has welcomed the support of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for the Wastewater Solutions Circuit of Ireland International Rally this weekend.
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, spoke of his delight ahead of the return of the showpiece to the Borough.
It will take place just outside Ballymena on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April.
In recent years, the UAC Easter Stages Rally has attracted more than 20,000 people, from spectators and visitors, to officials and competitors – generating approximately £800,000 for the local economy, according to the organisers.
The Mayor said: “It’s no secret I have a love of cars, so I’m personally delighted to see the prestigious Circuit of Ireland International Rally return to Mid and East Antrim.
“We pride ourselves on attracting and delivering world-class events in our Borough, and this weekend is set to be another resounding success.
“Events such as this are wonderful for showcasing Mid and East Antrim to audiences around the world via livestreaming on Facebook and Youtube, as well as the benefits they bring to our hospitality, tourism and retail sectors.
“A warm welcome awaits all the competitors, their teams, families and the spectators. Here’s to an action-packed, safe weekend of motorsport.”
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is a proud supporter of the event, with Wastewater Solutions the title sponsors.
The Circuit of Ireland International Rally will be the first round of the FIA Celtic Rally Trophy and the third round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.
The service area will be based at the Livestock Market in Ballymena, helping to reduce the road mileage for competitors and facilitating easy access for spectators.
The 2022 event can be followed via the Circuit of Ireland website (www.circuitofireland.co.uk) as well as on Facebook and Instagram.