Deazley makes rallying call for WRC debut

Dromore’s Gareth Deazley requires support in order to compete at Wales Rally GB


YOUNG Dromore driver, Gareth Deazley sealed an opportunity he doesn’t want to miss when he won the Northern Ireland Junior Rally Championship.


His success was sealed after a fine display at Omagh Motor Club’s Bushwacker Rally, which earned him free entry to the final round of the World Rally Championship at Wales Rally GB at the end of the month.

The talented driver, who had Ashley Bolton temporarily on the notes around the west Tyrone forests last week, has enjoyed an excellent season, which saw him crowned the best junior in the province.

And with the Northern Ireland title came the chance to perform on the same stages as the world’s best. However, there are still a lot of expenses, preparation and running costs before, during and after the event – travel costs, boats, fuel, tyres, accommodation and insurance, among others.

Due to the financial strain this opportunity has presented them, Gareth and regular co driver, Portglenone’s James Duffin, have come up with the idea of running a fundraiser, which will be based on the bonus ball in the UK Lottery. The format of the fundraiser is that each ball between 1 and 59 will be £40 and the winner will get the chance to co-drive for Gareth in his rally car on a circuit based event at the end of the year.

If anyone would like to take part in the fundraiser or sponsor the pair, this would be gratefully appreciated. Gareth can be contacted on 07858564495 or James can be reached via 07725192017 or either can be found on Facebook. Donations of any size or format will be gracefully accepted.

If any business would like some publicity on the car, which will be photographed and publicised over the UK during the weekend of October 27-29, they can make contact using the same details as above. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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