Round 1 of the Motorsport Ireland National Navigation Trail Championship, as well as the Munster Night Navigation Championship, kicks off on Saturday October 12th/13th with a real competitor favourite, The Cork Motor Club’s Startrek Navigation Trial.
The event will be based out of Inchingeelagh Community Centre, with directions to the headquarters to be arrowed on the night. First car is due away at approx. 11pm, and from there the competing crews will go on to tackle a very demanding 110-mile route which will include a petrol halt. The event is based on 90 percent tar and is incredibly car friendly, with event COC Aaron O’Regan advising that the event could be completed with a standard sump guard and a good set of non-forestry tyres , adding that he hoped this would encourage absolutely anyone, newcomers most definitely included, that has any notion of doing the event to put the wheels in motion, and get an entry submitted.
“We have picked out a very challenging route which we are sure all competitors will enjoy thoroughly. We have paid particular attention to ensuring that the focus will be on testing the navigators and not the traction capabilities of the cars. The route is designed to be a fair challenge whether you are a beginner or an expert, and whether in a 2wd or 4wd car it will be a level playing field”.
Event regulations are now available to download here: