Booming interest in Irish edition of Tour Britannia

The organisers of Tour Britannia are reporting a fantastic response from competitors since the launch of the event’s Irish edition. ‘Tour Ireland’ (13-15 May) will start and finish in North Wales, and cross the Irish Sea for some closed-road stages in Ireland during the classic race and rally tour.Many regular contenders have confirmed their entry, while the event office is fielding regular enquiries from potential new entrants. The event retains the tried and tested format of a Competition section running alongside a Regularity event.“It certainly seems that the chance to go to Ireland and compete on closed public roads has kicked off a great deal of interest,” said event organiser Alec Poole. “There is a real buzz among our regular competitors and we’re getting a great deal of interest from crews looking to compete for the first time.”Among the early entries are established front-runners like the Porsche 911s of Howard Redhouse/Philip Walker, Tony Robinson and Stephen Ratcliffe. Stuart Scott returns with his ex-Richard Lloyd Chevrolet Camaro while Jim Bryan makes a welcome return with a fresh MGB V8. Michael Houlbrooke will be back in his Audi Quattro after a strong run in 2014 and regular supporter Andrew Brodie heads the early regularity entries in his spectacular Citroen SM. The first competition entry from Ireland is an MG Magnette for Joe Reynolds and Steve Griffin.To maintain the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie for which the event is renowned, entries will be limited and regulations and entry forms are now available from the event website: For more details, please visit the event website at