Tyre company, Pirelli, are to sponsor the Irish Tarmac Championship that will begin with the Galway International Rally at the beginning of next month.
The series will consist of eight rounds, two of which are outside Ireland - the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland and the Manx International Rally.
The Galway event moves to its more traditional date for the first time since the 1990’s.
The Pirelli Irish Tarmac Rally Championship will consist of the following rounds:
FIRST CHOICE FLOORING GALWAY INTERNATIONAL RALLY 6/8 FEBRUARY.
BUY AND SELL CIRCUIT OF IRELAND INTERNATIONAL RALLY 10/12 APRIL.
ORDNANCE SURVEY INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF THE LAKES 30 APRIL/2 MAY
SHELL DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY 18/20 JUNE
JIM CLARK MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2/4 JULY
MANX INTERNATIONAL RALLY 29/31 JULY
ULSTER INTERNATIONAL RALLY 3/4 SEPTEMBER
CORK "20" INTERNATIONAL RALLY 2/3 OCTOBER