First for Jim and Charlotte in Donegal

Well-known local father and daughter rallying duo, Jim and Charlotte McDowall are pictured by Eric Sloan heading for first in class and 30th overall on the fast road stages of the famous Donegal Rally last Sunday.

The Joule Donegal International Rally Ireland is one the toughest rally challenges there is for drivers and teams. Three days of over 300km of bumpy, twisting, lightning fast, narrow tarmac – from the fabled Knockalla coast road, to the lush green farm lands of Carnhill, to the wide open bog land landscape of Glen, Donegal has it all. The rally takes place over three days and will be followed by over 70,000 spectators with close to 200,000 viewers on TV and online.

The Donegal Rally is made up of 20 special stages and the rules are very simple – the fastest driver and navigator win. The times from all the special stages, which vary in character and length, are combined and the competing pair with the fastest time wins – just like that.