Just click on the Starlet to see further details on what's needed!
WHAT TYPE OF CARCAN I USE?
Endurance Trials are broken into 7 separate classes. The emphasis is to keep costs down for prospective competitors so you will see many competitors opt for cars such as the Toyota Starlet, Nissan Micra, Fiat Cinquecento, Fiat Sceicento.....whatever can be bought, begged or borrowed from the small ads pages!
The maximum engine size is 1400cc however, there will be competitors with bigger engined cars (Vectras, MX5's, 3 Series Compacts and Ford Escorts for example) - these cars are not permitted to be classified in the overall results but will compete for their own class and more importantly they will have a great day's craic!
As per updated Appendix 35.15.1, the entry will be divided into six classes, as follows:
A1: Cars built to Endurance specification up to 1000cc.
A2: Cars built to Endurance specification from 1001 to 1400cc.
B: Navigation Trial cars up to 1400cc, (Navigation Trial cars as defined in appendix 33, including such cars if fitted with cages and Open Sports cars fitted with cages).
C: Navigation Trial cars from 1401 to 2000cc, (Navigation Trial cars as defined in appendix 33, including such cars if fitted with cages and Open Sports Cars fitted with cages including 4WD Cars).
D: Front Wheel Drive Retro-type cars (retro cars as defined in Appendix 33).
E: Rear Wheel Drive Retro-type cars (retro cars as defined in Appendix 33).
F: All other Sports Cars. - No Cages
There are a few basic Safety Modifications required to each competing car. The below is a basic list. Please see Appendix 35 of the MI Yearbook by clicking the link below for more information.
A reflective red warning triangle, first aid kit, tow rope, and SOS/OK board must be carried
Hi-Vis jackets for both crew members must be carried.
Full safety harnesses are mandatory for all competing cars. These can be of four-point ‘Clubman’ type or the quick release ‘Aircraft’ harnesses.
Helmets [ secondhand out of date are acceptable ] are required in all classes, regardless if a cage is fitted or not.
Control tyres on all wheels and spares for Endurance Classes A1 and A2
Tyres for Endurance Events:
The front windscreen is of laminated glass.
Mud-flaps for all four wheels.
All cars must have a valid NCT/MOT certificate and disc, unless exempt.
WHAT DO I NEED TO COMPETE
Drivers and Navigator licence, NATIONAL B Road. The form can be downloaded from the Motorsport Ireland website at
The Driver will need to have a valid Road Licence as you will have to travel on the public road (while obeying the rules of the road!) to get between the competitive selectives. Note-all drivers must be IRDS/BRDS registered or no start - no exceptions to this rule.
Drivers will need to be on the Irish/British Rally Drivers Scheme (IRDS/BRDS) database. This is to ensure that you have third-party road insurance cover for the non-competitive elements of the event.
You should familiarise yourself with the rules of Endurance Trials which are in Appendix 35 of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook (available on www.motorsportireland.com)
You need to submit an entry for the event. Entry forms will be on the ALMC Website and cost €275 [ 2024 ] . Entries are usually flowing in early so don't delay!! The max number of starters is strictly limited to 70 crews.
Following a very successful start to the inaugural Motorsport Ireland National Endurance Trial Championship, where 26 Drivers and 24 Navigators registered for the series.
The 2024 MI National Endurance Trial Championship kicked off with fervour at ALMC, showcasing thrilling performances from top contenders. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Luttrellstown Castle Resort, drivers navigated challenging terrains, pushing their limits across the demanding course.
While Spectators were not allowed the landowners were treated to a display of skill and precision as competitors tackled rugged tracks and intricate obstacles.
The event's success underscored ALMC's prowess in organising premier motorsport competitions. With adrenaline-fueled action and intense competition, the opening round set the stage for an exhilarating championship season ahead, promising more excitement and memorable moments for Competitor over the coming months.
The Points have been calculated and can be downloaded below, by clicking on Event Winners Robert Howard and Claire Murtagh
We are delighted to announce that the Navigation Sub Commission responsible for Endurance Trials has proposed a National Endurance Trial Championship for 2024 and Motorsport Ireland has approved this.
Here are the Regulations
Registrar is : Noel Devlin Mobile: +353 86 2620771
We continue to organise events and motorsport activities remotely, and hold specific full Club meetings in person from time to time
All physical meetings take place in The Snail Box, Kilmoon, Ashbourne. Co Meath
We are always looking for new motorsport enthusiasts to join the club , Any membership enquiries can be sent to:
Click on the PDF to download the form.
All first time and renewals, the fee is the normal €30 or €35 via Pay Paypal.
Motorsport Ireland has launched its online competition license application process. The details are as follows,
The system will enable you to easily apply for, or renew, your competition licence online so you no longer need to print and post your paper application form and documents.
It also allows you to apply for a National grade licence on a 12-month basis regardless of when you apply. For example, if you apply for a National Licence in November, it will expire at the end of October in the following year.
All of this can be done through your Motorsport Ireland Online Membership Portal.
To complete your application, simply log-in to your member account, review your personal information and licence details, before proceeding to the Competition Licence Application within your member profile area.
The application form is designed to be intuitive, making the process as quick and easy for you as possible. However, to assist you, we have created a demonstration video which you can view by clicking on the screen below:
When accessing the system, please take note of the following important points: