Huge crowds cheer Erc crews off Belfast start ramp

Despite the rain, huge crowds enjoyed a carnival atmosphere outside Belfast City Hall tonight, at the ceremonial start to the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Craig Breen’s Peugeot Rally Academy 208 T16 was the first car over the start ramp, much to the delight of the many rally fans that came to watch the spectacular ceremony.

In addition to the cars and drivers, the crowd was entertained by Britain’s Got Talent stars, the Innova Irish Dance Company, and live music from the Ulster Scots Juvenile Pipe Band and the Friendship Brass Band.

 

Text and photo: www.fiaerc.com