Preparations for tomorrow's hillclimb going ahead today
The crew who are out in that weather today setting up for the Westmeath and District Motor Club hillclimb at Gleniden tomorrow are delighted with the strong entry they have received.
More than 60 cars will line up for the event, the first Westmeath and District Motor Club hillclimb on the course.
Georgie Bell, club PRO, said: "We have marshals sorted out, and the Gleniden Residents Association are doing soup and sandwiches, tea and coffee all day Sunday, (as a fundraiser for their group), and we're prepping today (Saturday)."
Georgie confirmed that the drivers briefing will be at 9.30am and the first car will start at 10am.
The official launch of the 2023 Irish Hillclimb and Sprint Championship takes place this afternoon (Saturday March 11) at Sean Doyne's pub in Glenidan.
Championship representatives will be talking to competitors today and again tomorrow about this year's calendar and taking registrations.
The launch had been scheduled for Mondello Park, but the associated event was called off, and the Westmeath hillclimb was the next available date, which is the reason the launch is taking place at Gleniden.
This video gives an idea of what spectators can expect tomorrow.