The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship’s international category will be sponsored in 2023 by leading security service provider Samdec Security Ltd.
Samdec Security joins a healthy list of Irish Tarmac partners, including Synergy Motorsport Engineering, Sherwood Engines, McEvoy Motorsport, and fuel provider Euro M-Sport.
The Samdec International Irish Tarmac Rally Championship starts on February’s Galway International Rally with a top-class entry received to-date.
Samdec’s sponsorship focuses on the ITRC’s international section which enjoyed incredible success in 2022. The stage is set for a similarly thrilling season across seven rounds from Galway to August’s Ulster Rally.
Samdec Security has a long history of providing security services to motorsport events including Rally Ireland in 2009. The company has also provided guarding and access control for Circuit of Ireland, Down, and Ulster rallies as well as several motorbike road races.
In 2007, Samdec offered protection services to Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena, and the Citroen World Rally Team during their visits to Donegal and Cork 20 International Rallies.
Recently amalgamating with Sentinal Risk Management Ireland, the group employs over 150 people. Samdec’s founder Martin Cheshire has been a rally enthusiast from a young age, competing in both the driver’s and co-driver’s seat. His time in competition featured a stint with the Northern Ireland Forest Champion Stephen Herron.
Samdec’s support will strengthen the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship’s presence across Ireland with plans for 2023 showing great promise.
The Tarmac Rally Organisers Association greatly appreciates the support ITRC has received ahead of the 2023 season.
Martin Cheshire, Samdec Security Ltd. Director:
“We at Samdec Security are delighted to be on board as sponsors of the International Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. I look forward to working with all involved and will hopefully see you all out on the stages.”
Terry McElvanney, Samdec Security Ltd. Director:
“Since our amalgamation with Samdec the Sentinal group of companies has gone from strength to strength. I am delighted that we have the chance to partner with the ITRC as sponsors of the International section and am looking to the season ahead.”
Paddy Flanagan, ITRC Championship Manager:
“It has been challenging over the last few years to secure sponsorship for the ITRC. You can imagine my delight when the directors of Samdec Security Ltd approached me to enquire if there would be any opportunity to come on board as a sponsor for the 2023 season.
“It is especially pleasing that I know the people involved and have worked with them for the last eight years.”
Colman Hegarty, TROA Chairman:
“We are delighted to welcome Samdec as sponsors of ITRC’s international category.
“Samdec is no stranger to our sport having worked on Northern Irish events in recent years.
“We are looking forward to working with Martin and Terry this year and are grateful for their valued support.”
Adam Hall, ITRC Press Officer
Photo by Roger Dawson