Sherwood Engines joins Irish Tarmac as 2023 associate sponsors

The Tarmac Rally Organisers Association is proud to reveal a new associate sponsor for the 2023 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship – Sherwood Engines Ltd.

The Cambridgeshire-based company will be familiar to many as a leading race and rally engine developer.

Between them, Alan and Paul Sherwood have over 85 years of experience building and developing Ford-based motorsport powertrains.

Sherwood Engines joins Michelin, Pirelli, and McEvoy Motorsport as associate sponsors for the 2023 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship which starts on 3 December’s Killarney Historic Rally.

Killarney marks the opening round of the Synergy Motorsport Engineering Historic Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. Championship organisers are excited for another exceptional year of historic rallying after 2022’s blockbuster season.

Alan Sherwood built his first BD engine in 1971 and his knowledge is coupled with Paul Sherwood’s extensive experience running race teams in the USA. This partnership delivers quality products and services throughout a range of Sherwood Engines.

Alan and Paul Sherwood, Sherwood Engines:

“We have many customers who compete in the Irish Tarmac Championship and we felt that sponsoring the championship would bring us closer to our customers, whilst also allowing the Sherwood name to grow even further.

“We were delighted to hear that we would be an associate sponsor for 2023 and we are looking forward to working closely together to support the championship.

“It is nice to feel like we are giving something back to the sport and we are very proud to be an associate sponsor.

“We would like to take this opportunity to wish all competitors a safe and enjoyable season and we look forward to seeing you at the first round, the Killarney Historic Rally, along with the other rallies on the calendar throughout 2023.”

Colman Hegarty, TROA chairman:

“Everybody involved in the championship is delighted to have Sherwood Engines as associate sponsors for the 2023 championship.

“It is brilliant from our side to be working with Sherwood Engines because these people know and understand our sport.

“We hope that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship between both parties. We look forward to working with Sherwood Engines and promoting their products.

“Thanks to Alan, Paul, and Louise for their support and I look forward to catching up on the championship events throughout 2023.”

Adam Hall, ITRC Press Officer