The rallying world has been paying tribute to multiple time Donegal International Rally champion Manus Kelly, who died in a tragic rally crash at age 41 on Sunday.
Kelly was named as the competitor killed following a crash at the Donegal International Rally.
Kelly, 41, is survived by his wife Bernie and their five children.
Kelly lost his life as a result of a horror crash as he competed in this year’s Donegal International – an event he won in each of the previous three years.
The tragedy occurred about midway in the Fanad Head stage at a place called Baile na Brocar a relatively short distance from a hairpin right.
The Hyundai i20 R5 Kelly was driving left the road during special stage 15, Fanad Head, the first of six stages planned for Sunday afternoon, the final day of the three-day event.
Kelly, a prominent businessman and Donegal County Councillor, was an extremely popular competitor on the Irish rallying scene.
Manus lived in Glenswilly close to Gartan, where a stage of the rally was run on Saturday and was regarded as his home stage.
Tributes have been flowing in on social media for the late Kelly who was described as ‘gentleman’, ‘top class competitor’ and a ‘huge loss to the community’.