The countdown is on to this weekend’s Joule Donegal International Rally.

Scrutiny got underway this afternoon at McGinley Motor's in the heart of Letterkenny.

With a top quality field and 152 starters, it has all the makings of one of the best events in recent years.

The three day event is run over 20 stages, six on Friday, eight on Saturday and six on Sunday.

The rally, based around Letterkenny and north Donegal, will attract considerable media coverage.

Footage of the rally will be shown on television in a record 44 countries.

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