DOCUMENTARY: Michael Fassbender, event ambassador and participant in the International Rally of the Lakes 40th anniversary event, and his co-driver Barry Goodman at the finish ramp at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, last May. Picture: Eamonn Keogh


One year on from his appearance on the Rally of the Lakes, local Hollywood A-lister Michael Fassbender will today (Tuesday), release an online documentary of his experience on the event.

The story follows Fassbender, a self-confessed petrol head, as he makes the transition from a circuit racer to a rally driver – two very different but closely aligned disciplines.

Prior to last year’s Rally of the Lakes, Fassbender had raced in Ferrari Challenge events in the USA.

He made his race debut in 2017 and had completed to two Ferrari seasons before making his rally debut this time last year.

He was named as the event’s ambassador as part of the event’s 40th anniversary celebrations and drove a Ford Escort Mk2 on iconic Killarney rally roads like Moll’s Gap.

The documentary follows Michael’s progress in the rally, an event won by local rally star Paul Nagle.

Both are former pupils at Fossa National School but followed two different career paths which only crossed over for the first-time last May.

The documentary will be released at 5pm on web-based channel Vero, a social media platform for film and documentary makers.