The DJD Transport Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally 2014 is launched

July 30, 2014 by  

The media launch of the DJD Transport Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally 2014 proved as usual to be one of the great social nights of the year for the Cork M…otor Club. The launch took place on Thursday July 24th at The Corbett Court Ballyhea at 8:00pm, there was a selection of cars which included the car that won the last two rounds of the Valvoline... [Read more...]

My Future Classics Debut- with Sophie Byrne.

July 30, 2014 by  

Sophie Xr2

I have to begin by saying that my debut in the Future Classics class at the Vee Festival (supporting the amazing Lauralynn charity,) was an unexpected venture which I was certainly unprepared for but unbelievable. The rollercoaster began with driving my adorable Fiesta XR2 for the first time on the Friday before the event, with racing on Sunday only... [Read more...]

Snetterton set for BTCC summer showdown this weekend!

July 30, 2014 by  

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship soars into speedy Snetterton next weekend (2/3 August) as the second half of its season kicks off in the height of summer. The series is currently in the midst of its mid-season break, but Norfolk will soon be treated to a spell binding sight of 31 ultra-quick touring cars piloted by some of the world’s... [Read more...]

Craig Breen ready to fly in Finland.

July 28, 2014 by  

Breen on the snow in SWRC World Rally Sweden

When Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen was in his first full season of rallying in 2009 at the tender age of 19, the Kel-Tech team packed up their humble two wheel drive Fiesta ST and set off to take on the world over the mighty gravel jumps of WRC Rally Finland. Since then like every aspiring driver Craig has always dreamed of going back there... [Read more...]

High Speed Action at Kirkistown this weekend!

July 25, 2014 by  

Murray

There is an action packed programme at Kirkistown for the July Car Race Meeting which takes place on Saturday 26th comprising of ten races with a mix of single seaters, saloons,GTs, Roadsports and Strykers. The battle for the top honour in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship continues with a double header and with a commanding lead is... [Read more...]

Sean Doyle gets MI Driver of the Month Award.

July 24, 2014 by  

Sean Cregor

Congratulations to 20 year-old Sean Doyle from Wicklow Town, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. Driving his Van Diemen in the very competitive Formula Ford 1600 class, Sean finished second and sixth in the two “Champion of Mondello” races, and then went on next day to take third place in both the second... [Read more...]

Griffin hopes for success at Spa 24hrs

July 24, 2014 by  

MTTG

Renowned Ferrari racing driver, Matt Griffin, is hoping for another year of success at the ever popular 66th edition of the Total 24hrs of Spa taking place at Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium this coming weekend, with a huge grid of 61 powerful machines. Griffin will pilot the AF Corse entered #64 Ferrari 458 and is joined by his 2013 winning teammates... [Read more...]

Vee Festival Fiesta Blog- with Barry Rabbitt.

July 17, 2014 by  

Barry

I’ve been a big fan of the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta championship since its inception, I started racing in a similar series, the Fiat Uno Championship and always felt it was a great way to learn the art of racing cars. So when I was approached by John Woods from Blackchurch Motors to drive their car for the remainder of the season I didn’t... [Read more...]

DUNLOP ENDS SPONSORSHIP OF NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

July 17, 2014 by  

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ONE of the strongest and longest sponsorship associations in Irish motorsport will cease at the end of the season as Dunlop has announced it will not be renewing its title sponsorship of the National Rally Championship. The announcement brings to an end a glorious chapter that began in 2000 and has seen the series become one of the most popular and... [Read more...]

Jump from FF1600 to Formula Sheane- with Séan Doyle.

July 16, 2014 by  

Chester Sean

It’s been about two years since I’ve driven a Formula Sheane but last week Motorsport.ie’s Leo Nulty approached me and asked would I be interested in driving his Formula Sheane at the weekend at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. So as usual with last minute things it was a bit of a rush on Friday morning before testing we had to change... [Read more...]

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