Motormouth Anorak’s Quiz Corner: The Results!
September 4, 2012 by Leo
Well, the results are in. I think I may have overused my anorak when compiling the questions as there were very few submissions with all questions correct. Step forward Eddie Fitzgerald and Larry Armstrong! No real surprises there as they have both been around motor racing for many many years but congratulations nevertheless!
The answers are as follows:
1. At one stage there were three grandstands in Mondello- where were they?
Entry to Dunlop Corner, inside the track just past the startline (pitlane exit) and on the main straight as per current stand.
2. What was the name of the second restaurant outside the circuit?
Speedy’s Burger Joint
3. Who won the first race at Mondello Park?
4. Who won the first race on the extended 1.2 mile circuit?
Also John Keaney
5. MRC was “Motor Racing Circuits” but the intials also spelt the surnames of the three directors- name them.
Morrin, Regan and Cosgrove.
6.British Airways once sponsored a corner at Mondello- which corner andwhat was it called?
BOAC (Some kindly pointed out that this is not actually the very same airline but you got the idea!)
7. Three Leinster Trophy winners went on to win F1 world Championships- namethem.
Senna, Hakkinen, Hawthorn.
8. Where did thename ‘Mondello Park’ come from?
The owner of the Lodge Jim Morrin, honeymooned in Salerno in Sicily and named his house after Mondello beach, the track in herited the name from the house, now the offices at the circuit.
9. Two Irish Drivers who made it to Formula 1 have had corners at Mondello named after them- who are they?
Derek Daly and David Kennedy.
10. Mondello Park recently hosted its first wedding- who were the happy couple?
Orla Cronin and Jerry “Fuzzi” Coleman
Special mentions must go to Global racer Michael Conway, who only fell at the last by mis-naming one of the three directors, and both Ken Elliot and Karen Heavey, who jammed up the mailboxes at Motorsport.ie with multiple last minute entries- obviously there’s a competitive edge at Leastone HQ!
Larry and Eddie have earned themselves a copy of “The Last Road Race” by Richard williams, the story of the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix- perfect reading for those lads!
Watch out for more competitions coming soon on Motorsport.ie