Craig Breen’s luck still out in Zlin.

September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Craig showed well early on but unfortunately sustained too much damage to continue on SS4.

Following his run of bad luck lately if ever the number three was supposed to be a lucky number you would think that Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen had himself well and truly covered as he began round eight of the FIA European Rally Championship the Barum Czech Rally Zlín (29th-31st August). Although seeded number one for the event the magic... [Read more...]

Tohill Returns to “Special” Loheac.

September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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With the technical problems hoepfully ironed out of the partsforcars.ie Citroen, Derek is hopeful of a good showing at one of his favourite circuits.

Ireland’s only FIA European Rallycross Champion, Derek Tohill, will continue his first season in the headline Supercar division in the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship at the eighth round in Loheac, France next weekend. Tohill has had a year of mixed emotions so far in 2014, but has proven strong pace at a number of events and is hoping... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- John Crosslé Passes Away.

September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Plum Tyndall and John Crosslé at the RIAC last year, where they entralled the audience with some stories from their new book. Image from Michael Chester.

John Crosslé, a man who made a huge contribution to motorsport in Ireland, has passed away over the weekend. The Crosslé Car Company, which John founded back in 1957, produced some incredibly successful cars in many different formulae and disciplines. John’s first cars, as with Colin Chapman’s, were Ford 1172 based specials. The Mark... [Read more...]

Top Class Rally Drivers Compete in the Mullingar Autos Skoda Rallysprint

August 27, 2014 by Mark McLachlan  

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Overall winner Torsten Schmidt, pushing hard in the Mk2 Escort. Image from David McLachlan

Sunday saw some of the midlands top rally drivers compete for points in the Loughransigns Midlands East Rally Championship event held at the Athboy Karting track. The event ran by the local Westmeath and District Motorclub had 33 quality rally cars battling to be the quickest. The spectators were treated to a thrilling battle between Torsten Schmidt... [Read more...]

Status GP’s Stanaway and Yelloly both in top five in second GP3 race at Spa

August 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Despite briefly grabbing the lead, Stanaway, left, had to untimately settle for second.

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway finished in second place after a close battle for victory in the second GP3 Series race at Spa-Francorchamps. New Zealander Stanaway kept the pressure on race winner Alex Lynn – his title rival – during an epic battle as they scorched away from the field. This paid off when Lynn made a mistake and Stanaway briefly... [Read more...]

ERC Peugeot Rally Academy business resumes for Breen.

August 26, 2014 by Jamie Kent  

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Breen at the wheel of the Peugeot 208 T16

It’s hard to believe but its way back in the middle of June since Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen last competed on a rally using the Peugeot 208T16. That was on round six of the European Rally Championship in Belgium at the “Geko Ypres Rally” on asphalt and that’s the surface he’ll make his return to the ERC 2014 on next weekend in... [Read more...]

Neal, Jackson and Collard share Knockhill BTCC spoils as Turkington maintains championship advantage

August 25, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Despite a DNF in race 1, Turkington recovered well and maintained his lead in the 2014 title chase.

The biggest crowd at Knockhill in 15 years witnessed three titanic Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship battles as a trio of drivers took their first wins of the season. Honda Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal fended off the attentions of front-row starter Rob Austin and home hero Gordon Shedden to claim the honours in the opening contest. An action-packed... [Read more...]

Homeground Hat-trick for Murphy & O’Brien on Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally

August 25, 2014 by Greg Shinnors  

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Owen Murphy & James O Brien- winners of the Cork Forestry 2014. Image from Ger Leahy.

The Jim Walsh Memorial Cork Forest Rally based in the Ballyhoura Forest complex on the Cork/ Limerick border took place on Sunday August 24th. The event was the fourth round of the 2014 Valvoline National Forest Rally Championship and is widely regarded as one of the finest gravel rallies in the country. Hosted by Cork Motor Club there was 8 challenging... [Read more...]

Andrew Watson remains in title hunt after eventful race weekend

August 25, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Andrew Watson at the wheel of his Douglas Motorsport Ginetta G55. Image from Jakob Ebrey.

Nineteen-year old Andrew Watson, from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, remains in contention for the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title after another weekend in action. The young driver sits in third place in the drivers championship, chasing down a 92 point lead enjoyed by race leader Charlie Robertson, with just three race weekends remaining. On Saturday,... [Read more...]

BUMPER AUGUST RACE MEETING AT KIRKISTOWN

August 23, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

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A Crosslé 9S leads a typically diverse pack through the Kirkistown chicane.

THE penultimate car race meeting of the 2014 season at Kirkistown takes place on Saturday 30 August and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland has a bumper entry. Single seater racing fans have a treat waiting as there will be double headers for Formula Ford 1600, Irish Formula Vee and Formula Sheane. So far two drivers have been the winners in Formula... [Read more...]

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