Stanaway joins Status GP for GP3 Series season

April 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Stanaway has adapted well to the GP3 Series car

New Zealand star Richie Stanaway has been confirmed for a full season in the GP3 Series with the Status Grand Prix team in 2014. The 22-year-old completes the three-car GP3 Series team alongside Nick Yelloly and Alfonso Celis Jr, having driven with Status GP in five official pre-season test days, in which he has been in the Top 10 times on each occasion. An... [Read more...]

Jordan Top of the Class on the Circuit of Ireland!

April 23, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

18 Year old Jordan Hone leaping his way to class victory on the Circuit of Ireland pic-www.roydempster.com

For 18 year old A Level student Jordan Hone, he was truly top of the class on the weekend’s Circuit of Ireland Rally, as he took his Premier Car Parts Nissan Micra to a class nine victory of over eleven minutes! It was Jordan’s first time contesting the Circuit of Ireland, and with eighteen tough stages over two days, it was one of his hardest challenges... [Read more...]

A Happy Easter for Donagh on the Circuit of Ireland!

April 22, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan fly high of the Circuit of Ireland- pic www.kgrallypics.com
Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan fly high of the Circuit of Ireland- pic www.kgrallypics.com

A second place on the Circuit of Ireland Rally was just reward for Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan in their Northgate Vehicle Hire Ford Focus WRC, after a hard fought drive. The West Cork winners started the event in fine form, taking fastest time on the first stage near Newtownards and maintaining second place until stage four, despite the engine also... [Read more...]

Career-best ERC finish for Barrable after podium finish on the Circuit of Ireland Rally

April 22, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Rob and Stuart celebrate their podium finish in Belfast!

Robert Barrable has scored his first FIA European Rally Championship podium result after finishing a career-best 3rd overall on the Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally (April 17-19) in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5. Co-driven by Stuart Loudon, who was fighting off a sinus infection, the 26-year old Dublin driver pushed... [Read more...]

McGarrity Tops the NI Rally Championship Runners on Circuit of Ireland

April 21, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

Derek McGarrity topped the McGrady Insurance Points in his Mini WRC

Round two of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on the Discover NI Circuit of Ireland Rally, over two days on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The entry was superb with the top Irish Tarmac Rally Championship crews also mixed into the Circuit National Rally action. This was an important factor as... [Read more...]

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes 2014 Launch

April 21, 2014 by Sean Moriarty  

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Launching the cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2014 at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Saturday were from left, Dermot Healy, Clerk of the Course, Paul O'Neill (Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce), Paddy Courtney (Mayor of Killarney) Diarmuid Cronin, Killarney and District Motor Club Chairman, Cathy Healy, Secretary, Jeff Aherne cartell.ie, Brian McArdle, OSI, and Patrick O'Donoghue, Gleneagle Hotel. The 35th Rally of the Lakes will take place in Killarney from May 2nd to May 4th inclusive. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

New roads to compliment some of County Kerry’ s most famous rally stages and a route that incorporates stages that have not been used in ten years are set to make this year’s Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes the most challenging in recent times. The third round of the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship takes place in Killarney... [Read more...]

Shedden snatches victory from Turkington at the last corner in BTCC thriller!

April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Race three at Donington was not only the Civic Tourer's debut win, it was also the first ever BTCC win for an estate car!

Gordon Shedden took a sensational victory in the final race of the weekend at Donington Park after passing the BMW of Colin Turkington at the final corner of the contest. The Scotsman initially made steady progress from fourth on the grid as he slotted behind Turkington and an eye catching battle between old adversaries Jason Plato and Matt Neal. That... [Read more...]

Brave tyre decision just fails to pay off for Karl Leonard!

April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Leonard bravely rolled the dice staying on slicks when the rain came. The gamble didn't pay off, but he still crossed the line fourth and again won his class.

Josh Webster scored an inspired victory in round four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Donington Park this afternoon (Sunday 20 April). In a race that started on a dry track but turned increasingly wet, Webster bravely pitted to change tyres and then swept back to win by a massive margin. Karl Leonard (Team Parker Racing) led the race after Webster... [Read more...]

Tordoff turns the tables on Plato as MGs dominate again. BTCC Race 2 from Donington

April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Tordoff beat teammate Plato to Redgate corner and never looked back!

Sam Tordoff has taken his second ever BTCC victory with a win in race two at Donington Park. His MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save team-mate took a comfortable second place with Gordon Shedden rounding out the podium positions. It was however, a race punctuated by several safety-car periods as from the very first lap there were incidents up and down the field. A... [Read more...]

Plato holds off Tordoff for an MG 1-2 in BTCC Race 1 at Donington!

April 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The MG duo lead the fast starting Turkington with Smith already under attack in fifth.

Jason Plato took a lights-to-flag victory in race one at Donington Park after fending off race long pressure from his MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save team-mate Sam Tordoff. Reigning champion Andrew Jordan battled from seventh on the grid to claim the final place on the podium. Plato made a solid getaway and defended into Redgate from the fast-starting BMW... [Read more...]

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