April 17, 2014 by Sean Doyle
Sean in his FF1600 Race Car.
This season I am supported by Nissan Ireland in their Nissan Generation Next program. This program is to help driven individuals with big plans for the future. I was selected as a part of the program after Nissan Ireland had a corporate week in Mondello Park late in 2012. As a driving instructor in Mondello, I drove the very exciting Nissan Juke-R... [Read more...]
April 17, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Image from Raceline Photography
Last Saturday 12th April 2014 saw the 25th running of Croft Hillclimb Holywood, Co Down, under the stewardship of the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI. With the sprinting season already underway this ever popular event gave Ulster’s hillclimbing fraternity their first competition action of the year, playing host to Round 1 of the 2014 ANICC Millers... [Read more...]
April 16, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Grogan's Avanti Sport Leastone on the way to an impressive win!
After the long winter break, the National Formula Vee championship started at Mondello Park last weekend with Kevin Grogan taking the spoils in a very close Crowne Plaza Dundalk National Formula Vee raceReigning champion Adam Macaulay had been very strong in pre-season testing and duly qualified his Sheane on pole with Jimmy Furlong lining up beside... [Read more...]
April 15, 2014 by Richard Livingston
The CRL backed Fiesta in the middle of the pack at Ford Corner. Image from Con Connolly
Seconds out Round 2!!! At the Patch Fiesta/Mondello Fiesta Zetec Championship. After a frantic day of running around collecting bits, petrol, new trolley jack, getting a tool box mounted on the trailer, wrapping all the breakable spare headlights, car loaded up and the straps checked for tightness for the …enth time I managed to get settled down to... [Read more...]
April 15, 2014 by Jamie Masterson
Jamie hard at work on the way out of Ford Corner.... Image from James Foley
Well, that’s the first round of the Adelaide Masters series from Mondello Park over, and what an enjoyable weekend it turned out to be! I had been down testing on the Wednesday at Woolsey Coulter’s ART day which had left me brimming with confidence rolling into the first round, I was chuffed with how the bike felt and was pretty happy with how... [Read more...]
April 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Patch Fiestas again have the biggest grids for this weekend but some of the other classes have grown too! Image from Con Connolly
I can’t believe we are on the eve of the second car race meeting of the season already. The Mondello Champion of Mondello Series’ kicked off at the new March meeting last month and continues at this one, but it also sees many of the National Championships starting their own championships. The Crowne Plaza Dundalk Formula Vee title chase... [Read more...]
April 10, 2014 by Dave Mint
The Motorsport.ie Formula Sheane which O'Hara will drive for the 2014 season.
O’Hara is the Vee lap record holder at Mondello and a proven FF1600 winner- can he carry this form into Formula Sheane? With just a couple of days to go to the opening round of the Formula Sheane championship, it has been revealed that 2013 Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara will challenge for the Champion of Mondello... [Read more...]
April 9, 2014 by Laura Conlan
Marty and David Moynihan kick up dust in the Hancook/TigerRisk backed Fiesta R5
The Northern Irish driver and his Cork based navigator, David Moynihan, kicked off their first World Rally Championship programme at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta R5 backed by Korean tyre giant Hankook and innovative insurance expert TigerRisk. It proved to be a rally of firsts for the former British Junior Champion as he turned his hand to his first gravel... [Read more...]
Another strong WRC-2 points-scoring finish for Barrable after surviving Rally Portugal war of attrition
April 8, 2014 by Paul Evans
Flying High- Barrable was satisfied with his performance on his return to gravel.
On his first gravel rally in almost five months, Robert Barrable scored another strong points-scoring finish with 6th in WRC-2 and 16th overall in his Tunnock’s World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 on the gruelling Rally Portugal. This was the first time that the 26-year old Irish driver had ever returned to a round of the FIA World Rally Championship,... [Read more...]
April 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Breen in the much talked-about Peugeot 208 T16.
The Fel’s Point Circuit of Kerry Rally was the perfect event for Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen and Peugeot Sport to acclimatize the new 208 T16 to the bumpy tarmac roads of Irish rallying ahead of the upcoming ERC Circuit of Ireland Rally round four of the FIA European Rally Championship 2014. After a day testing in the Kerry Mountains... [Read more...]