September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
August 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
Neal, Jackson and Collard share Knockhill BTCC spoils as Turkington maintains championship advantage
August 25, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
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...]
August 23, 2014 by Ian Lynas
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...]
August 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Goodwood Revival takes place from 12-14 September
Where else in the world can you see a full scale model of Stonehenge, the largest gathering of Jaguar D-types and Mods and Rockers duking it out on Brighton Pier without leaving the confines of a racing track? At the Goodwood Revival of course, which takes place from 12 – 14 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Keen to save motorists from the... [Read more...]
August 21, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
A great action shot of Darragh Daly in action at Mondello Park by Con Connolly.
Darragh Daly from Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for July, for his performances in the Formula Libre class at the wheel of a Formula Renault Tatuus. At Mondello Park on July 12/13, the 22 year-old finished third in both of the Libre races, having already taken a win and a third place in Irish... [Read more...]
August 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Having already won at the venue, Faulkner is confident of a stromg showing at the Virginia International Raceway.
Donegal Porsche driver, Damien Faulkner returns to the Virginia International Raceway, US, where he had a win last year, to compete in the Oak Tree Grand Prix this Sunday 24th August. This is his 9th race in the new North American super series – the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and he’s the only Irish driver competing in the whole... [Read more...]
August 19, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The former World Karting Champion is confident of a strong showing in the second half of the season.
This is your first year of racing in single-seaters after competing in karts, how are you finding the transition? Single-seater racing is really different to karting and, as a result, the transition between the two is very big. Many drivers say it’s the biggest transition between levels that you’ll experience in racing. The main differences you... [Read more...]
August 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite showing impressive pace, luck was not on Eastwood's side at Silverstone
Despite showing tremendous pace at the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Charlie Eastwood was denied the results at the Silverstone round after a mixture of issues in rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the series. He was tapped into a spin in the first race of the weekend, fell victim to a tyre lottery in race two, and failed to make the grid for... [Read more...]