May 18, 2013 by Cregor Elliot
Cregor and Con enjoyed their trip north!
Ah isn’t it just great that racing is back. This year saw a later start in the year than most recent times this is probably a good thing given the weather in Ireland the past few weeks. Con Connolly picked me up at 6am (I’d say bright and early but it was still dark) for the drive to Kirkistown that went through frost glistening fields and... [Read more...]
May 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
The new arrival at the Breezemount workshops!
Apologies for some passing of time since my last blog as my proverbial plate just seems to get bigger, however I’m not complaining when on that plate is the finest of Italian cuisine to be washed down by Super Tuscan red, it’s just a matter finding room for the intake of an extra course and hope I can fit it all in. Of course what I’m actually... [Read more...]
May 15, 2013 by P1 Digital
A strong weekend from Adam McAuley put him into a joint championship lead coming home!
After outqualifying the entire grid by over one second, Adam Macaulay took his first ever win by dominating Round 3 of the Crowne Plaza National Formula Vee Championship at a damp Bishopscourt. Despite a brief challenge at the first corner by the fast starting Kevin Grogan, Macaulay in his Newsome Racing assisted Sheane pulled out a comfortable lead... [Read more...]
May 15, 2013 by P1 Digital
Murray is already making his mark in FF1600
Niall Murray approached Bishopscourt confident of a strong weekend for rounds two and three of the All Ireland Formula Ford Championship. After an encouraging performance in the official pre-event test, Murray was aiming for at least one race win and to leave the weekend second in the championship. The weekend would not start out so well for the young... [Read more...]
May 15, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Status Grand Prix made headway with all-important tyre management in the second race of the GP3 Series season opener at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. At this, the first GP3 race weekend with the brand-new, 400bhp, second-generation cars, all the teams found it a big challenge to maintain tyre performance throughout the races thanks to the... [Read more...]
May 13, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Erik Holstein leads in a VERY wet ITCC race in Bishopscourt © Michael Chester 087 8072295
LEINSTER M C/BARC RACE MEETING AT BISHOPSCOURT, CO DOWN (ROUNDS OF MOTORSPORT IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS): FORMULA FORD 1600 RACE 1 (12 laps): 1 Ivor McCullough (Van Diemen RF00) 16m 13.91s, 80.91 mph, 2 Niall Murray (Van Diemen RF99) 16m 14.80s, 3 Sean Doyle (Van Diemen RF91) 16m 21.79s, 4 Rob Barrable (Van Diemen) 16m 24.03s, 5 Jonny McMullan... [Read more...]
May 10, 2013 by Tony Gregory
L-R Stevie Sands, Stuart Parker, Philip Shields, Richard Lyons. Image from Thornpics.
Last Saturday 4th May Dromore racing car driver Philip Shields added the Libre Saloon class record to his outright (and Formula Libre) lap record at Kirkistown Race circuit North Down. The original 8 race program was made up of karts, sports cars and saloon GT’s and with no single seater racing it was Shield’s Spanish built 2.0t SEAT Supercopa Cup... [Read more...]
May 10, 2013 by Paul Grogan
Niall's Formula Ford being loaded at Murray Motorsport in Dublin for the trip to Bishopscourt
Former British Ginetta Junior Race Winner Niall Murray is looking forward to the next round of the Irish Formula Ford 1600 championship at Bishopscourt this weekend. A debut visit to the Downpatrick venue for Formula Ford provides a level playing field for all concerned. Due to local area restrictions, testing has always been at a premium at the circuit... [Read more...]
May 4, 2013 by Marc Quinlivan
TOCA visited Donington and Marc was there to capture all the action!
The British Touring Car Championship has been running, in one form or another, since 1958 and is now the UK’s biggest motor racing championship. Those of us old enough to remember the series when it was in its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s will remember names like John Cleland, Will Hoy, Frank Biela, Rickard Rydell, Alain Menu, Tim Harvey... [Read more...]
May 3, 2013 by Mark Twomey
Image from JayTee Photographic
At last the wait is finally over and the 2013 race season is underway. As usual the weather in Mondello was as miserable and unpredictable as ever. After a dry Saturday morning testing the rain came just as qualifying began. The Global GT Lights qualifying was the last session to run and as the afternoon qualifying sessions progressed the rain eased... [Read more...]