March 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Barrable at speed during the Rallye Monte Carlo in the Tunnocks Fiesta R5
Circuit of Ireland Rally organisers have confirmed that this year’s startline will include high profile FIA WRC 2 competitor, Dublin’s Robert Barrable who is set to contest the Circuit’s international rally, the fourth round of the 2014 European Rally Championship. Paris based Federation Internationale de l’Automobile have officially signed... [Read more...]
March 6, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Cool FM's Gareth Stewart will be going rallying in 2014
Cool FM breakfast show host, Gareth Stewart will be in at the deep end this season as he experiences the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championship from different perspectives. The Bangor based radio host is keen to compete, and will have his first experience of the sport on the opening round at Bishopscourt on the 15th March. Here... [Read more...]
February 25, 2014 by John Kenny. The Irish Daily Star
Daniel McKenna (right) with co-driver Arthur Kierans flanked by Rebecca Johnson (extreme left) and Stephanie Inglis. Picture: Martin Walsh
Irish rallying has seen the likes of Robert Barrable, Craig Breen, Keith Cronin and Alistair Fisher emerge in recent years from competing on the Irish and British scene onto the European (ERC) and World Rally Championship (WRC) Now they could well be joined by another our emerging talents in 26 year old Monaghan driver Daniel McKenna. McKenna competed... [Read more...]
February 24, 2014 by Andy Walsh
Al Kuwari and Duffy celebrate at the finish line!
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah is used to driving under pressure, but he and Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini were pushed all the way to the finish of a thrilling Qatar International Rally, the opening round of the 2014 Middle East Rally Championships, by fellow countryman Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari on Friday and Saturday last. Separated by just 5.5... [Read more...]
February 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Stephen and Susanne Wright are looking forward to their Belgian Adventure
This weekend marks the beginning of Stephen and Susanne Wright’s European adventure as the pair get ready to tackle the Haspengouw Rally, the opening round of the BFO Belgian Rally Championship Stephen, who is the current Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, is keen to build on his recent successes in Ireland and feels the Belgian championship... [Read more...]
Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle to drive Citroen Rally car in the Paddy Hopkirk Gala Cavalacade this weekend!
February 17, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Meeke, who will drive a Citroen DCS R3, is proud to be associated with the Paddy Hopkirk event.
World Rally Championship stars Kris Meeke and his co-driver Paul Nagle will drive a Citroen DCS R3 rally car in the Paddy Hopkirk Gala Cavalcade, which starts from Stormont at 10.30am on Saturday February 22nd. Kris is proud to be joining the cavalcade. “I’m delighted to be part of the celebrations to mark Paddy’s victory on the Monte... [Read more...]
February 9, 2014 by Jamie Kent
FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 -Sweden Rally - (SWE) - PHOTO : ANDRE LAVADINHO
Within a few hours of stepping off the podium at ERC Rally Liepāja in Latvia Peugeot Rally Academy driver Craig Breen was on a plane en route to his next event WRC Rally Sweden and with only a couple of hours sleep Craig and his co-driver Scott Martin began recce the following morning at 6am. The event got underway on Wednesday evening and began with... [Read more...]
February 6, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Kris Meeke receiving his ANICC Motorsport Award from Alan Drysdale, Chairman of 2 and 4 Wheel Motorsport Steering Group Limited (Guest presenter), Nicky Moffitt, ANICC Secretary and Henry Campbell, Chairman. Image from John O’Neill, Sperrins Photography
Despite being a relatively small country, Northern Ireland has again showed it is bursting with motorsport talent and that was evident at the recently held annual Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs (ANICC) awards evening. With an impressive array of more than 200 trophies, the finest competitors in the country were present at the Armagh City... [Read more...]
January 31, 2014 by Linda Keen
Some of Ireland's top racers have benefited from the Mindmasters courses- now you can join them!
A year ago a group of people came to Mondello Park to learn how to use the full potential of their minds in motorsport with psychotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master practitioner, Linda Keen. It’s fair to say for some of them, the effect was pretty radical as their racing results later produced. So if you feel you need a mental... [Read more...]
January 27, 2014 by Jamie Kent
Craig Breen in the PEUGEOT 207 S2000
Peugeot Rally Academy star driver Craig Breen and his new co-driver Scott Martin will get their new partnership and their 2014 season underway next weekend by taking part in the first of two different rallies, in two in different countries and in two different cars. First up, Craig will get behind the wheel of his regular Peugeot Rally Academy 207 S2000... [Read more...]