July 25, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Niall Murray will be hoping to add to the 5 wins he has already scored this year at the Northern Ireland venue.
There is an action packed programme at Kirkistown for the July Car Race Meeting which takes place on Saturday 26th comprising of ten races with a mix of single seaters, saloons,GTs, Roadsports and Strykers. The battle for the top honour in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship continues with a double header and with a commanding lead is... [Read more...]
July 8, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
Jim Hutcheson's Spaceframe Mk 1 Escort had a great scrap with Connaire Finn's Ginetta.
It’s unusual to be making only the first trip of the year to Kirkistown at the end of June but that’s the way the calendar worked out this year so on the longest day of the year I was headed north. Having been unable to secure a lift on the Saturday morning it was out with the bike for a 7am start. Good time was made despite a stop for fuel near... [Read more...]
May 26, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Fiestas have a championship double header at Kirkistown on Saturday 31 May
A mix of the old and the new at the May Car Race meeting at Kirkistown organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Saturday 31May is the date. Race cars from yesteryear, Historic Formula Juniors, Elva, Lola, Gemini, Alexis, Bandini and Stanguellini will take to the County Down track and the last time a Stanguellini appeared in Northern Ireland... [Read more...]
April 27, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Niall Murray starred with two poles, two wins and two fastest laps in FF1600 yesterday!
Formula Ford 1600 (16 laps) 1 Niall Murray (Van Diemen LA10) 16m 35.73s (87.48mph); 2 Adrian Pollock (Van Diemen DP08) +6.79s; 3 Noel Dunne (Van Diemen RF01); 4 Alan Davidson (Mondiale M89S); 5 Chris Paul (Van Diemen RF97); 6 Andrew Noble (Van Diemen JL12K). Fastest lap Murray 1m 01.26s (88.85mph) Pole Murray. Starters 14. Race two (11 laps) 1... [Read more...]
March 22, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Formula Ford tops the programme at the Kirkistown season opener
THE 2014 Northern Ireland motor racing season gets into gear at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 29 March and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland will have an eight race programme. Topping the programme a double header for Formula Ford 1600 which will count for not only the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship but also the All Ireland Formula Ford... [Read more...]
July 29, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
Cregor sets off on his lap- Image from Steve Hawthorne.
It’s been a while, but the inimitable Cregor Elliott has got the bike out for another of his brilliant “On Yer Bike” pieces exclusively for Motorsport.ie This time, the famous Kirkistown Circuit, steeped in history, played host to Cregor’s bike for a wonderful insight into the history and development of Ireland’s fastest... [Read more...]
July 29, 2013 by P1 Digital
Murray at speed through the Kirkistown chicane. Photo: Steve Hawthorn
May’s Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing driver of the Month Niall Murray left Mondello Park disappointed after a challenging weekend at the Kildare venue. With a brace of fifth place finishes, Murray has shown so far this season that despite being a Formula Ford rookie, he is easily capable of being a podium regular. Niall made the trip to Kirkistown... [Read more...]
July 20, 2013 by Ian Lynas
ITCC is coming to Kirkistown!
TOURING CAR racing is increasing in popularity with the BTCC and the World Series, nearer home is the ITCC (Irish Touring Car Championship) and on Saturday July 27 the largely Mondello Park based series will be coming to Kirkistown for a championship double header. Erik Holstein and Dave O’Brien drive very rapid BMWs in the series while Rob Butler... [Read more...]