60 seconds with Tommy Byrne

February 15, 2013 by Leo  

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Tommy recalls the race of his life as a celebrity race at Snetterton in 1982

Name: Tommy Byrne Age: 54 Occupation: Driver Coach Instructor Road Car: Mazda Miata Crashed & Byrned is a book about Tommy’s life as a racing driver Dream Road Car: Porsche GT3R Race of My Life: Celebrity Race at Snetterton 1982 Biggest Supporter: John McCambridge Favourite Food: Mince meat and mash potatoes It’s Motorsport.ie’s round-... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Matt Griffin

February 8, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Matt Griffin has recently signed a deal that will see him join Ram Racing for the European Le Mans Series

Name: Matt Griffin Age: 30 Occupation: Racing Driver GT Road Car: Mercedes 250 CDI Dream Road Car: Ferrari 288 GTO or Lancia Delta Race Car: Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Dream Race Car: Italian Race of My Life: 2008 International GT Open, driving AF Corse’s 430 GT2. Went from 18th to the lead on the last lap Biggest Supporter: Robin Mortimer Favourite... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Conor Daly

January 14, 2013 by Leo  

Conor Daly
Conor behind the wheel of the No.14 ABC Supply Honda IndyCar at a test at Sebring International Raceway late last year

Name: Conor Daly Age: 21 Occupation: Driver Road Car: Subaru STI Dream Road Car: Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Race Car: GP3 Dream Race Car: F1 Race of My Life: Barcelona Race 2 GP3 2012 Biggest Supporter: My Family Favourite Food: Pizza Favourite Restaurant: Fogo de Chao Tell us something interesting about yourself? I want to race/drive with Ken Block someday  Read More →

60 seconds with Damien Faulkner

January 11, 2013 by Leo  

Damien leaves the pits in his Porsche GT3 Cup car. Photo: damienfaulkner.com

Name: Damien Faulkner Age: 35 Occupation: Racing Driver Road Car: Audi A3 Dream Road Car: Porsche Carrera GT Race Car: Porsche GT3 Cup Dream Race Car: One with Air Conditioning! Race of My Life: Sebring 12 hour 2011 Biggest Supporter: Family Favourite Food: Italian Favourite Restaurant: My financee’s kitchen! It’s Motorsport.ie’s round- what... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Brian Hearty

December 4, 2012 by Leo  

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In 2012, Brian Hearty claimed his 9th championship title, can he make in 10 in 2013!?

Name: Brian Hearty Age: 61 Occupation: Haulier Road Car: BMW M3 & Merc C220 Coupé Dream Road Car: Aston Martin DB9s Race Car: Formula Sheane Dream Race Car: Jordan 192 Race of My Life: August 2010- My second race in the current car in Kirkistown. Great race with Anton Savage and Kevin Sheane- and managed to win it! Biggest Supporter: Joe McArdle Favourite... [Read more...]

60 seconds with David Sheane

November 27, 2012 by Leo  

David Sheane
David behind the wheel of his 1975 Sheane Formula Vee on his racing return at the Formula Vee Festival earlier this year in Mondello Park. Photo: Con Connolly

Name: DavidSheane Age: 67 Occupation: Engineer Road Car: 1995 VW Golf Dream Road Car: Ferrari Race Car: 1975 Sheane Formula Vee, amongst others! Dream Race Car: 2007 Williams FW29 Race of My Life: Kirkistown 1984- great race until I rolled! Best Supporter: Evelyn, “the wife” Favourite Food: Chicken Curry. Favourite Restaurant: Berties Bistro,... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Paul McMorran

November 20, 2012 by Leo  

A superb looking Crossle 9s sitting in the workshop. Photo: Raceline Photography

Name: Paul McMorran Age: 54 Occupation: MD, Crosslé Cars. Formerly drilling engineer and executive in the oil industry, based in various countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Road Car: Land Rover Discovery Paul McMorran, the proud new owner of Crossle Cars. Photo: Raceline photography Dream Road Car: Lamborghini Miura SV Racecar: Various... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Grzegorz Kalinecki

November 16, 2012 by Leo  

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Grzegorz and his sportchip.ie team had a fantastic season in the British Retro Rallycross Championship this season. Photo: myrally.ie

Name: Grzegorz Kalinecki Age: 43 Occupation: Mechanic Road Car: Iveco van Grzegorz on the top step of the podium! Photo: myrally.ie Dream Road Car: Audi RS3 Race Car: Lancia Delta HF Integrale Dream Race Car: Lancia Delta S5 Group B or Audi S1 Group B Race of My Life: Race of Champions 2001 in Poland Biggest Supporter: My girlfriend Marlena Other Interests:... [Read more...]

60 seconds with John O’Hara

September 4, 2012 by Leo  

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John leading Vivian Daly and the rest of the Formula Europa grid into the first corner at Mondello Park. John went on to win the last ever running of that championship and also the Leinster Trophy. Photo: Con Connolly

Name: John O’Hara Age: 33 Occupation: Working for KC Motorgroup Ltd Road Car: Toyota Fortuner Race of My life: Can’t remember Best race car: Dallara Toyota F301 Dream race car: Mclaren MP4/8 Dream Road Car: Ford RS200 Other Interests: Irish Formula Vee Biggest Supporter: LOH & MOH Favourite Food: MOH’s shepards pie Favourite restaurant:... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Noel Kavanagh

August 18, 2012 by Leo  

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Noel at the wheel of his MGB

Name: Noel Kavanagh Age: Bus pass qualified Occupation: Retired accountant Road Car: Volvo V70 Race of My life: 1st ever 24 hour 2CV race in torrential rain at Mondello Park in 2002 – a one off experience Best race car: 250 GTO Ferrari Dream race car: DBR1 Aston Martin Dream Road Car: DB9 Aston Martin Other Interests: Rugby and chilling out in... [Read more...]

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