June 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick
Stephen & Susanne are condident despite the challenge of taking on their most competitive field yet.
Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year Stephen Wright heads back to Belgium this weekend to take on the challenge of the Geko Ypres Rally in his Peugeot 208 R2. The rally is one of the most popular on the European continent and has attracted a stellar entry including over 40 cars in the R2 category alone and will provide a stern test for... [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...]
November 14, 2013 by Daniel McKenna
Daniel will tackle Wales Rally GB in his usual Fiesta before changing to his Citroen DS3 R3T for 2014.
Daniel, co-driver Arthur Kierans and his team are in the final stages of preparation for their first ever World Rally, Wales Rally GB this weekend. The recently crowned Pirelli Star Driver will use his Scanbitz Ltd and Ravenol Motoroil supported Ford Fiesta R2 on the mammoth event and is relishing the challenges he will face over the four days of competition. Daniel... [Read more...]
October 22, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
McKenna's prize is a full BRC season in 2014!
Congratulations to the current holder of the Billy Coleman Award, Daniel McKenna, who has just been announced as the winner of the 2013 Pirelli Star Driver competition in the UK. The prize drive consists of a fully funded drive in a Citroen DS3 in the 2014 British Rally Championship. During the two-day shootout at the Sweet Lamb motorsport complex... [Read more...]
September 28, 2013 by Daniel McKenna
McKenna does not need any heroics to win the title with two rounds to run.
Daniel, co-driver Arthur Kierans and his team are making the goal of securing another win with The Scanbitz Ltd and Ravenol Motoroil supported Ford Fiesta R2 in the Trakrod Rally of Yorkshire this weekend. Although Daniel has a 7 point lead in the BRC Rally 2 category, over main title rival Steve Rokland, he will not be playing the full championship... [Read more...]
July 25, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
23 year old Wright is now a contender for the coveted Billy Coleman Award from Motorsport Ireland
Stephen Wright has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in May and June. The 23 year-old from Newbliss, Co Monaghan, won the Group N Production Car class in both the Donegal International Rally and round 3 of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, the Cavan Stages Rally, taking... [Read more...]
June 26, 2013 by Daniel McKenna
McKenna intends to conduct a gravel test before heading to Scotland.
Ahead of the 3rd round of the BRC, the Scottish rally in Dumfries on the 29th of June, there has been much speculation about what direction the most recent winner of the prestigious Pirelli Star Driver (PSD) nomination would take for the remainder of the championship. Daniel had plans on the back burner that if he were to secure a PSD nomination in... [Read more...]
May 27, 2013 by DMK Motorsport
Daniel and Stephen Hagan in Action on the Cavan Stages Rally. Photo by Barry Mc Caul.
After an encouraging start to the 1st round of the BRC, the Pirelli RBF rally on the gravel roads of the Kielder forest complex, Daniel and Co-Driver Arthur Kierans are really looking forward to the sealed surface of the Jim Clark rally, the 2nd round of the BRC in Kelso, Scotland. The pair finished the final leg of the Pirelli rally setting the pace... [Read more...]
April 30, 2013 by Simon Moss
Daniel McKenna. Image from Jakob Ebrey
For the second time of asking this year, preparations for Daniel and Co-Driver Arthur Kierans on their approach to the 1st round of the British Rally Championship (BRC) has all been completed and the duo are pumped up and raring to get tackling the massive challenge that is the BRC. The unusual weather that Ireland and the UK have been experiencing... [Read more...]
March 30, 2013 by Daniel Mc Kenna
Daniel and Arthur in action in the OMC 5 Mile Town forest rally. Photo: Richard Cassidy
All systems are go for Daniel and Co-Driver Arthur Kierans on their approach to the 1st round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales. After a highly successful fundraiser over the past number of months to help Daniel and his team in their BRC endeavours and securing a number of new sponsors Daniel and... [Read more...]