April 29, 2014 by Colm Doherty
As Senna wrung the neck of the Lotus, equally, the Brands Hatch circuit seemed to strain itself to contain him....
“The most important thing for all of us is to keep the good moments, and keep the happiness that we had together” Ayrton Senna. Approaching the 20th anniversary of the loss of Ayrton Senna brings to mind one of those “good moments”. This one was in 1986, on a majestic track long since spurned by B.Ecclestone. I was lucky enough... [Read more...]
Three podium finishes and a Championship lead for Watson after Ginetta GT4 Supercup opening weekend at Brands Hatch
April 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Watson on his way to a strong win in race one in his Westland Ginetta GT4. Image from Jakob Ebrey.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Watson’s challenge for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup title got off to the best possible start this weekend when he won the first race and then followed that up with a second and third spot in the following two races at Brands Hatch in Kent. The three podium finishes across the weekend gives the young driver an impressive 93 points... [Read more...]
March 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Colin Turkington drove superbly all weekend to end up third in the standings, 4 points off leader Jordan
Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan enjoyed a stellar start to his title defence after scoring lights-to-flag victories in the opening two rounds of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch. The reigning champion didn’t have it all his own way, however, as the eBay Motors BMW of Colin Turkington took the honours in the final... [Read more...]
March 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Aron and his BMR Passat CC- can this combination spring a few surprises in 2014?
Well, we’ll all be stuck to ITV4 this weekend as the 2014 BTCC series kicks off at Brands Hatch. The big news, at least for Irish fans, is that Aron Smith has made some pretty comprehensive changes for this season. Having left Motorbase after two successful seasons, Aron has teamed up with Team BMR for 2014. Team Who? Exactly! Team BMR joined... [Read more...]
January 2, 2014 by The Irish Daily Star (John Kenny)
Murray capped a successful debut FF1600 year with a fantastic Formula Ford Festival win in Brands Hatch, before being crowned MI Young Driver of the Year!
Motorsport Ireland have been asked by the Motorsport Association (MSA), the governing body of British Motorsport, to impose a six month suspension on Niall Murray, the newly crowned Dunlop/Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the year. The 18 year old was crowned the 2013 Young Racing Driver of the Year earlier this month (December), an award which... [Read more...]
October 31, 2013 by P1 Digital
A delighted Niall Murray poses with wreath & trophy after the final! Image from JayTee Photographic
Former Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion Niall Murray embarked on the biggest challenge of his career so far last weekend when he made the trip to Brands Hatch for the famous Formula Ford Festival. An event that has been previously won by Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Northern Ireland’s Eddie Irvine- all of whom went on to become winners in F1, it... [Read more...]
October 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Niall proudly holds the Neil Shanahan Trophy aloft on the Brands Hatch Podium after his impressive Festival win! Image from JayTee Photographic
Wayne Boyd’s Facebook post showing his novel method of making sure his boots were dry for the final! It was always going to be a strong Festival for the Irish contingent this year. We have a group of extremely quick drivers in the class at the moment, both North and South of the border. Pre event testing seemed to back up this theory, with most... [Read more...]
October 18, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Kevin O'Hara is one of the many Irish drivers capable of challenging for victory at the Formula Ford Festival
Mondello Park is delighted to announce that Mondello.TV, the Live Streaming TV channel run by the Irish circuit, is set to go International as it crosses the Irish sea to broadcast selected races, Live from the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, Kent, on Sunday, October 27th. Joining Mondello.TV in making its first overseas foray will be the Patch... [Read more...]
December 24, 2012 by Jonny McMullan
A mix of highs and lows in FF1600 in 2012, the aim for 2013 is to move to the USA! Photo: Raceline Photography
In 2012 for the second year we were going to be driving the NI Radiator Services Mondiale 89s in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship! From a very good end to the 2011 season we went into the new season feeling confident about the year ahead! It started well and in March at the first round we started the new season with a bang winning... [Read more...]
November 14, 2012 by Stephen Daly
Stephen at the wheel of his RAY Formula Ford in Mondello Park earlier this year. Photo: Con Connolly
Hi all, I was back to basics racing the FF1600 again but this time across the water in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch UK. The Formula Ford Festival is one of the most prestigious races in the calendar. Drivers from across the world come to contest and win at the Festival. The Festival in previous years had been the hardest race of the year... [Read more...]