Breezemount Motorsport Summer Update- with Stuart Parker

August 20, 2013 by Stuart Parker  

Philip at speed in the GP2 car.

Apparently tarmac starts to get all mushy and change state at around 50 degree Celsius, that’s 122 Fahrenheit to our American friends or 283 Kelvin for our scientific community. I only bring this somewhat pointless fact up as our recent heat wave has indeed been melting tarmac in some parts of the country. Luckily no problems have been spotted on... [Read more...]

Breezemount Motorsport- a new arrival!

May 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker  

Arrival at Breezemount workshop
The new arrival at the Breezemount workshops!

Apologies for some passing of time since my last blog as my proverbial plate just seems to get bigger, however I’m not complaining when on that plate is the finest of Italian cuisine to be washed down by Super Tuscan red, it’s just a matter finding room for the intake of an extra course and hope I can fit it all in. Of course what I’m actually... [Read more...]

Libre Saloon Record Falls To Shields.

May 10, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

L-R Stevie Sands, Stuart Parker, Philip Shields, Richard Lyons. Image from Thornpics.

Last Saturday 4th May Dromore racing car driver Philip Shields added the Libre Saloon class record to his outright (and Formula Libre) lap record at Kirkistown Race circuit North Down. The original 8 race program was made up of karts, sports cars and saloon GT’s and with no single seater racing it was Shield’s Spanish built 2.0t SEAT Supercopa Cup... [Read more...]

Breezemount Motorsport: Pre Season Test Miles

March 4, 2013 by Stuart Parker  

Colin Turkington, Richard Young & Philipm Shields
eBay Motors BTCC driver Colin Turkington with Kirkistown's Richard Young and Breezemount boss Philip Shields

Testing is well underway now that the first buds of spring are showing on the verges of Ards peninsula on route to Kirkistown racing circuit. It’s not a case of just hitting the tarmac, we have a scheduled testing program laid out determined by our objectives for the year, which for us is a concentrated learning curve with the front wheel drive Seat... [Read more...]

Breezemount Motorsport: Winter Hibernation

February 1, 2013 by Stuart Parker  

Awakening the GP2 from hibernation
Awakening the GP2 from hibernation

Just because there isn’t any racing during the off season of winter, doesn’t mean there is no work to be done, just the opposite in fact. The cars are always in need of attention either due to component lifing measures or due to the plain fact that TLC is required to some tired looking parts. Driver safety and car reliability are the number one... [Read more...]

Breezemount Motorsport: You have to love Motorsport to put up with Motorsport!

January 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker  

breezemount motorsport team photo kirkistown
Breezemount Motorsport's Philip Shields (right) and myself on the left with our array of impressive machines for 2012!

What better way to open my new blog with a racing paddock quote ‘you have to love motorsport to put up with motorsport’. It is fair to say that no matter what level you compete or work to, that quote holds true. After all, if you didn’t do it for love there would be no motivation spending late nights preparing cars or reasons for drivers spending... [Read more...]

Kirkistown News December 2012

December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields broke the lap record at Kirkistown this season in his fantastic Breezemount Motorsport GP2, can he further that advantage in 2013? Photo: Raceline Photography

Regulations are now available for the 500 MRCI Single Venue Rally which takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 19 January 2013 and the good news, entry fees are pegged at the 2012 rate. The event will be held over six stages all within the confines of Kirkistown circuit. Regulations can be obtained from the website: or by telephone:... [Read more...]

Daly’s Championship & Double win and Lap Record for Shields

October 18, 2012 by Garry Manning  

Martin Daly at LT 2012
Martin Daly was superb all season in his Formula Renault. Photo: Marcin Lewandowski

Saturday October 6th, was a dry Autumnal day, when the drivers in the 2012 Breezemount Magic Bullet Formula Libre championship lined up at Kirkistown for the last 2 rounds of the 2012 campaign. Qualifying saw the ex I-Sport GP2 car of Philip Shields on pole, followed by championship contender Martin Daly, who had new tyres for the first time this season... [Read more...]

Lap Record Falls At Season Finale

October 10, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

Philip Shields GP2 Kirkistown
Philip behind the wheel of the fantastic looking GP2 Dallara at Kirkistown. Photo: Raceline Photography

Dromore racing driver Philip Shields made history on Saturday 6th October 2012 as he drove his ex i-Sport GP2 single seater Dallara to a new Kirkistown Race Circuit outright lap record. The large crowd at this final race meeting of the season witnessed Shields set a new benchmark of 51.11s breaking Irishman Dan Daly’s previous best of 51.43s. The... [Read more...]

NI Racer Gets Big In Japan

September 5, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

Super GT Okayama pre-season test
Richard behind the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS in the GT300 Class.

Hillsborough born sportscar racer Richard Lyons has just announced a new race deal, which will see him compete in the last 3 remaining races of Japan’s Super GT series and the end of season JAF Grand Prix at Fuji. The deal allows Lyons to compete in this weekends Fuji 300km R6/8 and continues his relationship with Zent Hitotsuyama Racing, driving... [Read more...]