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...]
May 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
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...]
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...]
March 4, 2013 by Stuart Parker
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...]
February 1, 2013 by Stuart Parker
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...]
January 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
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...]
December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas
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: www.kirkistown.com or by telephone:... [Read more...]
October 18, 2012 by Garry Manning
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...]
October 10, 2012 by Tony Gregory
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...]
September 5, 2012 by Tony Gregory
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...]