Griffin Keen To Get The Party Started

April 12, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Ireland’s Matt Griffin this weekend kicks of his European Le Mans campaign with the Silverstone-based GT team RAM Racing

Ireland’s Matt Griffin this weekend kicks of his European Le Mans campaign with the Silverstone-based GT team RAM Racing. After 15 months of planning and preparation the team will be fielding two Ferrari 458 Italia’s in the LMGTE category of the ELMS series at the Northamptonshire track for drivers Griffin and Johnny Mowlen (no.52) plus Gunnar Jeanette... [Read more...]

Irish GT Ace Signs ELMS Deal

January 30, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Ram Racing's brace of Ferrari 458 Italia's for the European Le Mans Series

Newly established Ram Racing is delighted to announce the signing of Matt Griffin. The Northamptonshire-based Irishman will be joining Johnny Mowlem in one of the team’s new GTE Ferrari 458 Italia’s for the European Le Mans Series, which will be based at a new purpose-equipped facility on the edge of the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire. The... [Read more...]

Griffin confident ahead of Spa 24 hours

July 21, 2012 by Matt Griffin Racing  

Matt will share driving duties in SPA in this Ferrari 458 GT3 with Duncan Cameron, Mike Edmonds and Niki Cadai. Photo: Matt Griffin Racing

Irishman Matt Griffin will head to the Spa 24hr next weekend hoping for a repeat of the 2011 event where he finished on the podium in the pro-am class. The prestigious race, which takes place at the famous Spa Francorchamps circuit, is set to be a thriller with an expected 80 car entry. Griffin will pilot the number 21 Ferrari 458 GT3 for regular team... [Read more...]

Disappointment for Griffin at Le Mans Debut

June 21, 2012 by Matt Griffin Racing  

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Matt in the AF Corse Ferrari 458. Photo: Matt Griffin Racing

GT driver Matt Griffins’ Le Mans debut resulted in an early retirement this weekend after the #81 Ferrari , driven at the time by Piergiuseppe Perazzini , was involved in an incident with the # 8 Toyota while at the hands of Anthony Davidson. After qualifying in 7th position ,Griffin who had hopes of winning the GTE Pro AM, started the legendary 24... [Read more...]

Murphy Prototypes Proud of Performance in 80th ’24 Heures Du Mans’

June 20, 2012 by Emma Buxton  

The Murphy Prototypes team did Ireland proud by leading LMP2 during the night time running. Photo: Murphy Prototypes

Car:  #48 Oreca 03-Nissan Class: LMP2 Total Time:  13:25’07.987 (Hour 15) Best Lap:  3’40.770 (Brendon Hartley, Lap 184) Classification:  DNF (43) Total Laps:   196 (of 233) The Murphy Prototypes team has shown that it is a genuine contender in sports car racing. The young Irish squad maintained the lead of the LMP2 category during... [Read more...]

Series of Problems Hamper Kane’s 24 hour bid

June 19, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

Jonny in the Strakka Racing LMP1HPD ARX-03a

Unfortunately for Comber’s Jonny Kane’s and Strakka Racing this years 80th Le Mans 24 Hours ended in disappointment after a series of unexpected problems hampered their race. The teams build-up to the race had given Kane and the team the top privateer petrol position, after a sensational qualifying session put the Silverstone-based team’s HPD... [Read more...]

Can the Luck Of The Irish Hold For 24hrs?

June 14, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

Murphy Prototypes are just one of 2 teams along with Status Grand Prix flying the flag for Ireland in the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Photo: Murphy Prototypes

Jonny Kane who will compete with Strakka Racing. Photo: Jakob Ebrey This weekend sees the 80th running of the historic sportscar race “Le Mans 24 Hours”, with the most Irish interest there has ever been. The Irish contingent is made up of 2 Irish teams, Murphy Prototypes who will be running Jody Firth, Warren Hughes and Brendon Hartley in... [Read more...]