Bishopscourt ITCC Blog- with Erik Holstein

May 13, 2014 by Erik Holstein  

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Erik heads for yet another ITCC win, shadowed as ever by Dave O'Brien's E46 M3. Image from

Hard to believe we’re already half way through the 2014 ITCC season and we are only in May! Last weekend saw the troops trek up to Bishopscourt for some flat out action. Everybody loves the circuit, and the track and grounds were in pristine condition on our arrival. Murray Motorsport had given the M3 something of a mini overhaul since the last... [Read more...]

“The story so far – Rounds 1 & 2 of the ITCC Championship”- with Dave O’Brien

March 20, 2014 by Dave O'Brien  

It was this close all weekend! Image from

Last year I did not have a spare minute to even think about writing a blog about my experience in the ITCC 2013 championship.  A newly built car with a few issues required all of my time and attention! So I decided I would make an effort this year to give everyone a little insight as to how the little E46 saloon came about.  This blog will provide... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with new ITCC Champion, Erik Holstein

July 30, 2013 by Erik Holstein  

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The former showjumper leaps over the Kirkistown chicane! Image from Con Connolly.

Last weekend saw the ITCC return to Kirkistown for Round 7/8 of our championship. I have not been there for years, so it took a few laps to ‘keep it lit’ down through Debtors kink. The M3 is fairly travelling at that point, and it certainly seems a sharper corner than when I was in a Fiat Punto!! The tyres we were on were well knackered... [Read more...]

ITCC and FF1600 to star at Kirkistown!

July 20, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

the Irish Touring Cars are coming to Kirkistown
ITCC is coming to Kirkistown!

TOURING CAR racing is increasing in popularity with the BTCC and the World Series, nearer home is the ITCC (Irish Touring Car Championship) and on Saturday July 27 the largely Mondello Park based series will be coming to Kirkistown for a championship double header. Erik Holstein and Dave O’Brien drive very rapid BMWs in the series while Rob Butler... [Read more...]

Vee Festival Blog- with Erik Holstein.

July 10, 2013 by Erik Holstein  

Holstein in typical pose, with an armful of opposite lock on. Image from Michael Chester.

Well we are all getting used to the heat now, but racing the M3 in these conditions is like doing a workout in a sauna! Nevertheless, we learnt from the last day that the car was a handful in the heat so Murray´s put a lot of work in since the previous round to improve the car’s stability and it was immediately evident in Friday´s practice sessions.... [Read more...]

Highs & Lows at the Mondello 45- with Erik Holstein.

June 11, 2013 by Erik Holstein  

The Murray Motorsport M3 en route to a win in race two. Image from Michael Chester

Erik (right) grabs the lead as it all kicks off on the run to turn one. Image from Michael Chester. Mondello saw round 5/6 of our Touring Car Championship take place in beautiful weather. It’s the first time I’ve driven the car in hotter weather, and to say it felt different is an understatement! There were a lot of improvements... [Read more...]

An action packed weekend at Bishopscourt- with Erik Holstein

May 24, 2013 by Erik Holstein  

Erik Holstein leads in a VERY wet ITCC race in Bishopscourt © Michael Chester 087 8072295 © Michael Chester 087 8072295

With the first 2 race meetings now completed, the 2013 ITCC season is well up and running. Having missed Bishopscourt last year, I was looking forward to what I knew was a great circuit. It didn’t disappoint, with proper fast corners which are rare on race circuits in Ireland. It was great to see more cars out as well, with a decent grid of ITCC... [Read more...]

Holstein Ready for ITCC Challenge

April 9, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

The ITCC kicks off this weekend at Mondello Park and Holstein's M3 should be a frontrunner.

The M3 has been on a diet and should be even quicker in 2013! Former showjumper Erik Holstein returns to the Irish Touring Car Championship this weekend with his BMW M3, which he debuted in the last two ITCC events of 2012. The car has been to weight watchers over the winter and is now sporting some very well finished, light weight fiberglass panels... [Read more...]

Yokohama ITCC Launch their 2013 Series!

March 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

ITCC's Brian Sexton had Orla Miller on hand to help launch the 2013 Championship

Last Friday, in the Naas Court Hotel (fast becoming THE venue for Motorsport launches), The Irish Touring Car Championship officially launched their 2013 campaign and also made some interesting announcements. They announced that Yokohama would continue to partner the championship this year with Murray Motorsport as the official tyre supplier. Benefits... [Read more...]