Fords and Juniors for April Kirkistown Meeting

April 20, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

NI Sevens in action at Kirkistown
The NI Sevens never fail to entertain at Kirkistown!

THE battle for top honours in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship and stars of the future in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Series will be in action along with a top class programme at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 26 April 2014, organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Two rounds of the Formula Fords which have the support of ex-F1... [Read more...]

Murray Returns to Winning Ways at Kirkistown.

April 3, 2014 by P1 Digital  

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Murray in the Irish Sports Council Van Diemen

Looking to build on his recent podium success in the Champion of Mondello Formula Ford series, 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray headed north to Kirkistown in County Down to kick off his assault on both the Northern Ireland and All Ireland Formula Ford championships coming away with a victory in race one and... [Read more...]

Championship Season Opens at Kirkistown.

March 22, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

Formula Ford tops the programme at the Kirkistown season opener

THE 2014 Northern Ireland motor racing season gets into gear at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 29 March and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland will have an eight race programme. Topping the programme a double header for Formula Ford 1600 which will count for not only the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship but also the All Ireland Formula Ford... [Read more...]

Double Podium for Murray at Mondello Park

March 19, 2014 by P1 Digital  

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Murray at speed in his Irish Sports Council/MI Van Diemen. Image from James Foley

Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray got his 2014 season off to a strong start in the Bernard Dolan prepared Van Diemen Formula Ford in the opening two rounds of the Champion of Mondello Park Formula Ford series finishing second overall in race one followed by third overall in race two. Sunday morning’s wet... [Read more...]

Flying High- with Sean Doyle.

March 18, 2014 by Sean Doyle  

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Autosportpics.com were one of the many photographers who captured the frightening accident in race one!

Going into this weekend I had a good feeling about it. With the first race weekend of the 2014 Champion of Mondello series for FF1600 just over it was for sure a real character building one! I’ll get to that in a minute. On Saturday I only went out for a couple of sessions just to give the car a check over and make sure all was ok for race day. With... [Read more...]

Mondello Park returns to traditional St Patrick’s Weekend season opener.

March 14, 2014 by Fergus Brennan  

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Rob Butler was one fo the few to challenge the BMWs in ITCC in 2013, can the Bavarian machines continue their domination this year?

The 2014 Car Racing season is shaping up to be a good one with the promise of larger grids across many classes, an additional race date and the introduction of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ titles. The aim of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ is to give competitors more chances to race at Mondello Park. To facilitate this, race meetings... [Read more...]

Motormouth’s Season Preview- with Leo Nulty

March 5, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The car everyone is talking about- Brian Fitzpatrick's beautiful SEAT Supercopa. Will he go ITCC or GT?! Image from autosportpics.com

So, just a couple of weeks to go to the start of the racing season- I can’t wait! For race fans, the return to Mondello’s traditional St Patrick’s weekend season opener is fantastic but I suppose it is slightly tougher on competitors and teams, having to have the cars ready a month earlier than in recent years. 2014 already has all... [Read more...]

VIDEO- FF1600 Final from Mondello Park 1993

February 28, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Cuneely, Collier, Duke and Paul ready to go......

With the new “Champion of Mondello” bringing Formula Ford back to Mondello for 2014 the timing of this one is quite good! In the early 90s FF1600 was very strong in Ireland- as can be seen from this grid! Having already run a C and B “Star of Tomorrow” race, the qualifiers battle it out in the “Ford of Ireland”... [Read more...]

Murray ready for 2014 Formula Ford Challenge

February 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Niall Murray will race the Bernard Dolan prepared Motorsport Ireland Van Dieman in 2014

2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2014 Formula Ford Season. Having been awarded a fully funded season in the Motorsport Ireland, Dunlop and Irish Sports Council Van Diemen Formula Ford run by Bernard Dolan, Murray is keen to improve on his debut Formula Ford Season in 2013... [Read more...]

“Long time no see!” – with Niall Murray

February 21, 2014 by Niall Murray  

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Niall at the wheel of his Festival winning Van Diemen.

I feel like it’s been absolutely years since I’ve last written a blog… probably because it has! I’m studying Engineering in Bolton Street and as you may guess it takes up a lot of time, but I promise more of these throughout the year. Well I suppose I’ll start by just giving a brief recap of 2013 As you know it was my first season in single... [Read more...]

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