Abrakerabra Formula Ford Festival Blog- with Sean Doyle.

June 11, 2014 by Sean Doyle  

Standing on the Abrakebabra Podium after a tough but enjoyable final. Image from JayTee Photographic.

Coming into this weekend we were confident, having had a strong performance in Kirkistown the previous week after a long 10 week absence from the seat- unlike most of the drivers on the FF1600 grid. Still trying to gain back lost seat time this season! With the Champion of Mondello series continuing on, we had round 3&4 on Saturday with qualifying... [Read more...]

MI Young Driver Murray may face 6 month ban!

January 2, 2014 by The Irish Daily Star (John Kenny)  

Murray capped a successful debut FF1600 year with a fantastic Formula Ford Festival win in Brands Hatch, before being crowned MI Young Driver of the Year!

Motorsport Ireland have been asked by the Motorsport Association (MSA), the governing body of British Motorsport, to impose a six month suspension on Niall Murray, the newly crowned Dunlop/Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the year. The 18 year old was crowned the 2013 Young Racing Driver of the Year earlier this month (December), an award which... [Read more...]

Mondello.TV finishes first year with International Broadcast

November 13, 2013 by Fergus Brennan  

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Patch Tyre Equipment enjoyed Mondello.tv coverage in 2013 and will continue to do so in 2014!

At the end of a very successful first year for Mondello.TV, the live streaming channel owned and run by Mondello Park, broadcast from the UK for the first time during October and is now looking forward to a bigger and better 2014. Mondello.TV began broadcasting in early 2013 and has streamed live footage from all Car Race meetings at the Kildare venue... [Read more...]

Murray Joins The Greats!

October 31, 2013 by P1 Digital  

A delighted Niall Murray poses with wreath & trophy after the final! Image from JayTee Photographic

Former Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion Niall Murray embarked on the biggest challenge of his career so far last weekend when he made the trip to Brands Hatch for the famous Formula Ford Festival. An event that has been previously won by Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Northern Ireland’s Eddie Irvine- all of whom went on to become winners in F1, it... [Read more...]

“Murray Walks Her!”- Formula Ford Festival 2013- with Leo Nulty.

October 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Niall proudly holds the Neil Shanahan Trophy aloft on the Brands Hatch Podium after his impressive Festival win! Image from JayTee Photographic

Wayne Boyd’s Facebook post showing his novel method of making sure his boots were dry for the final! It was always going to be a strong Festival for the Irish contingent this year. We have a group of extremely quick drivers in the class at the moment, both North and South of the border. Pre event testing seemed to back up this theory, with most... [Read more...]

Graduation Day- with Sean Doyle

October 20, 2013 by Sean Doyle  

The more modern Van Diemen which Sean will race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch

This is Sean’s second visit to Brands. He is pictured here in the older RF91 at the 2012 Festival. Having raced the Van Diemen RF91 all season in Formula Ford, I made to graduation on Wednesday to a newer 2000 chassis in Kirkistown As I write this we are on the road home from Kirkistown in the MCP truck. I’m happy with the progress that... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- Mondello.TV goes International with Formula Ford Festival Broadcast

October 18, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Kevin O'Hara is one of the many Irish drivers capable of challenging for victory at the Formula Ford Festival

Mondello Park is delighted to announce that Mondello.TV, the Live Streaming TV channel run by the Irish circuit, is set to go International as it crosses the Irish sea to broadcast selected races, Live from the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, Kent, on Sunday, October 27th. Joining Mondello.TV in making its first overseas foray will be the Patch... [Read more...]

Jonny McMullan: Hoping To Cross The Pond for 2013!

December 24, 2012 by Jonny McMullan  

A mix of highs and lows in FF1600 in 2012, the aim for 2013 is to move to the USA! Photo: Raceline Photography

In 2012 for the second year we were going to be driving the NI Radiator Services Mondiale 89s in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship! From a very good end to the 2011 season we went into the new season feeling confident about the year ahead! It started well and in March at the first round we started the new season with a bang winning... [Read more...]

Stephen Daly: Back to basics

November 14, 2012 by Stephen Daly  

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Stephen at the wheel of his RAY Formula Ford in Mondello Park earlier this year. Photo: Con Connolly

Hi all, I was back to basics racing the FF1600 again but this time across the water in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch UK. The Formula Ford Festival is one of the most prestigious races in the calendar. Drivers from across the world come to contest and win at the Festival. The Festival in previous years had been the hardest race of the year... [Read more...]

Seán Doyle: Brand Hatch Formula Ford Festival2012

November 9, 2012 by Seán Doyle  

Seán coming up from the famous Paddock Hill bend at Brands Hatch

We arrived at Brands Hatch Circuit Wednesday 25th at 6pm to a wet cold evening. Everyone was telling me about the first Corner ‘Paddock Hill Bend’. Well I just couldn’t wait to get out on track the next day so the first thing I did was to cycle the track. Testing next day started early. After the third session, and great work from Morgan Dempsey,... [Read more...]

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