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...]

Details of 2014 “Champion of Mondello” FF1600 Series announced by Mondello Park

January 29, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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FF1600 has great history at Mondello Park and are fans excited to see it coming back!

Mondello Park has announced further details of its new for 2014, ‘Champion of Mondello’ Formula Ford Series. The Championship, which will be promoted by the circuit alongside the existing Irish Championships, is designed to bring the still highly popular Formula Fords back to Mondello on a more regular basis. The re-introduced single seater... [Read more...]

Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

Formula Ford “taster” day to run at Mondello ahead of new “Champion of Mondello” series in 2014!

November 20, 2013 by Mondello Park  

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Noel Dunne leads a typcial Formula Ford battle back in 2005.

Following on from the success of similar initiatives with the Patch Tyres Fiesta Championship and OPH GT Championship in 2013, Mondello Park will introduce the ‘Champion of Mondello’ series for Formula Ford in 2014. As part of their efforts to revitalise this still popular breeding ground for future motor racing stars, a Formula Ford ‘Taster... [Read more...]

O’Hara takes Kirkistown Formula Ford victory!

June 3, 2013 by Paul Grogan  

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Kevin took a superb race 2 victory breaking the McCullough winning streak. Photo: Craig Elliott

Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara made the trip to Kirkistown last weekend for rounds five and six of the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship. Having endured a troubled start to the season so far where Kevin’s immense pace hadn’t rewarded him with the results he deserved, O’Hara in his Bernard... [Read more...]

Murray looking forward to Bishopscourt challenge

May 10, 2013 by Paul Grogan  

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Niall's Formula Ford being loaded at Murray Motorsport in Dublin for the trip to Bishopscourt

Former British Ginetta Junior Race Winner Niall Murray is looking forward to the next round of the Irish Formula Ford 1600 championship at Bishopscourt this weekend. A debut visit to the Downpatrick venue for Formula Ford provides a level playing field for all concerned. Due to local area restrictions, testing has always been at a premium at the circuit... [Read more...]

SuperSeries Heads to Kirkistown

March 31, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

the reigning Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion Ivor McCullough one of the leading entries at Kirkistown
Reigning Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion Ivor McCullough one of the leading entries at Kirkistown

THE 2013 motor racing circuit at Kirkistown circuit gets off on a high note on Saturday 6 April with the opening rounds of three major Formula Ford Championships, including the SuperSeries which will be featured at circuits around the UK with one round in France at Le Mans. The Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship which proved so competitive last... [Read more...]

Murray makes single seater switch for 2013

March 15, 2013 by Paul Grogan  

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Niall was a regular front runner in Ginetta Junior for the past 2 seasons and will aim to carry this form into Fomula Ford. Photo: Jakob Ebrey

2012 Ginetta Junior Championship front runner Niall Murray looks set for a new challenge in 2013 as he moves to the re-energised Irish Formula Ford Championship. The Ginetta Junior star has enjoyed two seasons racing on the UK’s top National stage with huge success along the way. Returning to Family-run team Murray Motorsport, Niall is hoping... [Read more...]

Kevin O’Hara: The racing season is getting closer!

March 3, 2013 by Kevin O'Hara  

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Kevin with Richard Warbrick of Dunlop collecting his award for becoming the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year

After a long winter finally the days are getting a little longer and the weather is starting to improve which thankfully means the start of the racing season is getting closer. Luckily for me I have a lot to look forward to this season after being announced as the winner of the Young Racing Driver of the Year Award thanks to Motorsport Ireland, Dunlop... [Read more...]

Jonny McMullan: Hoping To Cross The Pond for 2013!

December 24, 2012 by Jonny McMullan  

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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...]

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