September 27, 2013 by Jake Byrne
Jake at speed in his hastily repaired Global en route to the 2013 title!
The Global GT Lights were racing on Sunday at the Leinster Trophy race weekend. Qualifying turned out to be very wet and a last minute decision was made to put wet tyres on. Unfortunately a brake balance issue prematurely ended my qualifying session in the gravel trap up at Dunlop after a big lock-up! Unfortunately I didn’t complete a lap in qualifying... [Read more...]
September 6, 2013 by Jake Byrne
Pole. two wins and a new lap record- not a bad weekend for Jake Byrne!
After my best weekend of my season so far at Kirkistown in the Global GT Light, I am now finally seeing the results of all of my efforts. Having done some intense training after the last race at Mondello Park in the Global GT Light it proved to be worthwhile!! We headed to Kirkistown for their end of summer race day on the Ards Peninsula. Due to budget... [Read more...]
July 30, 2013 by Jake Byrne
A bad weekend turned good when Jake swapped his FF1600 for a Global GT Light! Image from James Foley.
The plan was simple build on the recent success and performance from Oulton Park prepare the car well, prepare myself well, get everything ready and make a real breakthrough for the weekend in Formula Ford at the Laura Lynn Formula Vee festival. A weight miscalculation – basic and simple and one I won’t make again – causing the car to be underweight... [Read more...]
July 3, 2013 by Mark Twomey
Side by side with Paul Fitzpatrick on the historic Dutch track. Image from Rebecca Mulvey.
Another race weekend approaches, however this one is a little different as it starts on a Thursday. This time we’re off to Zandvoort in Holland. We arrive at the track Thursday afternoon but only to collect our bags from the truck and get back to the hotel. Swiftly followed by a trip to the beach, or more accurately a beach bar. On reflection it... [Read more...]
May 3, 2013 by Mark Twomey
Image from JayTee Photographic
At last the wait is finally over and the 2013 race season is underway. As usual the weather in Mondello was as miserable and unpredictable as ever. After a dry Saturday morning testing the rain came just as qualifying began. The Global GT Lights qualifying was the last session to run and as the afternoon qualifying sessions progressed the rain eased... [Read more...]
November 1, 2012 by Paul Phelan
Sean Doyle in action at Kirkistown
Sean Doyle has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for August, for his achievements during the month. 18 year-old Sean, from Wicklow town, who is driving in the Global Lights class this year, scored two wins at Kirkistown, also recording the fastest lap in race two. Earlier in the year, he had taken a win at Mondello Park as... [Read more...]
October 6, 2012 by Mark Twomey
The collection of Global GT front wing's that largely stayed in one piece! Photo: Mark Twomey
So after the Leinster Trophy meeting in Mondello the season was over. It all goes by too quickly. Reflecting on the season, on one hand it was my worst ever having never set foot on the podium all year, however on the other hand it was quite good my driving had improved considerably, I had managed to get consistant lap times and I got to race on the... [Read more...]
September 8, 2012 by Seán Doyle
Seán leads Team Boss Alan Byrne in Kirkistown coming into the tricky Chicane. Photo: Con Connolly
Bhí sé ag baisteach an oíche ar fad agus bhí a fhios again go rabhamar chun a bheith ar ‘set-up’ fliuch don chéad uair sa séasúr, atá mar mhíorúilt leis an Samhradh atá tar éis a bheith againn in Éirinn! Leath slí tríd an seisiún cáiliúcháin thosaigh an raon ag triomú tar éis tamaill gearr i ndiaidh do na carranna dul tríd... [Read more...]
August 11, 2012 by Mark Twomey
The Global GT Grid of drivers in the Nurburgring, Photo: Reeltech Irish Global Lights
After a relative spur of the moment decision Irish global lights were going racing at the world famous Nurburgring. Racing on such hallowed ground was going to be an adventure in itself, however even getting to the track was an adventure. All forms of transport were used bar helicopters and hovercrafts. Some drivers drove and took trains others took... [Read more...]
August 2, 2012 by Seán Doyle
Seán leads Peter 'Max' Drennan and Paul Fitzpatrick out of Ford corner at Mondello Park. Photo: Con Connolly
Not Long Left Now! Our qualifying session for the Global GT Light was Sunday Morning at 9.00 O’clock and we were the first cars out on the track, so we knew the track wouldn’t have great grip as it was still very cool and there wouldn’t be much heat in the track. The first couple of laps were fine but then I knew something was wrong. I just had... [Read more...]