August 20, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Philip at speed in the GP2 car.
Apparently tarmac starts to get all mushy and change state at around 50 degree Celsius, that’s 122 Fahrenheit to our American friends or 283 Kelvin for our scientific community. I only bring this somewhat pointless fact up as our recent heat wave has indeed been melting tarmac in some parts of the country. Luckily no problems have been spotted on... [Read more...]
March 21, 2013 by Teri Thomas
Conor Daly testing his Hilmer Motorsport machine recently
Noblesville, IN — American Conor Daly will make his GP2 debut this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia where he will pilot one of two new team entries for German based, Hilmer Motorsport. Daly conducted three days of testing recently in Barcelona, Spain for the new team and goes to this weekend’s event with high hopes. “This... [Read more...]
March 4, 2013 by Teri Thomas
Conor beside the #22 Hilmer Motorsport GP2 car he will be testing.
American Conor Daly is in Barcelona, Spain to have his first test in a GP2 car over the next two days, March 5th & 6th. It was a surprise call to Daly from German Team, Hilmer Motorsport who are still looking to fill both of their seats for the upcoming season. ”This was totally unexpected,” said Daly. “I was in England and... [Read more...]
February 1, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Awakening the GP2 from hibernation
Just because there isn’t any racing during the off season of winter, doesn’t mean there is no work to be done, just the opposite in fact. The cars are always in need of attention either due to component lifing measures or due to the plain fact that TLC is required to some tired looking parts. Driver safety and car reliability are the number one... [Read more...]
January 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Breezemount Motorsport's Philip Shields (right) and myself on the left with our array of impressive machines for 2012!
What better way to open my new blog with a racing paddock quote ‘you have to love motorsport to put up with motorsport’. It is fair to say that no matter what level you compete or work to, that quote holds true. After all, if you didn’t do it for love there would be no motivation spending late nights preparing cars or reasons for drivers spending... [Read more...]
December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas
Philip Shields broke the lap record at Kirkistown this season in his fantastic Breezemount Motorsport GP2, can he further that advantage in 2013? Photo: Raceline Photography
Regulations are now available for the 500 MRCI Single Venue Rally which takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 19 January 2013 and the good news, entry fees are pegged at the 2012 rate. The event will be held over six stages all within the confines of Kirkistown circuit. Regulations can be obtained from the website: www.kirkistown.com or by telephone:... [Read more...]
October 10, 2012 by Tony Gregory
Philip behind the wheel of the fantastic looking GP2 Dallara at Kirkistown. Photo: Raceline Photography
Dromore racing driver Philip Shields made history on Saturday 6th October 2012 as he drove his ex i-Sport GP2 single seater Dallara to a new Kirkistown Race Circuit outright lap record. The large crowd at this final race meeting of the season witnessed Shields set a new benchmark of 51.11s breaking Irishman Dan Daly’s previous best of 51.43s. The... [Read more...]
September 24, 2012 by Status Grand Prix
Title-winning GP2 Series team iSport International and leading GP3 Series team Status Grand Prix have forged an alliance to promote driver talent on the Formula One™ support series ladder.
Title-winning GP2 Series team iSport International and leading GP3 Series team Status Grand Prix have forged an alliance to promote driver talent on the Formula One™ support series ladder. The two UK-based teams have established the iSport / Status GP Performance Partnership which will see the leading GP3 Series driver from Status GP’s team in the... [Read more...]