Richard Bradley: I’m looking forward to a great year with KCMG!

March 14, 2013 by Richard Randle  

I’m looking forward to a great year with KCMG

I started racing when I was 8 after my dad took me karting for my birthday. He used to race historic cars and I used to go with him to watch so there was always an interest. It expanded from there and I graduated to national club races in England for 2000 and 2001, before in 2002 I made my break into British Championship competition. This is the first... [Read more...]

Barry Rabbitt: Flying solo!

February 5, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt  

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Andrew Morris was the class of the day in his BMRT Subaru. Photo: Sarah Byrne

My first visit to Mondello Park of the year was in an official capacity, that of commentator in fact. Regular announcer Matt Feeney was busy celebrating his birthday and had asked me to cover for him. Over the years I have helped Matt and boss, Leo Nulty, out behind the mic but this was to be my first proper solo attempt. I was hoping... [Read more...]

Damien Faulkner: The American Dream

January 25, 2013 by Damien Faulkner  

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Damien kicks off his no 2013 season with the legendary Rolex Daytona 24

I’ve been promising Leo that I’d write this piece for some time now – sorry Leo, but here goes.. I’m somewhere above Greenland on the way to Daytona Beach to kick off the 2013 season with the legendary Rolex Daytona 24. This will be my third attempt of this event. The first opportunity came in 2008 through a team called Synergy via my Porsche... [Read more...]

Tonya Fortune: My experiences in the rallying world

January 25, 2013 by Tonya Fortune  

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Myself and Dan flying on the Stonethrowers in 2012. Photo: John Carey -

Hi everyone, my name is Tonya Fortune, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you my stories from my experiences in the rallying world. I am a rally driver, living and working in Wexford, and have been a motorsport and car fanatic all my life! Some of my earlier memories of rallying in Wexford were from sitting on the ditches watching Eamonn Boland... [Read more...]

Sophie Byrne: My season so far

January 8, 2013 by Sophie Byrne  

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Sophie currently leads the Junior Rallycross championship in her ABR Nissan MIcra. Photo: Con Connolly

The first race of the Rallycross Season was 21st October 2012. I was excited, and the track conditions weren’t too bad with small patches of rain, but a blue sky. The car was sitting there waiting for me, and it was ready for a serious battle. The Juniors had two practice sessions, just to get back in the saddle, and the first heat went well as I... [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...]

John Kenny: Damien Faulkner back in full-time motorsport

December 19, 2012 by John Kenny  

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Damien Faulkner: 'It's been a long road back'

Donegal’s Damien Faulkner, something of the “forgotten man” of Irish motorsport, is back in full-time motorsport having completed his comeback season in the USA. The Donegal man has secured a full time contract to race in the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Faulkner, 35, has a huge racing pedigree and has multiple international titles... [Read more...]

Lauren Taylor: A guide to securing a seat in the BTCC

December 11, 2012 by Lauren Taylor  

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Lauren about to to be let loose in one of the Supercar Experience Porsches!

Despite the fact that it’s the middle of winter and I should probably be in hibernation to avoid the cold, I found myself wandering down to Mondello Park Racing School. After all who could say no to the new King of Mondello Marketing, Leo Nulty. I seem to spend most of my weekends being dragged around racing circuits throughout England by my wannabe... [Read more...]

Eugene Laverty: Continuity is key

December 3, 2012 by Eugene Laverty  

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Laverty at the final test of the season in Jerez

The offseason officially began today. We completed a three day test at Jerez this week and fortunately we got sunshine throughout. I circulated almost 250 times but I would have been happy to do another 250. We continued to evaluate different swingarms and fork settings to see what works best with the new for 2013 17 inch Pirelli tyres and we made some... [Read more...]

Dermot Nolan: You know you want to do it!

November 29, 2012 by Dermot Nolan  

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Dermot's newly aquired Reynard 913 will be one to watch on the 2013 hills

So a week into November, Simon Mc Kinley calls me & says “you know you want to do it”. I have no idea what he is talking about, after he explained that The Kirkstown Sprint on Nov 24th was the last opportunity to have a good run in my Reynard 913 for 2012 I readily agreed ! I called Richard Young at Kirkstown and as usual he facilitated... [Read more...]

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