Faulkner forecasts turnaround for Oak Tree Grand Prix, Virginia

August 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Having already won at the venue, Faulkner is confident of a stromg showing at the Virginia International Raceway.

Donegal Porsche driver, Damien Faulkner returns to the Virginia International Raceway, US, where he had a win last year, to compete in the Oak Tree Grand Prix this Sunday 24th August. This is his 9th race in the new North American super series – the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and he’s the only Irish driver competing in the whole... [Read more...]

Plato hits back, Turkington extends series lead & Smith wins again in BTCC!

August 4, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Former team mate Jackson pushed hard but Smith was not to be rattled en route to his second BTCC win of 2014.

Jason Plato scored a fantastic double victory at Snetterton to reignite his 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge while eBay Motors’ Colin Turkington extended his advantage over Gordon Shedden at the top of the standings and Ireland’s Aron Smith added to his tally of BTCC wins.A dramatic weekend of action kicked off when... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- ANDREW WATSON NAMED BRITISH RACING DRIVERS’ CLUB RISING STAR!

July 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Watson joins an exclusive list of Rising Stars, which includes Lewis Hamilton

Nineteen year old racing driver Andrew Watson has been invited to join the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star Scheme, following in the footsteps of former BRDC Rising Stars including Lewis Hamilton. The BRDC Rising Star scheme acknowledges exceptional young talent amongst British and Commonwealth drivers under the age of 24,... [Read more...]

Faulkner New York-bound for 5th race in US Championship series

June 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Faulkner will race at former F1 circuit Watkins Glen this weekend.

Leading international Porsche driver Damien Faulkner, from Donegal, is in New York State this week for his 5th race in North America’s leading new series – the IMSA United SportsCar Championship. Faulkner’s the main driver for GB (Global Barista) Autosport and says the team arrived this week to start preparing for the Sahlen’s Six Hours... [Read more...]

Team Ireland confident ahead for Monza

June 6, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Murray leads the championship after 4 wins from 5 finishes!

Round 4 of the Acceleration 14 series takes place this weekend at the famous Monza circuit located just outside Milan in Italy where Ireland will be represented once again by Eoin Murray and Niki Meredith. Both Irish drivers have had an extremely strong start to the series. Meredith currently lies second in the Legend Supercup after a hatrick of victories... [Read more...]

Highs and Lows at Lydden Hill for Ireland’s Derek Tohill at World Rallycross Championship.

May 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Derek pushing hard in the 600bhp partsforcars.ie Citroen DS3.

Derek Tohill entered the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill near Dover in England. The Irishman was participating in front of a sell-out crowd in his LD Motorsports 600 BHP powered Citroen DS3 SuperCar. The 2013 European Rallycross Champion was part of the 38 strong SuperCar field. This was undoubtedly one of the largest... [Read more...]

Frank and Ross Charge Back Towards Top Ten In Rallye Du Maroc Historique!

May 22, 2014 by Andrew Bushe  

The Galway Mini Centre C-Sport MK2 Escort RS1800 now in 11th place

For Frank Cunningham and his co-driving nephew Ross Forde from Galway, are now starting the fifth day of the Rallye Du Maroc Historique and have climbed back to eleventh place, after dropping to thirtieth after day two dramas. On the first prologue stage on Sunday the Galway Mini Centre/C-Sport team were ideally placed in tenth and on the first proper... [Read more...]

Plenty of pace, but no podium for Matt Griffin at Imola.

May 21, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Despite setting fastest lap .7 quicker than the winners, luck was not with Griffin in San Marino.

GT driver Matt Griffin had a podium in his sight at the weekends 2nd round of the European Le Mans Series in Imola, Italy, however it was just not to be due to issues with the AF Corse entered Ferrari 458 and contact in the race. Griffin arrived confident following his win at the iconic track last year, whilst partaking in the same racing series, but... [Read more...]

Smiley’s Season Underway in Germany.

May 17, 2014 by Tony Gregory  

Smiley in the 285bhp VW Scirocco R-Cup.

This month Carrickfergus racing driver Chris Smiley kicked off his 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup campaign with two solid top ten finishes at the Hockenheim Ring in Germany. The 22 year old piloted his 285 bhp one-make Scirocco R to a respectable 10th in race one and an improved 8th place in race two. The two results were even more remarkable as... [Read more...]

Griffin hoping for a repeat of 2013 victory at Imola

May 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Griffin is after a repeat victory in the AF Corse Ferrari.

Ferrari ace, Matt Griffin is hoping to continue his strong form in round 2 of the European Le Man Series held at the technically challenging track of Imola, Italy this coming weekend Northamptonshire based Griffin will join team mates, Duncan Cameron and Italian Mirko Venturi racing the familiar Ferrari 458 GTE with Italian team, AF Corse. Griffin who... [Read more...]

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