June 18, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
Jake Byrne in action at Kirkistown (Photo: Raceline Photography).
19 year-old Jake Byrne from Blackwood, near Naas, has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for May. The Kildare driver’s performances during the month, which included third places in the hotly contested Formula Ford 1600 races at both Bishopscourt and Kirkistown, leave him holding second place in the National Formula Ford Championship.... [Read more...]
April 3, 2014 by P1 Digital
Murray in the Irish Sports Council Van Diemen
Looking to build on his recent podium success in the Champion of Mondello Formula Ford series, 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray headed north to Kirkistown in County Down to kick off his assault on both the Northern Ireland and All Ireland Formula Ford championships coming away with a victory in race one and... [Read more...]
March 19, 2014 by P1 Digital
Murray at speed in his Irish Sports Council/MI Van Diemen. Image from James Foley
Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray got his 2014 season off to a strong start in the Bernard Dolan prepared Van Diemen Formula Ford in the opening two rounds of the Champion of Mondello Park Formula Ford series finishing second overall in race one followed by third overall in race two. Sunday morning’s wet... [Read more...]
September 3, 2013 by P1 Digital
Kevin at speed in his Dunlop/Irish Sports Council backed machine at Kirkistown.
2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara returned to Kirkistown last weekend hoping to earn some strong championship points and add another win to his CV as the Formula Ford highlight events fast approach. Qualifying was typical of Formula Ford this season with just tenths of a second separating the field. By the... [Read more...]
August 1, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Kevin switches from four wheels to two on September 2nd! Image from cregornews.com
Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara will cycle from Malin to Mizen (a distance of 555kms!) on the 2nd of September to raise funds for Pieta House. About Pieta: Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide first opened in Lucan, County Dublin in January 2006. Since then, they have also opened two outreach... [Read more...]
July 31, 2013 by P1 Digital
O'Hara leads the pack into the Kirkistown hairpin. Image from Steve Hawthorne.
Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara made the trip to Kirkistown for the latest round of the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship. Having just returned from the European Selection event for the FIA Excellence Academy held in Austria, O’Hara was keen to put the misfortune of the previous event in Mondello... [Read more...]
July 31, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Daly at speed in his Ray FF1600. Image from Raceline Photography
Congratulations to 22 year-old Stephen Daly from Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. Driving his Ray in the very well supported and highly competitive Formula Ford 1600 class, Stephen was the clear winner of the first race at the June meeting at Kirkistown, in Co Down, and went on to... [Read more...]
July 19, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Kevin is the current MI Young Driver of the Year.
Kildare’s Kevin O’Hara has just this week been invited to attend the European Selection event for the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. Taking place in Teesdorf in Austria, the initiative is run by former Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz and former World Rally Champion Navigator, Robert Reid. Running from Sunday 21st to Wednesday 24th of... [Read more...]
July 5, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Murray has impressed thus far in 2013, having graduated from Ginettas to FF1600
Niall Murray from Dublin has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for May, for his achievements in the Formula Ford 1600 class. At the second championship meeting of the year at Bishopscourt, the 18 year-old, in his first season in single seaters, finished second in both of his races behind the reigning Northern Ireland class... [Read more...]
June 27, 2013 by P1 Digital
O'Hara at speed in his Motorsport Ireland/Irish Sports Council Van Diemen.
Off the back of one of the most thrilling Formula Ford races this season, where Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara broke the winning spree enjoyed by Ivor McCullough, the young Kildare based driver was keen to pull off a repeat performance on his return to the Newtownards venue last weekend. A technical issue hampered... [Read more...]