June 22, 2014 by Brian Fitzpatrick
I mind don't the wet or the dry- it's the uncertainity in between I don't like! Image from Con Conolly.
On the back of a mixed bag of results in Bishopscourt where the sun shined, the rain poured and I unfortunately witnessed a beautiful Lancia roll at an arms distance from me in the pit lane which put my head in a bad place for race 2, I was rather tentative as the Abrakebabra Formula Ford Festival rolled into town for the weekend. We had done some... [Read more...]
June 14, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
I got soaked taking this one of Adam Mcaulay- but it was worth it.
Fresh off the plane from Spain I was picked up in the truck on Friday afternoon for the long enough drive to Bishopscourt. I had a good feed at lunchtime as I figured there would be limited options for eating once we crossed the border, Holstein and O’Brien slug it out for ITCC honours. plus the fact I had very little sterling didn’t help matters.... [Read more...]
May 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Not a bad weekend- taking the flag in the Motorsport.ie Integra. Image from Cregornews.com
I pretty much retired from racing at the end of 2011. It wasn’t a conscious decision, just something that kind of happened. I had become more involved with Mondello and once Motorsport.ie took off, I did not have as much free time as I had enjoyed previously. Before I knew it, two years had elapsed and with my commitments to Mondello.tv, it was... [Read more...]
May 13, 2014 by Erik Holstein
Erik heads for yet another ITCC win, shadowed as ever by Dave O'Brien's E46 M3. Image from Autosportpics.com
Hard to believe we’re already half way through the 2014 ITCC season and we are only in May! Last weekend saw the troops trek up to Bishopscourt for some flat out action. Everybody loves the circuit, and the track and grounds were in pristine condition on our arrival. Murray Motorsport had given the M3 something of a mini overhaul since the last... [Read more...]
April 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Patch Fiestas again have the biggest grids for this weekend but some of the other classes have grown too! Image from Con Connolly
I can’t believe we are on the eve of the second car race meeting of the season already. The Mondello Champion of Mondello Series’ kicked off at the new March meeting last month and continues at this one, but it also sees many of the National Championships starting their own championships. The Crowne Plaza Dundalk Formula Vee title chase... [Read more...]
March 20, 2014 by Dave O'Brien
It was this close all weekend! Image from autosportpics.com
Last year I did not have a spare minute to even think about writing a blog about my experience in the ITCC 2013 championship. A newly built car with a few issues required all of my time and attention! So I decided I would make an effort this year to give everyone a little insight as to how the little E46 saloon came about. This blog will provide... [Read more...]
March 19, 2014 by Dave Mint
The ex Race 2 Race Integra which Nulty will drive at the LMC meeting at Bishopscourt in May. Image from Con Connolly.
Mondello Commentator Leo Nulty will return to the track when the ITCC visits the ultra fast Bishopscourt circuit in Northern Ireland on May 10/11. Nulty is a former saloon car racer having won races in Ritmos, Unos and Puntos before moving to Historics in his famous fibreglass Imp. For his first foray into the ITCC, he will drive the ex Race2Race... [Read more...]
March 14, 2014 by Fergus Brennan
Rob Butler was one fo the few to challenge the BMWs in ITCC in 2013, can the Bavarian machines continue their domination this year?
The 2014 Car Racing season is shaping up to be a good one with the promise of larger grids across many classes, an additional race date and the introduction of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ titles. The aim of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ is to give competitors more chances to race at Mondello Park. To facilitate this, race meetings... [Read more...]
March 5, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The car everyone is talking about- Brian Fitzpatrick's beautiful SEAT Supercopa. Will he go ITCC or GT?! Image from autosportpics.com
So, just a couple of weeks to go to the start of the racing season- I can’t wait! For race fans, the return to Mondello’s traditional St Patrick’s weekend season opener is fantastic but I suppose it is slightly tougher on competitors and teams, having to have the cars ready a month earlier than in recent years. 2014 already has all... [Read more...]
December 18, 2013 by ITCC
Holstein's M3 dominated ITCC in 2013, but will fresh opposition for 2014 spice things up? Image from Con Connolly.
The Yokohama Irish Touring Car Championship has today announced it’s plans for the 2014 season. The season will be held over 6 weekends at Mondello Park with the popular Bishopscourt Event returning in its traditional May slot. Full calendar below March 16th Mondello Park National Circuit April 13th Mondello Park National Circuit May 10/11th Bishopscourt June... [Read more...]