May 13, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Erik Holstein leads in a VERY wet ITCC race in Bishopscourt © Michael Chester 087 8072295
LEINSTER M C/BARC RACE MEETING AT BISHOPSCOURT, CO DOWN (ROUNDS OF MOTORSPORT IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS): FORMULA FORD 1600 RACE 1 (12 laps): 1 Ivor McCullough (Van Diemen RF00) 16m 13.91s, 80.91 mph, 2 Niall Murray (Van Diemen RF99) 16m 14.80s, 3 Sean Doyle (Van Diemen RF91) 16m 21.79s, 4 Rob Barrable (Van Diemen) 16m 24.03s, 5 Jonny McMullan... [Read more...]
May 10, 2013 by Keith Drofla
Perennial Stryker Pacesetter Alan Watkins has a new challenger this weekend. Image from Con Connolly.
For the last few months the Irish Strykers Racing Championship has been pushing itself as an affordable racing series. This started towards the end of last year when there was a number of cars rented in Mondello Park and also for the weekend at The Park. This prompted the lads to get a new look website and dedicate a few hours a week to their Facebook... [Read more...]
May 4, 2013 by Patrick Cummins
A Trip to the Kildare Circuit proved well worthwhile.
Ireland’s motorsport pedigree has been a wave of inconsistency over the past century. From early days, high calibre events such as the Gordon Bennett race and the Circuit of Ireland have attracted an international crowd and aesthetically, Ireland has proved to be a majestic location for the setting of road rallies. The major drawback that the... [Read more...]
April 21, 2013 by Johnny JOMO
Ian's JOMO Integra leads the ITCC Production Class pack down to turn one.
Motorsport is made up of highs and lows, and we had both over the weekend. It started well, all the little things done and the graphics were finished by Anthony Kellaghan on Friday afternoon, great job. Saturday started very well, Ian did a couple of shakedown laps on old tyres, and he was very happy with the car. Practice session 2, and he was flying.... [Read more...]
April 21, 2013 by Mark Keane
Mark had a dream debut in the Race2Race Integra
Unlike many drivers, I’ve been waiting longer than just the winter to get back behind the wheel. In 2010, I had to throw in the towel on kart racing and since then I had done nothing but spend countless hours trying to find a racing series within my budget, but it was to no avail. Then last July, I bought a ticket for The Race2Race competition, unaware... [Read more...]
April 10, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Patch Zetec Fiesta Championship Kicks off this weekend!
Mondello Park’s Car Race season starts with a bang this weekend, with a packed seventeen race programme run by the Irish Motor Racing Club taking place over Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature some brand new classes and the first ever Live Streaming Web TV Coverage of an Irish Car Race event. The season looks like being a spectacular one... [Read more...]
April 9, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The ITCC kicks off this weekend at Mondello Park and Holstein's M3 should be a frontrunner.
The M3 has been on a diet and should be even quicker in 2013! Former showjumper Erik Holstein returns to the Irish Touring Car Championship this weekend with his BMW M3, which he debuted in the last two ITCC events of 2012. The car has been to weight watchers over the winter and is now sporting some very well finished, light weight fiberglass panels... [Read more...]
April 9, 2013 by Johnny JOMO
The business end of Ian's Integra is ready to go!
Myself, JOMO and driver Ian Radford didn’t do the recent pre season test day at Mondello Park. The car had been shaken down by Ian a few weeks ago, and with the weather being so cold we decided to do a bit of work on the car instead. We tidied up a few things and took a little bit of weight out of the car. Ian even thought he might trim down... [Read more...]
March 16, 2013 by John Staunton
The 2013 lineup- Ian Radford with "Johnny JOMO" and the ITCC Integra
Hard at work in JOMO’s Kilucan workshop After a really enjoyable 2012 in ITCC it’s time to look forward to the 2013 season. Last season was amazing for us at JOMO, we started with a young Tony Keegan, then just 16. Not just a clean sheet of paper, he doesn’t hold a driving licence, so we had to teach the willing student a lot, and we ended... [Read more...]
March 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty
ITCC's Brian Sexton had Orla Miller on hand to help launch the 2013 Championship
Last Friday, in the Naas Court Hotel (fast becoming THE venue for Motorsport launches), The Irish Touring Car Championship officially launched their 2013 campaign and also made some interesting announcements. They announced that Yokohama would continue to partner the championship this year with Murray Motorsport as the official tyre supplier. Benefits... [Read more...]