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...]
October 3, 2013 by ITCC
ITCC have announced a new initiative aimed at attracting people to the saloon class for 2014
Holstein & O’Brien entertained in ITCC this year! Image from Chester.ie The Yokohama Irish Touring Car Championship has today announced that it will run an invitational class in 2014. The invitational class will be open to any saloon type race car that meets basic regulations and safety requirements meaning that drivers wishing to enter the... [Read more...]
August 17, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Erik Holstein and Murray Motorsport have already wrapped up the 2013 ITCC series!
It is almost the time of year where the radio stations start playing those depressing “Back to School” ads. They depressed me as a kid for obvious reasons and nowadays they just remind me that we are well into the second half of the motor racing season. Most of the titles are still up for grabs as I type this, the exception being the ITCC-... [Read more...]
August 6, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
Rabbitt leads Hearty early on in Formula Sheane
It was back to business as normal after the hectic Formula Vee Festival for the July meeting at Kirkistown. The sun was only rising as Con and myself headed off for the day although others were still up from the night before. We saw two youths legging it from a taxi before we hit the motorway, the driver must have been scary ….or something. A quick... [Read more...]
July 30, 2013 by Erik Holstein
The former showjumper leaps over the Kirkistown chicane! Image from Con Connolly.
Last weekend saw the ITCC return to Kirkistown for Round 7/8 of our championship. I have not been there for years, so it took a few laps to ‘keep it lit’ down through Debtors kink. The M3 is fairly travelling at that point, and it certainly seems a sharper corner than when I was in a Fiat Punto!! The tyres we were on were well knackered... [Read more...]
July 20, 2013 by Ian Lynas
ITCC is coming to Kirkistown!
TOURING CAR racing is increasing in popularity with the BTCC and the World Series, nearer home is the ITCC (Irish Touring Car Championship) and on Saturday July 27 the largely Mondello Park based series will be coming to Kirkistown for a championship double header. Erik Holstein and Dave O’Brien drive very rapid BMWs in the series while Rob Butler... [Read more...]
July 10, 2013 by Erik Holstein
Holstein in typical pose, with an armful of opposite lock on. Image from Michael Chester.
Well we are all getting used to the heat now, but racing the M3 in these conditions is like doing a workout in a sauna! Nevertheless, we learnt from the last day that the car was a handful in the heat so Murray´s put a lot of work in since the previous round to improve the car’s stability and it was immediately evident in Friday´s practice sessions.... [Read more...]
July 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Expect close spectacular action from The Formula Vees this weekend
So it’s Formula Vee Festival time again this weekend at Mondello Park. This is always a great event, with the Formula Vee committee going to great lengths to bring new faces to the Kildare venue. As ever, there are bouncy castles, face painters, entertainment in the Clubhouse Bar on Saturday evening etc but more importantly, there is a packed... [Read more...]
July 3, 2013 by Mark Keane
The Race2Race car should be one to watch this weekend at the Vee Festival!
With six rounds completed, we are now half way through the Irish Touring Car Championship. The incredible start to my season seemed like a thing of the past after a somewhat disappointing weekend in an extremely wet Bishopscourt, where I recorded a second and a non finish. While an unlucky mechanical failure can almost be expected at some stage during... [Read more...]