KCMG delivers top-five finish at official Le Mans Test Day

June 3, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The KCMG Nissan-powered #47 Oreca 03-R performed well at the official Le Mans Test over the weekend.

KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) successfully completed the Le Mans 24 Hours official Test Day last Sunday (June 1) with its #47 Oreca 03-R finishing as the fifth fastest LMP2 runner in both sessions. The eight-hour test – split into two four-hour periods – provided the Chinese squad with its first opportunity to assess their upgraded machine’s technical... [Read more...]

Irish Formula Ford Festival Time at Mondello Park- the dash for cash!

May 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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With over €6,000 on offer in prize money, it is no surprise that FF1600s are being dusted off all over the country for the revived Formula Ford Festival

So it is almost time for the return of the Irish Formula Ford Festival. With the full support of the Daly family, the Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy has been commissioned and will be presented to the winner of the FF1600 final, making this the richest Formula Ford event in the world! There are also substantial cash prizes on offer to the various classes,... [Read more...]

Test Day signals the start of KCMG’s Le Mans return

May 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The KCMG team are aiming for a top result in LMP2 in their Oreca 03

After their historic debut in 2013, KC Motorgroup Ltd (KCMG) returns to France in June for the 82nd edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In preparation for the world’s greatest endurance race the squad – which became the first Chinese outfit ever to compete there 12 months ago – travels to Circuit de la Sarthe next weekend (June 1) for the event’s... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- O’Hara in last minute Formula Sheane deal!

April 10, 2014 by Dave Mint  

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The Motorsport.ie Formula Sheane which O'Hara will drive for the 2014 season.

O’Hara is the Vee lap record holder at Mondello and a proven FF1600 winner- can he carry this form into Formula Sheane? With just a couple of days to go to the opening round of the Formula Sheane championship, it has been revealed that 2013 Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara will challenge for the Champion of Mondello... [Read more...]

Finished racing in 2013? Time to train the mind!

November 17, 2013 by Linda Keen  

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Four wins and a host of podiums brought Mindmaster pupil Keith Donegan to runner up spot in the closely fought Ginetta Junior Series in the UK.

The racing season is all but finished but on Saturday, December 7th, Mondello Park will be playing host to another event altogether. Linda Keen will be running another of her unique Motorsport Mind Mastery Seminars, which have helped several drivers this year race their way to MI Young Driver of The Year Kevin O’Hara is a fan of Linda’s... [Read more...]

O’Hara wins Martin Donnelly Trophy thriller.

October 1, 2013 by P1 Digital  

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Kevin poses with the prestigious Martin Donnelly Trophy- image from Raceline Photography.

Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara finally broke his run of bad luck at Kirkistown’s final event of the year, The Martin Donnelly Trophy. Kevin enjoyed a strong run in pre-event testing which he was able to carry into Saturday morning’s qualifying, taking pole position and setting the fastest ever Formula Ford time... [Read more...]

My Ginetta Experience- with Nicole Coffey.

September 3, 2013 by Nicole Coffey  

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Nicole finished a strong fourth in her first ever car race.

I have had a very exciting summer, testing the www.motorsport.ie/Naas Court Hotel Ginetta G20 Junior in Mondello, as well as continuing my karting campaign. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to graduate to car racing so soon and I was delighted to accept the challenge as the Ginetta Junior Ireland championship is a great stepping stone and has produced... [Read more...]

From one challenge to another for Kevin O’Hara

September 3, 2013 by P1 Digital  

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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...]

Nicole Coffey Teams Up With Motorsport.ie

August 22, 2013 by Motorsport.ie  

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Nicole has a proven karting pedigree- can she carry this form into cars?

Three time Irish Karting Champion Nicole Coffey will make her car racing debut at Mondello Park on Sunday. She will drive the ex Andrew Watson race winning Ginetta G20, which has been purchased by Motorsport.ie and will be run by LOH Motorsport. At just 14 years old, Nicole will be one of the youngest drivers in the class, which caters for 14-16 year... [Read more...]

O’Hara feeling confident at season mid-point

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...]

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