October 20, 2013 by Sean Doyle
The more modern Van Diemen which Sean will race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
This is Sean’s second visit to Brands. He is pictured here in the older RF91 at the 2012 Festival. Having raced the Van Diemen RF91 all season in Formula Ford, I made to graduation on Wednesday to a newer 2000 chassis in Kirkistown As I write this we are on the road home from Kirkistown in the MCP truck. I’m happy with the progress that... [Read more...]
October 8, 2013 by Jake Byrne
Jake at the Kirkistown chicane in his FF1600 Van Diemen.
The start of my Formula Ford Trophy races started with the Martin Donnelly Trophy at Kirkistown last weekend. After a great late season burst of five wins out of six and a double race win in the Global GT Light the last time I was at Kirkistown I felt confident that I could get myself into a rhythm in my Van Diemen RF90 which would give me a chance... [Read more...]
October 1, 2013 by P1 Digital
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...]
October 1, 2013 by Jonny McMullan
Jonny's Mondiale leads McCullough in a typically close fought FF1600 dice. Image from Fran Hollywood/kartracingpics.com
Hey everyone Since my victory at the Holmpatrick Trophy at Mondello there hasn’t been much time before the Irish Formula Ford Festival for the prestigious Martin Donnelly Trophy! With everyone eager to win the prestigious trophy there was some tough competition on the entry list to spice things up for a great final! On the entry list very fast... [Read more...]
September 28, 2013 by Ian Lynas
Ivor McCullough, the newly crowned NI FF1600 championship, will aim to win the Martin Donnelly Trophy for an impressive third time!
THE Grand Prix event of Formula Ford racing in Ireland takes place at Kirkistown race circuit today, The Martin Donnelly Trophy, supported by Ards Borough Council and organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. This will be the eighth running of this event which has grown in importance and now ranks alongside the Formula Ford Festival at Brands... [Read more...]
September 18, 2013 by Alister Jackson
All smiles from the top three!
Used Cars NI Sevens Challenge August Race Meeting Kirkistown 2013 At Kirkistown ‘ideal’ conditions for setting lap records are a dry track, cool air and a slight following wind down the start/finish straight. Of course, none of these will help you unless you are very, very close to the lap record anyhow, but on Saturday 31st August, The... [Read more...]
September 11, 2013 by Niall Murray
Having run at the front all year, Niall scored an impressive debut win at Kirkistown in his Murray Motorsport Van Diemen.
Well, as the title suggests, I’m delighted to say that I finally got my first win in FF1600. I’ve had five podiums this year including three second places so I was very eager to go another step further and add race victory in FF1600 to my cv! It was a quiet weekend for Murray Motorsport and for the first time this year we only had one car out so... [Read more...]
September 6, 2013 by Jake Byrne
Pole. two wins and a new lap record- not a bad weekend for Jake Byrne!
After my best weekend of my season so far at Kirkistown in the Global GT Light, I am now finally seeing the results of all of my efforts. Having done some intense training after the last race at Mondello Park in the Global GT Light it proved to be worthwhile!! We headed to Kirkistown for their end of summer race day on the Ards Peninsula. Due to budget... [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 20, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Philip at speed in the GP2 car.
Apparently tarmac starts to get all mushy and change state at around 50 degree Celsius, that’s 122 Fahrenheit to our American friends or 283 Kelvin for our scientific community. I only bring this somewhat pointless fact up as our recent heat wave has indeed been melting tarmac in some parts of the country. Luckily no problems have been spotted on... [Read more...]