Murray Returns to Winning Ways at Kirkistown.

April 3, 2014 by P1 Digital  

Murray in the Irish Sports Council Van Diemen

Looking to build on his recent podium success in the Champion of Mondello Formula Ford series, 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray headed north to Kirkistown in County Down to kick off his assault on both the Northern Ireland and All Ireland Formula Ford championships coming away with a victory in race one and... [Read more...]

Championship Season Opens at Kirkistown.

March 22, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

Formula Ford tops the programme at the Kirkistown season opener

THE 2014 Northern Ireland motor racing season gets into gear at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 29 March and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland will have an eight race programme. Topping the programme a double header for Formula Ford 1600 which will count for not only the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship but also the All Ireland Formula Ford... [Read more...]

ITCC ready for 2014

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...]

Graduation Day- with Sean Doyle

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...]

Martin Donnelly Blog- with Jake Byrne.

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...]

O’Hara wins Martin Donnelly Trophy thriller.

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...]

Martin Donnelly Trophy Blog- with Jonny McMullan

October 1, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

Jonny Mc
Jonny's Mondiale leads McCullough in a typically close fought FF1600 dice. Image from Fran Hollywood/

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...]

Preview of todays Martin Donnelly Trophy at Kirkistown.

September 28, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Ivor McCullough the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion will aim to win the Martin Donnelly Trophy for a third time
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...]

NI Sevens Report- August 2013

September 18, 2013 by Alister Jackson  

August 2013 Podium
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...]

I’ve finally got the Monkey off my back! with Niall Murray

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...]

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