FF1600 Final, Mondello Park 1985

January 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

In the mid 80s, the Irish built Crossle & Mondiale chassis were amongst the best available.

Another FF1600 battle from Mondello Park. In this one the experienced Martin Boyle in the latest Mondiale, battles with Pat Duffy, the Meath ace having stepped down from a successful FF2000 campaign, in an old Crossle, with Alan McGarrity right there too in a current Crossle. Vivion Daly is also there, having swapped from the unsuccessful Reynard FF85... [Read more...]

McMullan is MI Driver of the Month!

October 18, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

Jonny at speed in the elderly but very quick Mondiale! Image from Raceline Photography.

Jonny McMullan from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for September. The 21 year-old won the second Formula Ford 1600 race at the Leinster Trophy meeting at Mondello Park, having earlier finished fourth in race one. Two weeks later, he was runner-up in the final of the Martin Donnelly Memorial Trophy... [Read more...]

Martin Donnelly Trophy Blog- with Jonny McMullan

October 1, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

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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...]

Not a bad weekend! with Jonny McMullan.

September 19, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

Jonny and the Mondiale proved more than a match for the more modern competition at Mondello!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog, it’s been a hectic few weeks between the last championship rounds at Kirkistown and the Leinster Trophy race weekend! To summarize- the last day at Kirkistown we were quick in testing on the Friday but unfortunately a carburettor issue in qualifying made it flood through the chicane, loosing... [Read more...]

Mondello Blog- with Jonny McMullan

July 11, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

The Mondiale at speed through the Esses. Image from Raceline Photography.

Hi again, hope you’s all are well! Since the last kirkistown meeting I took part in the Formula Vee Festival Meeting for the next round off the Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship. Myself, dad and John Harris headed down on the Thursday night late on so we would be there for testing for the first session on the Friday. Friday went good getting... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with Jonny McMullan

June 28, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

Jonny at speed in the unfashionable but very quick Mondiale! Image from Raceline Photography.

Hi there. Before I start, I would just like to say a big thank you to Motorsport.ie for the opportunity to start doing a blog on their website. This season is by far the most competitive Formula Ford grid I have raced in here in Ireland since my first car race in 2009! For the third season we have been driving the NI Radiator Services Mondiale 89s with... [Read more...]

Back to the Future- Irish FF1600 is back!

March 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Fionn Murray leads the similar Reynard of Vivion Daly, with Pat Duffy holding a watching brief in third! Image from Alan Eaton.

I know I am getting old when my articles start off talking about memories of childhood trips to Mondello- but I won’t apologise for it! Back then, I was more into saloons but once I started karting, I took a far keener interest in single seaters- and especially FF1600. Back in the day, there were so many entries that there were three races... [Read more...]