November 14, 2013 by Daniel McKenna
Daniel will tackle Wales Rally GB in his usual Fiesta before changing to his Citroen DS3 R3T for 2014.
Daniel, co-driver Arthur Kierans and his team are in the final stages of preparation for their first ever World Rally, Wales Rally GB this weekend. The recently crowned Pirelli Star Driver will use his Scanbitz Ltd and Ravenol Motoroil supported Ford Fiesta R2 on the mammoth event and is relishing the challenges he will face over the four days of competition. Daniel... [Read more...]
November 13, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Kevin O'Hara is the Current MI Young Driver of the Year- which of the three finalists will succeed him?
The three finalists for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Year have been announced. The drivers who will go forward to the Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards on December 10 are Stephen Daly, Jonny McMullan and Niall Murray, where one will receive the Dunlop Sexton Trophy and a full season... [Read more...]
November 7, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Daniel McKenna is the current Billy Coleman Award winner- who will suceed him for 2014?
Motorsport Ireland has announced the seven nominees for this year’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award. The nominees comprise the five bi-monthly winners from January-February through to September-October along with one wildcard, the highest placed driver from the Valvoline National Forestry Championship and finally the winner of the... [Read more...]
November 7, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Kiernan is typical pose at the wheel of his Mk2 Escort.
Gary Kiernan has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in September and October. The 22 year-old from Bailieborough, Co Cavan, drove his 1650 cc Ford Escort to class victories in Clare, Donegal and Skibbereen during the two months, which not only gave him a class win in the Dunlop... [Read more...]
October 22, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
McKenna's prize is a full BRC season in 2014!
Congratulations to the current holder of the Billy Coleman Award, Daniel McKenna, who has just been announced as the winner of the 2013 Pirelli Star Driver competition in the UK. The prize drive consists of a fully funded drive in a Citroen DS3 in the 2014 British Rally Championship. During the two-day shootout at the Sweet Lamb motorsport complex... [Read more...]
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...]
October 14, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Results for 11/12/13 October 2013
DONEGAL M C GWEEDORE COURT HOTEL HARVEST STAGES RALLY AT GWEEDORE (FINAL ROUND OF SLIGO PALLETS BORDER CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Gary McPhillips/Paul Sheridan (Escort) 65m 14s, 2 Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’Donnell (Escort) 66m 29s, 3 Patrick Boyle/Donal McCole (Corolla) 66m 35s, 4 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Escort) 66m 51s, 5 Raymond Conlon/Darren McCague... [Read more...]
October 7, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Results for 5/6 October 2013
ORCHARD MOTORSPORT CORK 20 INTERNATIONAL RALLY AT MILLSTREET, CO CORK (FINAL ROUND OF IRISH TARMAC CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1h 49m 39s, 2 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1h 50m 01s, 3 Donagh Kelly/Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) 1h 50m 32s, 4 Kevin Kelleher/Ger Conway (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1h... [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...]
September 26, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Sean Lillis in action at Mondello Park. Image from James Foley.
Congratulations to 22 year-old Sean Lillis from Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for August. Sean scored a win and a third place at Mondello Park on August 25 in the newly created and ultra-competitive Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Zetec Championship, and also set the best lap in the second... [Read more...]