Bishopscourt ITCC Blog- with Erik Holstein

May 13, 2014 by Erik Holstein  

Erik Holstein B-Court May 2014 (3 of 3)
Erik heads for yet another ITCC win, shadowed as ever by Dave O'Brien's E46 M3. Image from

Hard to believe we’re already half way through the 2014 ITCC season and we are only in May! Last weekend saw the troops trek up to Bishopscourt for some flat out action. Everybody loves the circuit, and the track and grounds were in pristine condition on our arrival. Murray Motorsport had given the M3 something of a mini overhaul since the last... [Read more...]

Murray ready for 2014 Formula Ford Challenge

February 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Niall Murray will race the Bernard Dolan prepared Motorsport Ireland Van Dieman in 2014

2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2014 Formula Ford Season. Having been awarded a fully funded season in the Motorsport Ireland, Dunlop and Irish Sports Council Van Diemen Formula Ford run by Bernard Dolan, Murray is keen to improve on his debut Formula Ford Season in 2013... [Read more...]

“Long time no see!” – with Niall Murray

February 21, 2014 by Niall Murray  

Niall at the wheel of his Festival winning Van Diemen.

I feel like it’s been absolutely years since I’ve last written a blog… probably because it has! I’m studying Engineering in Bolton Street and as you may guess it takes up a lot of time, but I promise more of these throughout the year. Well I suppose I’ll start by just giving a brief recap of 2013 As you know it was my first season in single... [Read more...]

Niall Murray wins Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Award

December 12, 2013 by P1 Digital  

Murray posed with the famous trophy and the Van Diemen he will drive in 2014.

Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray has been selected as the 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year. The award, which carries a prize of a fully funded season of racing in Formula Ford along with the prestigious Sexton Trophy, is awarded annually with the support of Dunlop, Motorsport Ireland and the Irish Sports Council. The... [Read more...]

Murray Joins The Greats!

October 31, 2013 by P1 Digital  

A delighted Niall Murray poses with wreath & trophy after the final! Image from JayTee Photographic

Former Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion Niall Murray embarked on the biggest challenge of his career so far last weekend when he made the trip to Brands Hatch for the famous Formula Ford Festival. An event that has been previously won by Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Northern Ireland’s Eddie Irvine- all of whom went on to become winners in F1, it... [Read more...]

“Murray Walks Her!”- Formula Ford Festival 2013- with Leo Nulty.

October 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Niall proudly holds the Neil Shanahan Trophy aloft on the Brands Hatch Podium after his impressive Festival win! Image from JayTee Photographic

Wayne Boyd’s Facebook post showing his novel method of making sure his boots were dry for the final! It was always going to be a strong Festival for the Irish contingent this year. We have a group of extremely quick drivers in the class at the moment, both North and South of the border. Pre event testing seemed to back up this theory, with most... [Read more...]

Murray continues to impress at The Martin Donnelly Trophy!

October 3, 2013 by P1 Digital  

NIall at speed in his Murray Motorsport Van Diemen

Single seater rookie Niall Murray has certainly been a driver to watch all season, having made the transition from Ginetta sportscar racing to the highly competitive Formula Ford series. Having not finished outside the top five all season, Murray was confident as the first of the seasons three highlight Formula Ford events got underway at the Martin... [Read more...]

Patch Fiesta Championship to be decided at Mondello Park this weekend!

September 11, 2013 by Fergus Brennan  

John Denning leads the Patch Fiesta Series coming into the final two rounds!

Having provided the most closely fought and competitive racing of any series this year, the Patch Tyre Equipment backed Patch Fiesta Championship completes its first ever season on the Mondello Park International Track this weekend. The series will be one of the highlights of two days of racing at the end of season ‘Leinster Trophy’ Races. 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...]

Motormouth’s Mutterings- with Leo Nulty

August 17, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Erik Holstein and Murray Motorsport have already wrapped up the 2013 ITCC series!

It is almost the time of year where the radio stations start playing those depressing “Back to School” ads. They depressed me as a kid for obvious reasons and nowadays they just remind me that we are well into the second half of the motor racing season. Most of the titles are still up for grabs as I type this, the exception being the ITCC-... [Read more...]

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