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...]
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...]
January 22, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Murray can now look forward to his 2014 Formula Ford Campaign
Motorsport Ireland have today released the decision of their Tribunal of Enquiry. Niall Murray, the newly crowned Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year, had a 6 month ban imposed by the MSA, (the UK governing body) for withholding evidence from the officials following the Formula Ford Festival, which Murray won. Motorsport Ireland set up their... [Read more...]
January 2, 2014 by The Irish Daily Star (John Kenny)
Murray capped a successful debut FF1600 year with a fantastic Formula Ford Festival win in Brands Hatch, before being crowned MI Young Driver of the Year!
Motorsport Ireland have been asked by the Motorsport Association (MSA), the governing body of British Motorsport, to impose a six month suspension on Niall Murray, the newly crowned Dunlop/Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the year. The 18 year old was crowned the 2013 Young Racing Driver of the Year earlier this month (December), an award which... [Read more...]
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...]
December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan
Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year
A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]