January 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Breezemount Motorsport's Philip Shields (right) and myself on the left with our array of impressive machines for 2012!
What better way to open my new blog with a racing paddock quote ‘you have to love motorsport to put up with motorsport’. It is fair to say that no matter what level you compete or work to, that quote holds true. After all, if you didn’t do it for love there would be no motivation spending late nights preparing cars or reasons for drivers spending... [Read more...]
December 19, 2012 by John Kenny
Damien Faulkner: 'It's been a long road back'
Donegal’s Damien Faulkner, something of the “forgotten man” of Irish motorsport, is back in full-time motorsport having completed his comeback season in the USA. The Donegal man has secured a full time contract to race in the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Faulkner, 35, has a huge racing pedigree and has multiple international titles... [Read more...]
December 11, 2012 by Lauren Taylor
Lauren about to to be let loose in one of the Supercar Experience Porsches!
Despite the fact that it’s the middle of winter and I should probably be in hibernation to avoid the cold, I found myself wandering down to Mondello Park Racing School. After all who could say no to the new King of Mondello Marketing, Leo Nulty. I seem to spend most of my weekends being dragged around racing circuits throughout England by my wannabe... [Read more...]
November 29, 2012 by Tony Gregory
Think you can be the next Vettel? Why not start by driving the Red Bull inspired Race Experience Formula Sheane at Mondello Park
Last week I was given the chance to pop down to Mondello Park and test out their three motorsport experience activities all in one day, the 4×4 Experience, the Supercar Experience & The Motor Racing Experience. Having been involved in motorsport for over 20 years I suppose I was a little cynical but intrigued to see how things had moved on... [Read more...]
July 26, 2012 by Jennifer Tonin
We got the chance to sample Tommy Dreelan's March 761 from a wet drivers seat!
With my first proper assignment under my belt for Motorsport.ie (where I discovered the importance of the proper choice of footwear), Motorsport.ie had tasked me with “People & Places” around the paddock for the Silverstone F1 Grand Prix this time. Yet again the alarm went off ridiculously early and not only was it raining it was pouring like... [Read more...]
June 26, 2012 by John Kenny
Michael in his Porsche 911 GT3 testing at Silverstone
Having raced around the streets of Monaco in 2009, and recently demonstrated to 110,000 spectators at Bavaria City Racing in Dublin, 37 year old Irish driver Michael Leonard, a regular in the Pro-AM Class in the British Porsche Carrera Cup, once again makes the step up to the Porsche Mobile 1 series which will support the British Grand Prix at the... [Read more...]
June 18, 2012 by Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
John Ferguson in the ASK Racing Porsche 911 GT3 at Thruxton. Photo: Fast & Focus Ltd
James Birch made it five wins from six races in the 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge GB at Thruxton on Sunday (17 June) with a peerless performance. In his wake, John Ferguson and Steven Liquorish battled hard for second and in the later race the place was only decided in Ferguson’s favour on a dramatic final lap. Qualifying Only Birch (IN2 Racing)... [Read more...]