April 21, 2013 by Johnny JOMO
Ian's JOMO Integra leads the ITCC Production Class pack down to turn one.
Motorsport is made up of highs and lows, and we had both over the weekend. It started well, all the little things done and the graphics were finished by Anthony Kellaghan on Friday afternoon, great job. Saturday started very well, Ian did a couple of shakedown laps on old tyres, and he was very happy with the car. Practice session 2, and he was flying.... [Read more...]
April 21, 2013 by Mark Keane
Mark had a dream debut in the Race2Race Integra
Unlike many drivers, I’ve been waiting longer than just the winter to get back behind the wheel. In 2010, I had to throw in the towel on kart racing and since then I had done nothing but spend countless hours trying to find a racing series within my budget, but it was to no avail. Then last July, I bought a ticket for The Race2Race competition, unaware... [Read more...]
April 17, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
Heading out to qualify with my FCR Media Racing team mate Jennifer behind.
Finally, after a long and boring winter, race season is back. The Sky box is full of recorded races and racecars are out of their winter hibernation and back where they belong – on track! It’s been a busy few weeks for me on the run up to the start of the season but it’s all looking to be worth it. I was delighted to be chosen... [Read more...]
February 24, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
An armful of oppo in the MX5- no problem to our tame racing driver!
It’s been a busy few weeks for me in my Race2Race.com role of tutor and mentor. For those of you unaware I am involved in the Race2Race.com competition which each year gives one lucky and talented winner the oppurtunity to race a saloon car with all expenses paid. 2012 was the first year of the competition and South Dublin novice John... [Read more...]
September 22, 2012 by Barry Rabbitt
Barry leads Brian Hearty and Enda O'Connor in a thrilling Leinster Trophy Race. Photo: Michael Chester
In a car prepared at the elevneth hour, Barry put on a performance on a par with the seasoned regulars. Photo: Michael Chester Fresh from taking the chequered flag first at the Phoenix Park ITCC race in Dave Clarkes Golf GTI, we started talking about the possibility of racing the car at the Leinster Trophy weekend the following month. It was decided... [Read more...]
August 1, 2012 by Barry Rabbitt
Visit www.therace2race.com to get your chance to compete for a fully funded season in the 2013 ITCC!
Less than a fortnight after securing the 2012 ITCC Touring Championship The Race2Race team have continued their search for their 2013 ITCC race-driver. Dublins Kylemore Karting was the venue for the latest qualifying round of the scholarship drive that everyone in Irish motorsport wants and with almost 50 entrants on the night the racing delivered up... [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...]
July 25, 2012 by Race2Race.com
Race 1 victory pretty much put the seal on the 2012 Touring Car Championship for John Greaney. Photo: Jennifer Tonin
In what has been described as a fairy tale story John Greaney, 21 has secured the Irish Touring Car Championship after winning a scholarship drive in the series. The 21 year old entered The Race2Race competition in March of this year and beat 100 other entrants to secure his place on the 2012 ITCC grid. The racing novice from Dublin who had never even... [Read more...]
July 20, 2012 by Leo
Will we see Moore and Newsome leading into the first corner on Sunday? Photo: Con Connolly
So it’s Festival time at Mondello- Formula Vee Festival that is. Once again, the Vee boys have excelled in the preparation and promotion of this event. It will run over two days with a few heats on the Saturday and semis and the all important final on Sunday. Lee Newsome & Ray Moore have done all the winning this year but Kevin O’Hara... [Read more...]
July 19, 2012 by Tadgh
I don't see welcome as Gaeilge!? Yer man Doyle won't be over here in a hurry...
Irvine's yoke- le hack of it!!! The Red Phone- known as Le Tadgh Line..... Nipped over to Le Mans last week. Never a big sportscar fan, me and I tell you what- when I said Le Mans would put you asleep I wasn’t wrong… Mind you, I suppose I should try going when there’s a race on! Would you believe they have a red phone in race control... [Read more...]