Lauren Taylor: A guide to securing a seat in the BTCC

December 11, 2012 by Lauren Taylor  

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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...]

Smith gets maiden run in Motorbase NGTC

November 8, 2012 by Nicki Hickman  

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Aron described the NGTC car as being 'mind-blowingly strong' after testing the car in Brands Hatch recently. Photo: PSP Images

Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Aron Smith took his maiden run in the Motorbase Performance-built NGTC Ford Focus ST at the team’s local track, Brands Hatch yesterday (October 6). David Bartrum’s Kent-based squad spent the day running both Focus ST models alongside its British GT title winning Porsche 911 GT3, and 22 year-old Smith took... [Read more...]

Aron Smith: The lucky egg and Nessie certainly played their part this weekend!

October 26, 2012 by Aron Smith  

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Aron climbs from his Redstone Racing Ford Focus to celebrate his maiden win with his team, family and friends. Photo: Paul Grogan

Ok before I start I think everyone should take a moment to watch this video and encourage the rest of Redstone Racing that we could enter the D1 drift championship next year!! Well what can I say about the weekend?! It all started with race one, you know when you’re on the green flag lap and it dawns on you how good the car feels? That’s exactly... [Read more...]

Smith gets first British Touring Car win at Brands Hatch

October 22, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Aron Smith sprays the winners champagne on the podium after winning race two. Photo: btcc.net

Irish driver Aron Smith gained his first British Touring Car Championship win yesterday at the season’s last event in Brands Hatch. The Dubliner has steadily improved across the season and has gained a reputation for being one of the most progressive drivers in the Championship and this was very much in evidence today at the historic Brands Hatch. The... [Read more...]

Smith looks to end maiden BTCC season on a high at Brands Hatch

October 18, 2012 by Aron Smith Press Office  

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As one of his favourite circuits, can Aron Smith return to the podium at the Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend?

Redstone Racing’s Aron Smith will look to end his maiden season in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on a high this weekend (20/21 October), as Britain’s premier saloon car championship visits Kent’s Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for rounds 28, 29 & 30. The Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year has gone from strength... [Read more...]

Aron Smith: It’s Not a Trophy- It’s a Watch!

October 14, 2012 by Aron Smith  

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Aron put on a fantastic display of driving over the weekend which was richly rewarded with a podium finish in race 1. Photo: btcc.net

The real highlight of my weekend had to have been trying to get the trophy back onto one of Ryanair’s finest planes. The tipping point came when I tried to say I would wear it as a watch to get it on the plane, believe it or not that didn’t go down too well! So instead I emptied my case and wore my sweaty racesuit as a “scarf”... [Read more...]

Smith earns maiden BTCC podium at Silverstone

October 9, 2012 by Aron Smith Press Office  

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Aron waves to his fans after race 1 where he took his maiden BTCC podium finish in 3rd place. Photo: btcc.net

Redstone Racing’s Aron Smith earned his maiden podium in round 25 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, rounding off a superb weekend that saw the young Irishman finish inside the top ten on no less than three occasions, surging to ninth in the championship standings in the process. Starting from seventh position for the first race of... [Read more...]

High hopes for Smith ahead of Silverstone

October 6, 2012 by Aron Smith Press Office  

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An on form Aron Smith approaches Silverstone with high hopes

Redstone Racing’s Aron Smith heads to Silverstone with high hopes this weekend (6/7 October), as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits the Northamptonshire circuit for rounds 25, 26 & 27 of Britain’s premier saloon car championship. The Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year excelled at Rockingham Motor Speedway last time... [Read more...]

Smith sprays HiQ champagne

October 5, 2012 by BTCC.net  

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Aron is now a familiar face at the front of the BTCC field over the last two events. Photo: btcc.net

Aron Smith has won a HiQ Champagne Moment award for the first time in his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship career. Smith received a whopping 58 per cent of the public’s vote following a gritty drive in atrocious conditions at Rockingham two weeks ago where, for the first time, he led a BTCC race. It didn’t matter in the end that Smith,... [Read more...]

Nicole Coffey: OMG I won the most amazing prize ever!!!!

October 5, 2012 by Nicole Coffey  

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A delighted Nicole Coffey with her IRL Plate for winning the All Ireland Karting Championship. Photo: John & Karla Coffey

Last weekend was the last round of the 2012 Karting season. We arrived at Pallas Karting Circuit in Tynagh and The Motorsport Ireland Minimax Karting Championship was hanging in the balance between myself and Gary Donnelly from Northern Ireland. Talk about tension! I focused hard and had a great day on track scoring a 2nd in Heat 1, 1st in Heat 2 and... [Read more...]

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