July 24, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
Doyle won on a one-off outing in Formula Sheane at the Vee Festival- from 8th on the grid!
Congratulations to 20 year-old Sean Doyle from Wicklow Town, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. Driving his Van Diemen in the very competitive Formula Ford 1600 class, Sean finished second and sixth in the two “Champion of Mondello” races, and then went on next day to take third place in both the second... [Read more...]
July 16, 2014 by Séan Doyle
Sean leads the pack into SEAT Corner. Image from Michael Chester.
It’s been about two years since I’ve driven a Formula Sheane but last week Motorsport.ie’s Leo Nulty approached me and asked would I be interested in driving his Formula Sheane at the weekend at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. So as usual with last minute things it was a bit of a rush on Friday morning before testing we had to change... [Read more...]
March 18, 2014 by Sean Doyle
Autosportpics.com were one of the many photographers who captured the frightening accident in race one!
Going into this weekend I had a good feeling about it. With the first race weekend of the 2014 Champion of Mondello series for FF1600 just over it was for sure a real character building one! I’ll get to that in a minute. On Saturday I only went out for a couple of sessions just to give the car a check over and make sure all was ok for race day. With... [Read more...]
March 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Seán will be hoping this is the only view his rivals get of his MCP Van Diemen when the season kicks off on Sunday!
With just a week to go to the start of the 2014 season, Wicklow’s Sean Doyle has announced details of his plans for the year. Seán will again drive for Morgan Dempsey’s MCP team in the new FF1600 “Champion of Mondello” series. The series runs over four race weekends at the Kildare venue, two on the 2km National circuit and two... [Read more...]
January 20, 2014 by Sean Doyle
Sean at the wheel of his MCP Van Diemen at Mondello Park
During my debut season in FF1600, I learned a lot regarding setting up the car and working within a team environment. For the majority of the season I was the only driver in the MCP team but when there was a second driver I was in good company with names such as Patrick McKenna, Robert Barrable, Rod McGovern and even Morgan Demspey (team owner), who... [Read more...]
October 20, 2013 by Sean Doyle
The more modern Van Diemen which Sean will race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
This is Sean’s second visit to Brands. He is pictured here in the older RF91 at the 2012 Festival. Having raced the Van Diemen RF91 all season in Formula Ford, I made to graduation on Wednesday to a newer 2000 chassis in Kirkistown As I write this we are on the road home from Kirkistown in the MCP truck. I’m happy with the progress that... [Read more...]
September 18, 2013 by Sean Doyle
Sean leads the FF1600 Pack into Ford Corner for the first time.
Going into this weekend, the Leinster Trophy at Mondello park it was very close in the FF1600 championship standings with only nine points separating fourth place and second! Saturday was a dry morning and the sun was splitting the stones. We had a early quite an early qualifying session considering our race wasn’t till 4.55 the same day! Qualifying... [Read more...]
August 29, 2013 by Sean Doyle
A dab of Oppo! Sean drifts the RT2000 out of turn three. Image from JayTee Photographic.
At the weekend I was driving in the OPH.ie GT class at Mondello Park. Myself and Jake Byrne were sharing the fantastic RT2000 which was supplied to us by Mondello Park! It was the first time either of us had ever driven the car and what a fantastic car it was! On Saturday we had a couple of niggly problems with the brakes but we got it sorted for the... [Read more...]
July 1, 2013 by Sean Doyle
Sean is definitely one to watch as FF1600 returns to Mondello Park this weekend. Image from Jordan Dempsey.
This weekend is the very popular Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park. Last year it was a great event with loads of activities for the family. This weekend will be no different with a BBQ on Saturday evening, a charity auction in the bar and there will be lots of fun for all the family during the two day event. As you may know I will be out in the... [Read more...]