August 19, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Jake (left) and Sean, pictured with Mondello's Porsche 911, are usually rivals- but the Mondello Instructors team up this weekend!
Sean Doyle and Jake Byrne will compete in the next round of the OPH.ie Mondello Park GT series this Sunday at the wheel of Mondello Park’s Dunlop Supercar as the “Mondello Young Guns” team. The spacefame car runs a 2 litre Zetec engine producing approximately 220bhp and a Quaife 6 speed sequential gearbox and should be capable of... [Read more...]
July 12, 2013 by Sean Doyle
Sean Doyle was quick and spectacular at the Vee Festival Weekend. Image from cregornews.com
Coming into the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival, we could see it was going to be a warm one, and a warm one it was. With testing on the Friday, racing Saturday and Sunday there was a lot of mileage to be racked up over the weekend. We worked on the setup Friday during testing ahead of the warm weekend. I woke up Saturday morning to lovely warm weather and... [Read more...]
July 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Expect close spectacular action from The Formula Vees this weekend
So it’s Formula Vee Festival time again this weekend at Mondello Park. This is always a great event, with the Formula Vee committee going to great lengths to bring new faces to the Kildare venue. As ever, there are bouncy castles, face painters, entertainment in the Clubhouse Bar on Saturday evening etc but more importantly, there is a packed... [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...]
June 25, 2013 by Sean Doyle
Sean in his MCR Van Diemen. Image from Morgan Dempsey.
I arrived up to Kirkistown for the 60th Anniversary meeting on Thursday evening after work and the weather was gorgeous and I was being a little optimistic when I thought it might stay like that for the weekend. I woke up Friday morning and it was still dry even though there were meant to be scattered showers overnight. Testing went well all day. We... [Read more...]
May 14, 2013 by Sean Doyle
My Van Diemen at speed. Image from Cregornews.com
After a year break of being at the fabulous Bishopscourt race circuit it was again time to head up to the Co.Down circuit. I headed up Friday afternoon in my Nissan Juke supplied by Nissan Ireland (very economical- the 1.5dci Puredrive engine is brilliant.) On Saturday morning we had two 15 minutes sessions to get with the grips of the track once... [Read more...]
April 20, 2013 by Leo Nulty
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Well it has been hectic this last few weeks as the season finally kicked off. I always think that March is such a slow month waiting for the first race meeting of the season. I, along with a good selection of the Mondello regulars, pointed her North for the first meeting of the season at the end of last month. With Vees, Sheanes, Ginetta Juniors all... [Read more...]
April 12, 2013 by Sean Doyle
Pushing hard in the MCP Van Diemen
For 2013 I am moving to FF1600. This is the class that many F1 drivers started their careers in over the years and the Irish scene is known to be top class. I am running with Morgan Dempsey in his MCP Van Diemen which I used at the FF Festival in Brands Hatch last year, and loved! The season kicked off last week at Kirkistown, on the Ards peninsula... [Read more...]
March 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Fionn Murray leads the similar Reynard of Vivion Daly, with Pat Duffy holding a watching brief in third! Image from Alan Eaton.
I know I am getting old when my articles start off talking about memories of childhood trips to Mondello- but I won’t apologise for it! Back then, I was more into saloons but once I started karting, I took a far keener interest in single seaters- and especially FF1600. Back in the day, there were so many entries that there were three races... [Read more...]
November 9, 2012 by Seán Doyle
Seán coming up from the famous Paddock Hill bend at Brands Hatch
We arrived at Brands Hatch Circuit Wednesday 25th at 6pm to a wet cold evening. Everyone was telling me about the first Corner ‘Paddock Hill Bend’. Well I just couldn’t wait to get out on track the next day so the first thing I did was to cycle the track. Testing next day started early. After the third session, and great work from Morgan Dempsey,... [Read more...]