Ulster Awaits For Wright Rally

August 14, 2014 by Art McCarrick  

The Wrights are hopeful of a good showing for local sponsor the Killyhevlin Hotel!

The Wright Rally Team head for home this weekend where current Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year Stephen Wright, and his co-driving sister Susanne will contest the Todds Leap Ulster Rally. The pair haven’t far to travel from their Monaghan base as the Ulster Rally will once again be based out of the County Fermanagh town of Enniskillen.... [Read more...]

Wright Heading Back To Belgium

June 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick  

Stephen & Susanne are condident despite the challenge of taking on their most competitive field yet.

Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year Stephen Wright heads back to Belgium this weekend to take on the challenge of the Geko Ypres Rally in his Peugeot 208 R2. The rally is one of the most popular on the European continent and has attracted a stellar entry including over 40 cars in the R2 category alone and will provide a stern test for... [Read more...]

April Adventures of Stephen Wright!

May 2, 2014 by Art McCarrick  

Stephen in action on the Circuit of Ireland. Image from Sean Hassett.

Stephen Wright has reached the end of his hectic April schedule that saw him tackle 3 rallies in 3 weekends in Ireland and Belgium behind the wheel of his Peugeot 208 R2. Stephen’s first event of the month saw him travel to the TAC Rally in Belgium, which is based around the town of Tielt. Despite challenging roads and foggy conditions on some of... [Read more...]

Wright is Belgium Bound!

February 20, 2014 by Art McCarrick  

Stephen & Susanne Wright, Galway International Rally 2014
Stephen and Susanne Wright are looking forward to their Belgian Adventure

This weekend marks the beginning of Stephen and Susanne Wright’s European adventure as the pair get ready to tackle the Haspengouw Rally, the opening round of the BFO Belgian Rally Championship Stephen, who is the current Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year, is keen to build on his recent successes in Ireland and feels the Belgian championship... [Read more...]

Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

Ulster Rally review- with Art McCarrick

August 29, 2013 by Art McCarrick  

Garry Jennings took his second Irish Tarmac Championship win of the season on last weekend’s Ulster Rally

In normal circumstances, a win of 1 minute 18.7 seconds on a round of the Irish Tarmac Championship would be considered comfortable but Garry Jennings had to dig deep to claim his first Ulster Rally win and his second championship victory this season. Many struggled on the tough stages in Fermanagh and Tyrone but it was the most innocuous of stages... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Wright gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination!

July 25, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

Stephen Wright May-Jun 13


23 year old Wright is now a contender for the coveted Billy Coleman Award from Motorsport Ireland

Stephen Wright has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in May and June. The 23 year-old from Newbliss, Co Monaghan, won the Group N Production Car class in both the Donegal International Rally and round 3 of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, the Cavan Stages Rally, taking... [Read more...]

Motorsport Ireland announce Billy Coleman Award Finalists

November 19, 2012 by Paul Phelan  

craig breen Rally De Espana 2
Craig Breen is a previous winner of the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year and has used the award to propel his career onto the world stage where he has now become S2000 World Rally Champion for 2012

Motorsport Ireland has announced the three finalists for the Billy Coleman Award for Ireland’s Young Rally Driver of the Year. The drivers who will go forward to the Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards on the 11th December are Dean Raftery, Daniel McKenna and Stephen Wright, where one will receive the Billy Coleman award... [Read more...]

Young Rally Driver of the Year Finalists are Announced

November 7, 2012 by Declan Lee  

2010 Galway Rally - Stephen Wright (6)
Stephen Wright received the September / October nomination for impressive performances in the final rounds of the Valvoline National Forest Championship

Motorsport Ireland has announced the eight nominees for this year’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award. The eight nominees comprise of the five bi-monthly winners from January / February through to September / October along with one wildcard and the highest placed driver from the Valvoline National Forest Championship and finally the... [Read more...]