Bittersweet Weekend for Kane at Season Finale.

September 13, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Nat was fastest in practise, qualifying and won the qualifying race.

Northern Ireland’s Motocross star Natalie Kane endured a bittersweet weekend at the final of the Women’s World Championship races at the weekend in Slovakia. Kane was unable to line-up for the opening moto, which cost her an almost certain second place in the championship, although she went on to dominate the final race of the year. Kane had been... [Read more...]

Griffin Keen To Get The Party Started

April 12, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Ireland’s Matt Griffin this weekend kicks of his European Le Mans campaign with the Silverstone-based GT team RAM Racing

Ireland’s Matt Griffin this weekend kicks of his European Le Mans campaign with the Silverstone-based GT team RAM Racing. After 15 months of planning and preparation the team will be fielding two Ferrari 458 Italia’s in the LMGTE category of the ELMS series at the Northamptonshire track for drivers Griffin and Johnny Mowlen (no.52) plus Gunnar Jeanette... [Read more...]

Griffin Makes Podium Down Under

February 18, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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The Clearwater Racing Ferrari 458 of Craig Baird, Matt Griffin and Mok Weng Sung

Irish GT driver Matt Griffin got has 2013 season of to a promising start by making the podium at last weekends Bathurst 12 hour endurance race in NSW Australia. The newly signed Ram Racing driver was fulfilling a prior commitment to Singapore-based Clearwater Racing. An heroic performance saw the Ferrari team go one position better than last year, as... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Matt Griffin

February 8, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Matt Griffin has recently signed a deal that will see him join Ram Racing for the European Le Mans Series

Name: Matt Griffin Age: 30 Occupation: Racing Driver GT Road Car: Mercedes 250 CDI Dream Road Car: Ferrari 288 GTO or Lancia Delta Race Car: Ferrari 458 Italia LMGTE Dream Race Car: Italian Race of My Life: 2008 International GT Open, driving AF Corse’s 430 GT2. Went from 18th to the lead on the last lap Biggest Supporter: Robin Mortimer Favourite... [Read more...]

Craig’s Ultimate Birthday Present

January 29, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Craig will re-join Saintéloc Racing for this years FIA ERC Championship

This Saturday as Craig celebrates his twenty third birthday and will receive his ultimate birthday present as he contests FIA ERC Rally Liepāja-Ventspils in Latvia, round two of the 2013 European Rally Challenge and his maiden event as a ‘Works Driver’. Last weekend as Craig’s basked in the glory of winning the Park Hotel, Supreme... [Read more...]

NI Soldier overcomes Dakar Rally

January 24, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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Ballymena-born soldier Corporal Philip 'Barney' Gillespie and Matt O'Hare made motorsport history by being the first disability crew to finish the world renowned Dakar rally

On Saturday afternoon Ballymena-born soldier Corporal Philip ‘Barney’ Gillespie and Matt O’Hare made motorsport history by being the first disability crew to finish the world renowned Dakar rally. After enduring 14 days of racing in their no.445 Bowler Wildcat and covering over 8,000 kilometres they were one of only 299 crews out of... [Read more...]

Queen Honours Crossle Founder

January 15, 2013 by Tony Gregory  

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John at Cultra Hillclimb and with the family

Over the Christmas season it was announced that Dr John Crossle, founder of Holywood based Crossle Car Company had been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. John Crosslé, a former champion motor cyclist built his first racing car in 1957, The Crosslé Mk 1 and subsequently the Mk 11 and Mk 111 – all 1172cc Ford Specials and... [Read more...]

Michael Laverty Joins Moto GP Ranks

December 17, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Michael Laverty shaking on his Moto GP deal with Paul Bird of Paul Bird Motorsport. Photo: Jon Jessop - www.jonjessopphotography.co.uk

Following the release of the official Moto GP entry list by the FIM last week, Paul Bird Motorsport UK has now been able to confirm that both Northern Ireland’s Michael Laverty and Columbian rider Yonny Hernandez will ride in Moto GP for the Penrith-based team in 2013. After their rookie season in 2012 with James Ellison, Britain’s only Moto... [Read more...]

Farquhar Career Honoured On Helmet

December 12, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Road racing ace Ryan Farquhar was presented with a one-off SHARK helmet at Motorcycle Live recently to celebrate his successful racing career

Road racing ace Ryan Farquhar was presented with a one-off SHARK helmet at Motorcycle Live recently to celebrate his successful racing career, following his decision to retire from full time racing. The Irishman first wore the French brand in 2006 and has stayed loyal until announcing his retirement in early September. During his amazing road racing... [Read more...]

Conor Daly to test for AJ Foyt Racing at Sebring

December 12, 2012 by Tony Gregory  

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Conor Daly will test the No.14 ABC Supply Honda IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway

Conor Daly will test the No.14 ABC Supply Honda IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway December 13th just two days before his 21st birthday. Daly who will be testing an Indy car for the first time, is the son of the ex Formula One and CART IndyCar driver Irishman Derek Daly. Daly commented on the announcement “I am honoured to have the opportunity... [Read more...]

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