A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
With so much uncertainty and no financial returns from its affiliated clubs, Motorsport Ireland remains confident it will get through the current difficulties.
Fri, 20 Mar, 2020
Backboned by six champions, the Triton Showers National Rally Championship gets underway on Sunday with the TF Royal Hotel/Casey’s and Mulroy’s Londis Mayo Rally that returns to Castlebar for the first time in 11 years.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2020
For the second year in succession, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Hyundai i20 R5) won the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Rally, this time finishing 27.1 seconds ahead of the similar car of Antrim’s Desi Henry. Sheffield driver Ollie Mellors (Proton Iriz R5) was third.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
Former International Racing Driver of the Year award winner Matt Griffin, who has racked up some 300 races in a Ferrari GT, has accepted a new role outside of his continuing competitive career that will see him race at 23 events this season.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
The event goes ahead after financial support was received privately and from the sport’s governing body Motorsport Ireland as the Galway club faced significant financial losses due to the lack of entries.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2020
The dynamic of this year’s Irish Tarmac Rally Championship — that is being launched in Galway tonight — sees a major shift towards the Hyundai i20 R5 for many of its top competitors.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2020
A north Cork motorsport club says it is "gutted" by wanton vandalism that saw tens of thousands of euros worth of fire damage caused in an attack in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019
Cork racing ace Lucca Allen is on the cusp of outright victory in the F4 SEA Championship with Finland’s Elias Seppanen standing between the Shanagarry driver and his first FIA title.
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019
The motorsport careers of Derry’s Josh McErlean and Kildare’s James Roe Jnr. received a major boost in terms of finance and prestige after they were honoured at the MIS Motorsport Champions of Irish Motorsport awards ceremony at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin yesterday.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
With an imperious performance, the local crew of Rob Duggan/Ger Conway (Ford Escort) took a superb victory in the Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally.
Sun, 01 Dec, 2019
A magnificent silver trophy in honour of the late Maurice Nagle awaits the winners of tomorrow’s Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally that has attracted a superb entry.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
Paying tribute to Citroen Racing for its “passion and commitment”, a statement from Citroen CEO Linda Jackson said.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
Triton Showers are to remain as title sponsors of the National Rally Championship next season.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
They finished ahead of the Swipe Right team of Anthony Fildes and the trio of William Kellett, Max Hart and Jack Byrne, all nominees for the Young Racing Driver of the Year award
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
Tomorrow’s Donegal Harvest Rally in Redcastle will mark the Volkswagen Polo GTi R5 debut for former Irish Tarmac and National champions Donegal’s Donagh Kelly and Monaghan’s Josh Moffett.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
Ott Tanak (Toyota Yaris WRC) took maximum points and a maiden win on Wales RallyGB to strengthen his grip on the Drivers’ title in the World Rally Championship where his team mate Tyrone’s Kris Meeke helped their Toyota Gazoo Racing team close to within eight points of Hyundai for the Manufacturers’ crown.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2019
An aquaplaning slide on the day’s final stage saw Tyrone’s Kris Meeke (Toyota Yaris WRC) relinquish his day-long lead in Wales Rally GB. Overnight he held third just 3.6 seconds behind team mate Ott Tanak and just two 10ths of a second off second- placed Sebastien Ogier (Citroen WRC).
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
Irish drivers Kris Meeke (Toyota Gazoo Racing) and Craig Breen (Hyundai Motorsport) may have to park their own desire to win the Wales Rally GB to ensure their respective teams have the best possible platform to win the WRC Manufacturers’ title.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2019
As his rivals fell by the wayside, Draperstown driver Marty McCormack gave the Volkswagen Polo GTI a winning Irish rallying debut on the CBtoolhire.com Cork “20” International Rally.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2019
Derry ace Callum Devine (Ford Fiesta R5) headlines the CBtoolhire.com Cork “20” International Rally that begins tomorrow and brings the curtain down on the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship season.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
The Killarney and District Motor Club have welcomed this week’s court decision to disqualify 12 drivers, each for a period of two years, following anti-social behavior during the Rally of the Lakes last May.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
Derry driver Marty McCormack will give the Volkswagen Polo GTi R5 its Irish rally debut on next week’s CBtoolhire.com Cork “20” International Rally providing the Munster Car Club organisers with a major coup for their two-day event that brings the curtain down on the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
Taking the lead on the second stage, the Antrim/Monaghan duo of Desi Henry and Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC) went on to win the Enniskillen based Lakeland Rally that counted as rounds of the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship and the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally series.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
Having narrowly missed out on winning the Triton National Rally Championship last year Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC) can clinch the title and the Vard Memorial Trophy on Sunday’s penultimate round, the Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally in Gort.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
Organisers of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, the TROA (Tarmac Rally Organisers’ Association) have secured two additional secondary sponsors for the series that begins in four weeks time with the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
Craig Breen’s full time future in the World Rally Championship could depend on his performance with Hyundai Motorsport in the Neste Rally Finland, round nine of the World Rally Championship that began with the mixed-surface Harju street stage in front of a huge crowds in central Jyvaskyla last evening.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
A winning margin of 20.4 seconds by Monaghan’s Sam Moffett and co-driver James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta R5) in the Crafted Fitted Furniture Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, masks a tremendous battle with fellow countyman Barry McKenna and his Wexford co-driver Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R5) that wasn’t resolved until the penultimate stage.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
Mountmellick driver Anthony Culleton (Semog Buggy) extended his lead in the 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship with an impressive victory in yesterday’s Skibbereen and District Car Club’s Loose Surface Autocross at Derryleigh.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
New Zealander Hayden Paddon returns to the World Rally Championship at next month’s Neste Rally Finland in an EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
The funeral of Fianna Fáil councillor and rally champion Manus Kelly is taking place today in Co Donegal.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
Success in the Donegal International Rally, which begins in Letterkenny today, is closer to an obsession than an aspiration for a select group of drivers.
Fri, 21 Jun, 2019
A late entry, Donegal’s Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) and co-driver Derek Heena had an emphatic win in the Acesigns Laois Heartlands Rally. With the best times on all six stages, they finished a minute and 32.4 seconds ahead of the Ford Escort of fellow Donegal crew Mark Alcorn/John O’Donnell. Oldcastle’s Gary McNamee co-driven by Brian Brady took an impressive third in their Class 16 Honda Civic — 11.2 seconds further behind.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
Three former winners are amongst the entry list for Sunday’s Acesigns Laois Heartland’s Rally in Portlaoise with Cavan’s Jonny Pringle bidding to become the first man to win back to back events.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
Muhammad Ali in Croke Park in 1972. Pele and Santos down the road in Dalymount Park the same year.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
The Tillotson T4 Series will be showcased at the Motorsport Ireland National Karting Championships in Whiteriver Karting Complex in Louth on Sunday.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
A meeting of the World Rally Commission in Geneva tomorrow to discuss next season’s Word Rally Championship may increase the possibility of an event returning to the island of Ireland.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Boy-racers have been told to stay home this weekend by gardaí covering the annual Rally of the Lakes in Killarney.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Formula One has opted not to alter its qualifying format from 2020.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
Donegal’s Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) and his Monaghan co-driver Conor Foley pulled out all the stops to deny the Monaghan/Wexford duo of Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes victory in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
With two wins from two rounds, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett is on home territory for Sunday’s Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship as he aims to increase his lead over his main title rivals Declan Boyle and Roy White.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
Tyrone’s Cathan McCourt (Ford Fiesta R5) netted his maiden rally victory on the Abbey Hotel Munster Moonraker Rally, round three of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
The Kerry Motor Club, organisers of Sunday’s Rose Hotel Circuit of Kerry Rally in Tralee, have announced plans for a first Irish rally celebration with milk rather than the customary champagne.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019