A variety of championships are run in racing with each class having its own series, from the Ginetta Juniors all the way up to the powerful single seaters in the BOSS series. 

The championships typically take place on the island of Ireland mainly utilising Mondello Park south of the border, with occasional forays North of the border to Kirkistown and Bishopscourt. All competitors competing in a Motorsport Ireland Race Championship are also eligible for the Dunlop Hawthorn Trophy.

 

HAWTHORN TROPHY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Dunlop Hawthorn Trophy was presented in 1959 by the Irish Dunlop Company to commemorate the memory of Mike Hawthorn, the Formula 1 World Champion, who greatly enjoyed racing in Ireland in the early part of his career. Every driver, in every class, in a Motorsport Ireland Race Championship is eligible to enter this championship. Each class will have eight nominated events over the season for scoring points. You do not need to register or pay a registration fee for this championship. The regulations for the Dunlop Hawthorn Trophy are published in Appendix 19 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.

 

IRISH SUPERCAR CHAMPIONSHIP 

In 2015, ASK Racing introduced a new series to Irish Motorsport, the ASK Supercar Championship, now known as the Irish Supercar Championship – Powered by Pirelli. The series runs the former RT2000 / Supercar spaceframe machines, powered by 2000cc Zetec engines. As well as racing at Mondello Park in Kildare, the series visits both Kirkistown and Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland, and Brands Hatch in Kent in the UK. Drivers also have the option of competing in non-championship events at circuits around the UK and Europe.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 42 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook. 
  • How to Register: All competitors must register two weeks prior to their first race in the Championship. For more information visit www.irishsupercars.com 
  • Event Calendar: To be announced


IRISH FUTURE CLASSICS CHAMPIONSHIP 

Future Classics is a racing series that caters for pre 1996 model production saloons, hatchbacks, coupes, estates, and GT cars that do not fit into any other Irish saloon car race series. The series is divided into two classes, Standard and Super. These classes are defined by the lap times a car is capable of setting on a particular track.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 44 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Download and complete the registration form at www.futureclassics.ie and pay an €80 registration fee.
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

 

FORMULA VEE CHAMPIONSHIP

Formula Vee or Formula Volkswagen is a popular open wheel, single-seater junior motor racing formula, with relatively low costs in comparison to other single seater formulas. As a result, it is Ireland’s most popular single seater racing class with large grids and competitive racing.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 45 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Please contact class coordinator Dan Polley on 087 943 1403.
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

2020 Formula Vee Championship Standings

 

FORMULA SHEANE CHAMPIONSHIP

Formula Sheane began in 2001. The concept was a formula that would be fast, reliable, and inexpensive. It is now the fastest one-make formula in Ireland. It is the only class where the cars are completely Irish designed and manufactured. 

The Formula Sheane cars are all mechanically identical. Once they have left the Sheane factory, the engines and gearboxes may not be opened. This means that winning is all down to the skill of the driver, not the engineer. These cars have a top speed of around 150 MPH and will hit 60 MPH in under four seconds.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 47 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Please contact Sheane Cars Ltd on 040 467 189.
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

 

FIESTA ZETEC CHAMPIONSHIP

The Fiesta class, which was introduced in 2013 as a budget class to attract first time and experienced racers, quickly became the biggest class in Irish Car Racing. The championship is for 1250cc, Zetec engined, 3 or 5 door hatch-back models, built between 1996 and 2001. Cars in the championship are near standard and must conform to a tightly controlled set of regulations and run on a specified Yokohama Tyre.

 

FIESTA ST CHAMPIONSHIP

A step up from Fiesta Zetec, the Fiesta ST Championship began in 2016 and is open to standard versions of the Fiesta ST 150 model which were built between 2004 and 2008. Cars must carry an original Fiesta ST VIN number and cannot be built up from other Fiesta models.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 51 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Contact Mondello Park on 045 860 200 or email hello@mondellopark.ie
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

 

HISTORIC RACING CAR ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP

The HRCA was formed in 1987 and runs a series of events under the auspices of Motorsport Ireland, both in Ireland and the UK. The series caters for both saloon and sports cars from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s up to pre 1983. The Race Championship consists of 10 – 12 races during the season, March to October and mainly consists of rounds at Mondello Park, Kirkistown Northern Ireland and Anglesey in Wales. There is also a separate HRCA Hillclimb Championship.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 49 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Visit www.hrca.ie to complete HRCA series membership / renewal application form
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

 

IRISH STRYKERS RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

This series has been running since 1998 and caters entirely for Strykers, a car that is based on the Lotus 7. Cars weigh approximately 640kgs (including driver) and have a Ford Zetec engine with up to 170bhp giving the cars a power to weight ratio of approximately 260bhp per tonne. The Championship works on the basis of a fixed technical specification that all cars are to conform to, which helps keep the costs down and the racing close.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 50 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: All drivers must register for the Championship to take part in any or all races before the start of practice for the first race which that driver enters. If not, the driver will not qualify for Championship points. Registration is €200 for competitors registered in the previous year and €100 for new or returning competitors who were not registered in the immediately preceding year. Please contact Championship registrar Roger Welaratne on 086 816 6201.
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

2020 Irish Strykers Championship Standings

 

IRISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Established in 2010, this series was designed to bring together drivers from various backgrounds, such as other touring car series and time-attack and track day competitors. As such, it offers up one of the most varied grids in Irish racing.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 52 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: Entry into the ITCC is by invitation only and competitors must pay a registration fee of €150. For further information please email Brian Sexton on itccracinginfo@gmail.com
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

 

GINETTA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ginetta Junior Ireland is a class for 14 to 17-year-old competitors driving Ginetta G20 cars. It has been running very successfully since 2010. The cars allow for competitive, safe racing and are an ideal stepping-stone for aspiring young drivers. The series is often the first step on the ladder for those moving out of Karting.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 53 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook.
  • How to Register: You can request a registration form by emailing info@ginettajuniorireland.com
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

2020 Ginetta Junior Championship Standings

  

BOSS / FORMULA LIBRE CHAMPIONSHIP

BOSS (Big Open Single Seaters) is, as the name suggests, a formula free of technical regulations. The current Irish version, organised and promoted by BOSS Ireland, is a class open to any type of proprietary single seater or open topped sports car. It is the fastest class in Irish racing.

  • Championship Regulations: These can be found in Appendix 54 of the current Motorsport Ireland Yearbook. (link to appendix)
  • How to Register: All drivers wishing to take part in the Boss Ireland Championship must register with the Championship Registrar. Registration opens on January 1st of the current year and all drivers must register before racing to be awarded championship points. Points cannot be awarded retrospectively. The annual registration fee will be decided at a drivers’ meeting. For further information, please contact Championship Registrar David Smyth on 087 0528 466 or dave.smyth99@gmail.com
  • Event Calendar: To be Announced

2020 Formula Boss Championship Standings


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