Wednesday, 20th January 2021

A NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF MOTORSPORT IRELAND
What a year 2020 has been, it has without a doubt been the most challenging year that most of us will have seen in our lifetime.

Motorsport was on a steady journey with an intact safety record when Covid-19 put a huge damper on everything as you cannot continue to build a good safety record if there are no events. We have developed a positive relationship with our insurance broker, MIS Insurance and our public liability provider, Allianz over the past two years and we were able to agree with them a package that would allow us to restart even in a small way.
READ MORE
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND OFFICIALS COMMISSION
A very Happy New Year to all our volunteers and officials for 2021. 2020 was such a strange year and for so many of our volunteers, a missed year. Missing the action, missing our friends missing talking sh…Motorsport!! 

When we canvassed our Volunteers last May to find out how they felt about returning to sport, I never expected that eight months later we would be back in a situation with no events. The single biggest answer to the question ‘When will you feel comfortable volunteering again?’ was ‘When there is a vaccine available’, and I really didn’t expect that to be the reality that it is now rapidly emerging.

So many of you will have been affected by the pandemic in more ways than one.
READ MORE
REGISTER NOW FOR THE WINTER IRISH DIGITAL MOTORSPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Winter 2021 Irish Digital Motorsports Championship (iDMC) in association with Digital-Motorsports.com. Click on the button below to view full details including the championship calendar, entry requirements, and to access the online registration form. Rounds 1 & 2 take will take place on Wednesday February 3rd, and with grid spaces limited, we suggest you register now to avoid disappointment. 
REGISTER NOW
CHARLIE EASTWOOD TO EMBARK ON EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES LMP2 CAMPAIGN WITH RACING TEAM TURKEY
Following his upcoming debut at the Rolex Daytona 24-Hour race on 30-31 January in a TF Sport Aston Martin, 2018 Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year, Charlie Eastwood, will compete in the LMP2 class of the 2021 European Le Mans Series with newly-formed Racing Team Turkey.
READ MORE
THE LONG TERM PLAN FOR MOTORSPORT IRELAND RALLY ACADEMY
The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy gives some of the country’s brightest motorsporting talents the opportunity to develop their skills and take their career to the next level. Born out of the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award and the passion of a few individuals to provide a more rounded support network, the Academy is now being recognised on the world stage – despite still being in its infancy.
READ MORE
WATCH THE FISHER FAMILY TRIBUTE PROGRAMME FROM 7PM, THURS JAN 21ST

This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is a tribute show which aired following the tragic deaths of Bertie, Mark and Emma Fisher. For over three decades the name Bertie Fisher was synonymous with Irish rallying. A four time Irish tarmac champion, Fisher accumulated a record 20 international victories during his time behind the wheel.

READ MORE
EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE FOR MOTORSPORT IRELAND OFFICIALS LICENCES
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all in-person training has been suspended until it is safe to run specific training courses, which we hope will be in the second half of 2021. Prior to the current upsurge in cases, we had originally pencilled in courses for June, however we have no choice but to keep this under constant review.

At a recent meeting of the Motor Sport Council, it was agreed that officials whose licences expired at the end of 2020 could obtain a Six-Month extension to this licence if they needed to use it for an event in the first half of 2021.
  To do this, officials should email safety@motorsportireland.com, stating their name, licence number, licence type and the event(s) for which the licence is needed
READ MORE
CREATE YOUR FREE
MI-MEMBER ACCOUNT
MI-Membership is a reward-based membership scheme, available for FREE to all motorsport enthusiasts. Competition licence holders are automatically enrolled in the programme, but non-licence holders can create a MI-Member account online. 

The MI-Membership Newsletter for Winter 2020 will be issued soon, so if you haven't already, make sure you sign-up to receive it!

If you are already a MI-Member and have yet to receive access to your new online account, please email marketing@motorsportireland.com

Companies wishing to get involved in the programme should also email the above address. 
CREATE A MI-MEMBER ACCOUNT
CHANGES TO RULES & REGULATIONS
 
There are no changes to Rules & Regulations in this issue of the Motorsport Ireland Bulletin.

For More News, Reviews & Previews visit:

motorsportireland.com

 

Follow Us on 

Social Media

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb 2: IDMC WINTER RD1 - USF2000 INDIANAPOLIS

Feb 17: IDMC WINTER RD2 - USF2000 VIRGINIA INT. RACEWAY

Mar 3: IDMC WINTER RD3 - USF2000 WATKINS GLEN

Mar 17: IDMC WINTER RD4 - USF2000 LONG BEACH

Mar 24: IDMC WINTER RD5 - USF2000 LAGUNA SECA

Mar 31: IDMC WINTER RD6 - USF2000 MONTREAL
 
Note:
All Motorsport Ireland events are suspended until further notice, with the exception of the Irish Digital Motorsport Championship (IDMC).  

Visit our Facebook page    Visit our Twitter feed   Visit our YouTube channel

Motorsport Ireland
34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
+353 1 677 5628 

Keep up with Motorsport Ireland News: Become a MI-Member

Sign-up as a MI-Member to subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news, updates and exclusive offers from Motorsport Ireland.

For information on how we use your data, view our Data Protection Policy.