Motorsport Ireland News Roundup
On The Stages
A number of Motorsport Ireland licence holders made the journey to the Scottish borders for the second round of the British Rally Championship where they enjoyed considerable success. Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin took a start to finish win in the VW Polo GTi R5 to move into the lead of the championship. Cronin, a four time British Rally Champion saw his title rival Osian Pryce excluded on Friday night allowing him to pull clear of second place James Williams.
There was more Irish success in the Junior section of the event with an Irish lockout of the podium. The Ford Fiesta pairing of Eamonn Kelly and Conor Mohan proved to be the class of the field, leading home the Peugeot pair of Kyle White and Sean Topping with Johnnie Mulholland and Eoin Treacy taking third. Kyle McBride and Liam McIntyre were fourth in the juniors but won the British Rally Chamiponship Academy section in their R2T Fiesta. Kelly, Treacy and McBride are all members of the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy.
On The Circuit
Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Alex Dunne, had yet another successful weekend of racing in the ROKiT British F4 Championship at Thruxton. Alex achieved crucial championship points, extending his overall lead in the series with a double pole position, a brace of race wins, fifth in the reverse grid race and a fastest lap across the weekend. Dunne's attention now turns to the next round of the Italian F4 Championship which he also leads.
Wicklow's Max Hart put in a near faultless display the in the second race meeting of the TCR UK series at Donington Park taking his Hyundai i30N to a win in both races as well as a brace of fastest laps to jump into the lead of the championship by 44 points.
At Navarra in Spain, Cork's Lucca Allen helped his Graff Motorsport teammates to win the Proto class in the 4hr Endurance Race as part of their Ultimate Cup Series campign. The Graff Ligier finished three laps ahead of the next car.
Kieran McCarra and Aaron McElroy took their Toyota Starlet to a 1 minute 48 second win over Andrew Wedlock and Ciaran Maguire on Sunday's Cavan Motor Club Endurance Trial. In the Munster Car Club Autocross in Ladysbridge, Jack Brennan made history by becoming the youngest driver to set a fastest time of the day in a Loose Surface Autocross as the 17 year-old topped the timesheets in his TN5 buggy. Top saloon finisher was Limerick's Cathal Mulcaire in a Vauxhall Nova.