Mondello Park preparing for Historic 50th Anniversary event

Mondello Park’s 50th anniversary preparations are in full swing as the County Kildare venue gets ready to welcome visitors to its second annual Historic Racing Festival on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of August. The Historic anniversary event will feature the return of the exhilarating sight and sound of Formula 1 and Formula 5000 power to Mondello Park, with the visit of the Derek Bell Trophy races for Historic Formula 1, Formula 5000, Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars. Heading the entry list will be Irish Motor Racing folk hero…

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Richie Ryan moves closer to Dunlop Masters Superbike title

Kilkenny’s Richie Ryan dominated the Superbike top step at Rounds thirteen fourteen and fifteen of the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship on the Mondello Park National Track on August 4th & 5th. The Yamaha R1 rider moved a step closer to retaining his Superbike crown with a hat-trick of wins making it eleven victories in a row. In Supersport, the championship pendulum swung towards Antrim’s Dean McMaster, who bounced back from two events where he lost some of his championship advantage, to take three wins over nearest rival, Tralee’s Emmet O’Grady.…

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Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship to race for the Leinster 100 & 200 Trophies

The 2018 Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship reconvenes at Mondello Park this weekend, August 4th & 5th for the latest instalment of the popular race series. With the Leinster Motor Club in charge the event will include races for the Leinster 100 and Leinster 200 trophies which carry some of the biggest names in Irish Motorcycle Racing. The Superbike racers will take centre stage as the battle for the 2018 title continues. This weekend while racing for championship points and prizemoney they will also have the Leinster 200 trophy to battle…

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Martin Birrane, entrepreneur, racing driver and owner of Peer Group plc and Mondello Park, dies at the age of 82

It is with great sadness that the Birrane family has confirmed the unexpected passing of Martin Birrane. The owner of Peer Group plc and Mondello Park racetrack, Martin died suddenly on Saturday 9th June, at the age of 82. Martin Birrane was rated among Ireland’s most successful business people, having built the London-based Peer Group property portfolio to its current worth of £190 million. But his route to success, like his favourite sport – motor racing, was colourful and varied. At the age of 17 he left school and took…

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Ryan moves into Dunlop Masters Championship lead with Superbike hat-trick

Richie Ryan made the most of the absence of championship leader Charles Stuart from rounds seven, eight and nine of the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship, on April 26th & 27th, by taking three wins from three races on the Mondello Park International Track. Stuart suffered and engine blow up during Friday testing leaving the way open for both Ryan and Peter Moloney to overtake him in the championship chase. Qualifying for Superbike race one was led by the BMW of Luke Johnston who took his second pole position of the…

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DUNLOP MASTERS SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 7-9

The third event of the 2018 Dunlop Masters Supersport Championship will offer competitors a new challenge as they race on the Mondello Park International Track layout, which was recently partially resurfaced, for the first time this season. The longer International Circuit usually throw up some different results and many of the Superbike Championship competitors will be hoping for just that, as they aim to close the gap to Charles Stuart at the head of the field. This weekend also marks a year since the last time anything other than a…

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Caolán Irwin receives Young Racer of the Year nomination

Donegal’s Caolán Irwin has been announced as the Masters Superbike Championship Young Racer of the Year nominee for April following his trio of second places at rounds four, five and six of the Masters Supersport championship at Mondello Park. The Masters Young Racer of the Year award is open to any rider who is under twenty three and competing at the Masters. At each event one rider is nominated to go forward to the end of year shoot out where they will have a chance to battle for the  €10,000…

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Mondello Park International Track next up for the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship

The third event of the 2018 Dunlop Masters Supersport Championship takes place this weekend, May 26th & 27th, and will offer competitors a new challenge as they race on the Mondello Park International Track layout, which was recently partially resurfaced, for the first time this season. The longer International Circuit usually throw up some different results and many of the Superbike Championship competitors will be hoping for just that, as they aim to close the gap to Charles Stuart at the head of the field. This weekend also marks a…

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Thrilling Dunlop Masters Superbike races go down to the wire

Mondello Park was the venue once again for the second Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship event of the season, as a quality field battled for points in round 4, 5 and 6 of the series. Just as it had at the March season opener, the Superbike class stole the show with three thrilling races which went down to the wire on each occasion. Although the battle at the head of the field was even closer than at the previous event, it was still Charles Stuart and Richie Ryan who shared the…

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Record crowds for incident packed Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship opener

In front of a record crowd the 2018 Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship served up some quality racing during an incident packed season opener. The Superbike spoils were shared by Kilkenny’s Richie Ryan and Charles Stuart, with Ulsterman Stuart taking two wins to the single victory for reigning Superbike Champion Ryan. The Dunlop Supersport division produced its usual close battles with two new winners taking the spoils as Dean McMaster finally broke his Masters duck with a pair of victories, while Emmet O’Grady making a return after a five year lay-off…

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