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Updated 23 July 2016

 

 

Results for 'The Irish Grand Prix' event at Mondello Park on Saturday 23rd July are here, just click on Results to view.

 
 

 

                     

The sixth RSA Irish Grand Prix took place at Mondello Park in Co Kildare on

 Saturday the 23rd of July.

138 competitors started the first stage of the 2016 Irish Grand Prix around the superb international circuit at Mondello Park in Co Kildare in some very exciting and beautifully prepared race and rally cars together with the exciting new European cross karts. Into the mix were past and present top level rally and race, Irish champions up against some of the 'new Irish kids on the block' and it was the perfect formula for another fantastic RSA IGP and with perfect weather conditions thrown in for good measure.....It was a real 'cracker'!

The full results are now available to download, just select the RESULTS link on the left side of this page.

Congratulations to all our winners:

Gareth Hughes (1), Mark O'Donaghue (2), Christopher Woods (3), Barry McArdle (4), Donagh Kelly (5), Martin Tracey (8), Sam Moffett (9) & Sean Casey (11).

Congratulations to Jemma McCann who took home the fastest ladies award in her class 4 Civic and also to Terry McKay (10) who won the fastest buggy award and also to Jim Hutchinson (6) who won the fastest overall qualifying car award.

Special Congratulations must also go to Pat McBennett who topped the time sheets for the fastest event time of 17.25.6 in his race car Lotus Elise.

The event official event photographer was R.J. Pics which can be found at:

www.rjpics.vpweb.co.uk or info@rjpics.vpweb.co.uk

A great day was enjoyed by all and we now look forward to our next event in the Moneyglass Demesne in Co Antrim on Saturday the 13th August.

Entries are now available      

You can enter on line at  by phone or text on our direct entry number:

+ 44 (0) 7788 598461

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NEW!!  FREE ENTRY COMPETITION!  

Win a free Entry - To qualify - Just Enter on Time!

Any competitor who enters before the Wednesday evening preceding any of our events and competes on the day will now be put into a draw to win a free entry to the next calendar event or the next event at the same venue. This prize winner will be announced at the drivers briefing so remember all... 

'if you are not in you cannot win'!     

The first edition of the entry list will be available on Wednesday the 10th Augest and can be viewed by selecting the the Entry List link on the left side of this page.

To enter just click the 'Enter Online' link to enter by email or alternatively place your entry by phone or text, 9am - 9pm on (+ 44) 07788 598461 and pay the entry fee at reception on the day. If you don't get an immediate 'live' answer just leave a brief message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

It is also very important to have the entry list prepared prior to the event day to prepare the scrutiny and noise test lists and other details including the new entry prize draw. We also like to avoid unnecessary start delays so if you do intend to compete please simply contact us either by phone, text, Facebook or email with your entry details.

 Entries will be taken by phone, text, email and on-line and then confirmed on the Entry List when available to view.

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ATTENTION ALL COMPETITORS

We have noticed for events during 2015 that many competitors abuse our very cooperative entry methods and leave it to the last minute to enter which makes it extremely difficult for us to arrange for the commitment of all the support services required eg staff, time keepers, ambulance and catering.

We cancelled an event in January 2016 for this reason!

We naturally need to be sure that our events are viable to run and that means having the minimum number of competitors taking part, so it is in everybody's interest that we have received All Entries  by the Wednesday preceding each event to prevent further cancellations.

Other organisers issue fines and even reject late entries which we want to avoid so it is in all competitors interest to cooperate with us by making that simple call or text well before the event day.

For Direct Entries phone/text: (00 44) 7788 598461

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RSA Summer Championship 2016

RSA Irish Tarmac Buggy Championship 2016

Dates and Venues

Another exciting 'double' Summer Championship is live! We have had events this summer at different venues around Ireland which started off at our old favourite, Aghadowey in Co Antrim on Saturday 16th April where many of the leading finishers at the 2016 Circuit of Ireland developed their skills in the Junior Classes.

We enjoyed the first of two visits to the superb venue at the Pallas Motorsport and Activity Centre in Tynagh just inside the Galway County border on May 22nd for round one of the Tynagh Championship. Then a week later we were back home to Bluestone in Craigavon, Co Armagh on Saturday 28th May for a non championship event on the fantastic loose shale stages where the first RSA events were created.

Then on Sunday the 12th June we were back to the popular Nutts Corner Circuit for 'The King of the Corner' event where this year we crowned our Ten Kings and One Queen.

The 'Irish Grand Prix 2016' was held on Saturday 23rd July on the full international circuit at Mondello Park in Co Kildare and was as always, a special weekend for everyone who took part.

Next venue on the calendar is around the challenging rally 'country estate' stages of The Moneyglass Estate in Co Antrim on Saturday the 13th August and then on the 10th September it is back to Aghadowey for championship round 5 and another alternative stage at this classic RSA venue.

Pallas Motorsport Centre is once again our host for the first of two 'Autumn' events in October and it will also be the final and round two of the 2016 Tynagh Championship.

Then three weeks later we are back to Aghadowey for our final round of the 2016 Summer Championship and prize giving just after in The Brown Trout Inn. The best ever Summer Championship of events are all lined up this year for us all! 

We have put in our greatest efforts to give our competitors the largest possible range of diverse venues and locations to enjoy a great summer of motorsport with the RSA and we are glad to confirm that we can still offer them all at our very competitive 'clubmen level' entry fees!

Entries are always equally welcome for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always welcome.

Just keep in touch back here for the details.

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New Class Structures

Since the formation of the RSA we have always tried to keep our class structure simplified as in the 'early days' we started with six classes and we found this suited our 'pool' of original competitors and it has worked pretty well over the years.  Over the last 16 years car performance has changed considerably and to maintain a fair class structure within the RSA in the future we feel that some relatively minor modifications to class organisation are now necessary to move forward with the current times.

Our research has discovered a basis for a class structure that we believe to be suitable for us which is commonly used throughout the UK in MSA regulated events at similar venues and events that are very similar to the RSA formula.

For the Summer Championship 2016 we will be using this structure on a trial basis. At the end of the championship we will invite an open forum for competitors to express their opinions on this alternative class structure prior to the 2016/17 RSA Winter Championship and we will move forward into the future from there.

 

 Class 1 - Cars up to and including 1250 cc (12 - 17 yrs) *

      Class 2 - Cars up to and including 1250 cc (18 Yrs +)

Class 3 - Cars over 1251cc up to and including 1400cc

Class 4 - Cars over 1401cc up to and including 1600cc

Class 5 - Cars over 1601cc up to and including 2000cc - 8 valve

Class 6 - Cars over 1601cc - with 16 and more valves and cars over 2001cc - 8 valve  

Class 7- Specials, (RX, Race & 'Other' non rally cars)

Class 8 - All Turbocharged/ Supercharged and 4 WD rally cars

Class 9 - Race Buggies - 600cc original engine capacity

Class 10 - Race Buggies - 750cc original engine capacity

Class 11 - Race Buggies - 1000cc original engine capacity

* Class 1 & 2 cars must be of types 10 years old and greater, be built to recognised (MSA/MI) rally car safety standards and be fitted with a homologated and stamped roll cage from an FIA approved manufacturer. Cars must use all standard components that were associated with the original build as it left the manufacturers factory. No form of tuning is permitted. The suspension may be up-graded to a competition specification however coil over units are prohibited. Comprehensive details will be available in due course but in the meantime for any clarification on build and eligible specification please contact the RSA on (+44) 07788 598461. (9am - 6pm phone, text 24 hr)      

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The dates and venues for the

RSA

SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP and THE IRISH TARMAC BUGGY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 

Sat 16 April Aghadowey 

 Sunday 22nd May Tynagh *

Saturday 28th May - Bluestone (non champs)

Sunday 12th June Nutts Corner (King of the Corner) 

 Saturday 23rd July  Mondello (IGP)

 Saturday 13th August Moneyglass  

 Saturday 10th September Aghadowey

Sunday 2nd October - Tynagh *

Saturday 22nd October Aghadowey

(Prize giving in The Brown Trout Country Inn)

* Both the rounds at Tynagh will also form The 2016 RSA Tynagh Championship.  

The best six rounds excluding the IGP & Bluestone events will count towards Summer Championship honours

 The next NI Winter Series will start in November 2016.

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Specific Event Information events at Nutts Corner

The gates to the circuit will be open from 7.30am and it is advisable to arrive at the track by latest 8.30am to organize service parking and parking for your trailer which may be in a remote area separate from the main service area due to space limitations. If unexpected delays with your arrival occur please do not worry but it is advisable to phone our event number 07788 598461 so we can organize exceptional paddock access and delayed sign on and scrutiny. 

Scrutineering excluding noise testing (see detail below) will commence at 8.15am in the service area behind the main building individually at each competitors service area. The drivers briefing is scheduled for 10.00am with noise testing and the observation lap to commence immediately after. Signing on will take place in the Circuit Clubhouse from 8.00am and number plates will be provided. It is advisable to bring adhesive (duct tape) to attach the plates to your car. All competitors will be required to complete an entry form at signing on (excluding those entries completed and paid on line)

The event will be held over seven timed runs through the day with competitors best five counting towards their score. A trophy presentation for First, Second and Third place in the classes will take place in the Clubhouse  shortly after the last stage has been completed and the fastest overall driver from all classes (except class 7, 9, 10 & 11) will receive The Overall Winners Award  and there will be an additional award for the fastest overall time of the day.    

The latest edition of the on line entry list will be available during the week before the event and for additional information phone 07788 598461.

 

   
 

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