The 2015 Irish Grand Prix
- Saturday 22nd August
The 2015 RSA Irish
Grand Prix took place on the full international circuit at
Ireland's #1 multi motorsport facility at Mondello Park in Co
Kildare on Saturday the 22nd August in some beautiful weather, apart
from a few showers during the fifth stage the event ran like
clockwork and the 128 starters enjoyed seven high speed stages.
Congratulations to the 2015 Irish Grand Prix Champion
Jack Newman who blew all the rest of some serious competition into
the weeds in his superbly prepared Escort and congratulations also
to Alan Smyth in his Ya Car race buggy who finished top of the time
sheets a full 10 seconds clear of his nearest rival.
Congratulations to the other class winners:
Ryan McKenna (1), John Murray (2), Christopher Woods
(3), Mark Woods (4), Jamie Grant (5), John Murphy (7), Stephen
McIlveen (8) & Colin Walker (11).
The full overall and class results are now available
by selecting the Results link on
the left side of this page.
A huge thanks must go to all our sponsors for making
this event a huge success, they were:
Damo Motorsport (1), BPM Maxsport (2), Woods Motorsport (3), Stephen
Hunter Lawn Mowers (4), BPM Hankook (5), McArdle Plant Hire (6),
The Blaney Buggymen (7), M&S Tyre
Kitchen Koncepts (9) and Henderson Auto Sport & Spares (11).
The up to date Summer Championship points positions
are also available by selecting the Results
link on the left side of this page.
THE TYNAGH SPRINT CHALLENGE 2015
We now look forward to our next event of the season
which is at the superb Pallas Motorsport and Activity Centre which
is located only 40 minutes from Athlone on Sunday 20th September.
This venue got a big 'thumbs up' from the competitors at the event
we held here in May so we decided to come back again for some more!
Entries are now available.
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.
Additional details will be available soon.
The 2015 RSA Irish Race Buggy
The dates and venues are:
Sat 11th April Aghadowey
Sunday 3rd May Nutts Corner
Sunday 31st May Tynagh
Saturday 27th June Aghadowey
Saturday 18th July Aghadowey
Sat 22nd August Mondello (IGP)
(40 minutes from Athlone)
Sunday 4th October Nutts Corner
Saturday 24th October - Aghadowey
*** Information - 1st June
After further consideration and a close analysis of the performance
of the varying capacities of these machines (between 600 and 1000cc)
and with consideration to the different venues we have in the
championship calendar we have decided to have only one class
for the first year of this Championship.
With this decision, engine tuning and over boring of engines is
permitted and free but will be limited to the use of a maximum
capacity of 1000cc production motorcycle original engine
Tyres are as currently permitted in 2015 for RSA/Motorsport Ireland
regulations however the RSA will be looking at controlling
tyre costs in the future and currently the fuel type is free.
All machines must have a secure device fitted which can be opened
from outside the cab, that prevents the drivers body parts
becoming outside the cab structure in the event of a roll over. FIA
approved harnesses must be 'in date', a minimum capacity 1
litre fire extinguisher must be fitted inside the cab and in the
interests of driver safety, side protection 'nerf type' impact bars
to prevent rear wheel frontal contact with marker tyres and
similar objects are mandatory .
Only 'Registered' competitors are eligible to earn championship
points for this 2015 RSA Irish Race Buggy Tarmac Championship and registration can be
made at a cost of £30 by the end of July. All
registration fees in full will go towards the prize fund and
trophies for the final championship awards and additional sponsored
awards will also be presented.
The 2015 Race Buggy Champion will also
qualify for free entries for the 2016 RSA Irish Championship worth
an estimated £1000!
Non-registered drivers are still welcome to compete at any round but
will not be able to earn championship points.
This Championship is open to ALL machines
types that satisfy our technical requirements under
If you are interested in this new series and would like to discuss
any issue including getting involved in competing, promotion and
sponsorship please call:
+44 7788 598461
The remaining dates and venues for the
2015 Summer Championship are:
(only 40 mins from Athlone)
Sunday 4th October Nutts Corner
Saturday 24th October - Aghadowey
(The Prize giving
will be held in The Brown Trout after the last round)
The best seven rounds
will count towards Summer Championship honours
The next NI Winter
Series will start in November 2015 , information and dates available
Since 1990 we
have always had a serious interest in the clubman competitor and the
serious development of juniors (youths) in Irish Rally Sport which
has evolved and proved to be very successful.
Our next serious
interest is to introduce another new motorsport opportunity to the
whole Irish marketplace - race karts for rent. This is a
significant jump up from the normal four stroke industrial engined rental karts
used at indoor and outdoor tracks. Our machines are real
Tonykart 125cc two stroke Rotax Max Racing karts for both teenager
and adult use which will open up the opportunity to experience a
real karting experience
and introduce anyone to the unique world of serious motorsport
AND FOR EARLY STARTERS.. We will also have
real Intrepid two stroke Comer cadet karts for 8 - 12 year olds.
Our race karts will be
available for testing and practice and for real
competition in proper professional race events at many different venues all
Ireland and everything that is required for a real
race event will be provided.
A competition licence is not required.
obstacles to race have been removed - you just arrive 'n
packages will be similar to other UK and Irish based professional
race teams where the Formula 1 drivers of today started their
careers and will involve driver training and tuition, computerised
performance analysis, race team transportation together with
mechanical and track day support. This is a
real racing experience in a real
motorsport event and we are ready to welcome you to our team. Corporate and
additional hospitality facilities can also be supplied.
Voucher Packages will be available.
Interested?....just call Alan on +44 (0)7788
Watch this space for more details soon!
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 will 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
Scrutineering including noise testing (see detail
below) will commence at 8.00am in the main paddock area in front of
the circuit shop and the drivers briefing is scheduled for 9.50am
with 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 or eight timed runs through the day with competitors best five
counting towards their score. A trophy presentation for First,
Second and Third place in the eight 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) will
receive The Overall Winners Award.
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.
information for Nutts Corner Events
Please be aware that
all competition cars must
pass a mandatory noise test at
scrutineering and may be subject to random testing throughout the
event with on track meters. Any car which is found to be over the
permitted noise limit of 105dba at
3500 - 4000 rpm
(5000 - 5500 rpm for race buggys) WILL
be disqualified from the session and not allowed to compete until
satisfactory repairs have been completed. Particular
attention will be given to turbocharged and motorcycle engined cars
and anti lag systems are strictly forbidden at this venue. Please
be advised that entry fee refunds or 'carry-overs' will not be
issued to competitors where their car has failed a noise test during
this event. Iphone users can download an appropriate app to measure
noise with phones so testing and modifications should be carried out
before presentation of cars at scrutiny to avoid any disappointment.
Signing On and Scrutineering will be
available from 8.00am in the morning and the drivers briefing will
take place at 10.00am. Late arrivals will be accommodated but may be
penalised with reduced stage runs.
Information for Nova/Corsa Challenge Cars - Class 1 & 2
Class 1 and Class 2 competitors are
advised that we will be conducting detailed random scrutiny at every
event from now on to enforce compliance of the class regulations as
of October 2012, details of which are available by selecting the
appropriate button on the left side of the homepage.
have now passed since the regulations were updated as a result of
competitor requests and we will enforce these regulations in
full. We expect
serious competitors to comply with these regulations and be advised
that we will not permit any non compliant car to compete in either
class 1 or 2 until we are satisfied that it concurs to the class
It is in competitors interest to
ensure that cars conform to the RSA regulations and the
appropriate bolts are drilled ready for mandatory sealing. Any
car found to be unsuitable or unprepared for sealing to comply for
the regulations for class 1 or 2 will
not be permitted to
run in the challenge classes but will be allowed to compete in class