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The Results for The 2016 Irish Open at Mondello Park are now available, just click on Results to view.

Updated 08 February 2016

The Irish Open 2016

Mondello Park - Saturday 6th February

Congratulations to the 2016 Irish Open Champion, Stephen McIlveen (8) in his Mitsubishi EVO who had a really superb seven stage romp to come home the fastest driver of the day and overall winner to claim the RSA Irish Open title for 2016.

Congratulations to the other rally & race car class winners: Ben Donnelly (1), Kevin Doran (2), Christopher Woods (3), Alan Woods (4), Malcolm Willis (5), Peter McKinley (6) & Gary Miller (7).

Congratulations also to the Crosskart (buggy) class winners: Paddy Kelly (9), Ronan Mackle (10) & Sean Casey (11) and congratulations to Nicole Drought who won the ladies trophy for a superb performance in her Honda Integra in class 4.

It was another great event at the superb facilities at Mondello and we now look forward to our next visits in ROI at Tynagh in May and October and a return to Mondello Park in August for our 2016 Grand Prix.

The full results are now available to down load through the Results link on the left side of this page.

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Next Event - Nutts Corner - Sunday 21st February!

The next event on our calendar is the penultimate Round Five of the Winter Championship at Nutts Corner on Sunday the 21st of February and entries are now available.

The current Winter Championship and Nutts Corner Championship points standings are available through the Results link on the left side of this page.

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 scrutiny and noise test lists and other details. We also need to avoid unnecessary start delays especially in the  'short day' winter months so if you do intend to compete please 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 'latest edition' of the Entry List which will be available during the week before to view.

For Direct Entries phone: (00 44) 7788 598461

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ATTENTION ALL COMPETITORS

We have noticed for events during the last year 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 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.

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Congratulations to the Irish Open class Winners!

Event images available shortly ___________________________________________

The dates and venues for the

SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 

Sat 16 April Aghadowey 

 Sunday 22nd May Tynagh *

Sunday 11th June Nutts Corner 

 Saturday 16th July Aghadowey 

 TBA August Mondello (IGP) 

 Saturday 10th September Moneyglass 

Sunday 2nd October - Tynagh *

Saturday 22nd October Aghadowey

(Prize giving in The Brown Trout)

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

The best seven rounds excluding the IGP will count towards Summer Championship honours

 The next NI Winter Series will start in November 2016.

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THE REMAINING WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP DATES FOR 2015/16 

Sun 21st February Nutts Corner 

*Sat 19th March Aghadowey (Prizegiving)

 * Double points will be awarded on the final day of the 2015/16 Winter Championship 

This winter there are two additional separate track championships, one at Nutts Corner and one at Aghadowey. All rounds at each venue will count towards that specific track championship. The RSA Winter Championship will be determined by the best three results at Nutts Corner and the two rounds held at Aghadowey.

To qualify for inclusion in either track championship competitors must have taken part in at least two rounds at the specific venue.

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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.


Additional 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 8.15am 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. 

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Special 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.

Several championships 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 regulations.

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 3. 

The Future Development of Class 1 & 2

The availability of Vauxhall Nova and Corsa B cars and components has seriously dried up in recent years therefore it is necessary to integrate an alternative car/cars into the class and commence a rebuild of the junior class 1 and the class 2 adult series. This concept has proved to be fundamental since 2002 to the early talent development of several of the recent past and current leading national and international Irish Rally drivers and we would like this to continue.

After some careful consideration we have decided to introduce the Ford Fiesta built exactly to MSA and MI regulations (with a few exceptions tba) as raced in the Kirkistown and Mondello race series' in 2015. We believe this gives a cost effective way to acquire used cars at a reasonable cost which are basically 'ready built' and with the addition of a passenger seat and harness fitted, they are ready-for-use with the RSA. It would appear that they have a similar performance to the current RSA specification Corsa's and Novas in both classes so the integration should be relatively straight forward. If we discover any significant motor or other performance imbalance during the first series, measures will be taken immediately to ensure an even 'playing field' for all class competitors. The current Nova/Corsa regulations still apply and random scrutineering will be undertaken to ensure compliance with the regulations for all types of cars. The 2015 Fiesta regulations can be found in the Motorsport Ireland website and we will have the specific regulation details available here soon. We want this new development to be a positive one for all class competitors so we intend to keep in close contact with all the interested parties. An opportunity immediately after the drivers briefing and after the prize giving at each event will be available to discuss any issue as the classes rebuild.

Tyre choice for all will be as is currently specified for Class 1 & 2.

 

 

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