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Motorsport Archive

Falken dominates race and drift competitions around the world

Falken’s race and drift teams have secured an outstanding collection of honours this season with the tyre manufacturer adding a world champion and champion to its roster of three ‘king’ accolades and ‘queen’ title this weekend. Falken pilot Yoshihide Muroya claimed victory at the final Red Bull Air Race of the season at Indianapolis to

Beach Race provides win for new Dunlop MX12 tyre

Dunlop Tyres put itsnew Geomax MX12 product to the test at the recent HydroGarden Weston Beach Race and the tyre didn’t disappoint, proudly taking the podium top spot at the end of the gruelling off-road event. British rider, Todd Kellett took the podium after giving a spectacular show around one of the toughest off-road events

New Bridgestone Battlax Racing R11

Bridgestone has swept in a new era for grooved racing tyres with the launch of the Battlax Racing R11, designed to give supersport and hypersport riders the confidence on track to slash their lap times. With an awesome mix of Bridgestone technology cultivated at the highest level of motorcycle racing, combined with advanced new compound

Kiernan gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

Gary Kiernan has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in July and August. The 26 year-old from Bailieborough, Co Cavan, drove his Ford Escort to outright victory in the Imokilly Stages Rally in East Cork, and also won his class and finished fifth overall, behind

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes championship title

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey secured his maiden championship win in his first full year of rallying, securing the 1400 BTRDA rally championship title at the Trackrod Stages rally in Yorkshire on Saturday 30 September.

Kristoffersson seals World RX title on Cooper tyres

Swede Johan Kristoffersson has been crowned the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Champion with two rounds of the series still to go. The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver scored his fifth consecutive event win at the last round in Riga, Latvia to seal the title. The result was also the Volkswagen Polo GTi driver’s ninth podium finish

Colin Turkington set for thrilling finale of BTCC championship

Colin Turkington will head to the final race weekend of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch in a head to head battle for the title. Just 10 points cover championship leader Ash Sutton and TerraClean ambassador Colin Turkington following a frenetic race weekend at Silverstone. The championship finale at Brands

Unique treble on cards for Moffett after clinching forestry championship

Sixth place in the Omagh Bushwhacker Forestry Stages Rally was enough to clinch the Valvoline National title for Monaghan rally master Sam Moffett in his Fiesta WRC, giving him his second major championship of the year and leaving him poised to make it a unique treble next weekend if he can also add the Clonakilty

Cooper Tire Europe showcases new Kahn Design vehicle at Rallyday

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd will display a Kahn Design Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Edition, on Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR tyres, at this year’s Rallyday – Europe’s premier rally car show – to highlight its new relationship with the British automotive fashion house. Rallyday is an annual event, set to take place

Jordan Dempsey wins Young Racing Driver of the Month for July

Congratulations to 17 year-old Jordan Dempsey from Mullingar, who has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for July. The Westmeath driver had a busy month, with race meetings at three different circuits in Ireland and Britain. In the course of five British Formula Ford Championship races at Donington Park and Castle

Kumho-shod McCarthy enjoys strong season

County Derry-born Marty McCormack is enjoying a notably strong season in the Prestone MSA British Rally Championship and, with a typically skilful showing and trouble-free run in the last remaining round, could well achieve a well-deserved podium finish in this hard-fought series.