New Championships to cause a stir at Mondello Park season opener
Racing action returns to Mondello Park this Sunday (March 15th) with ‘Champion of Mondello’ and ‘National Championship’ points up for grabs. Alongside the established championships three new series will cause a stir as they make their début.
First of the new series to hit the track will be the ASK Racing Supercars which will run as a sub class within the Mondello Park GT Championship and will be mainly populated by cars from the series formerly known as RT2000. Having served up some of the most spectacular racing Ireland ever witnessed in their heyday, the return of the RT2000 cars will be welcomed with open arms by Irish racing fans.
Joining the Supercars in making their début will be a selection of the cars which will race in the new Leon Supercup. This series will use factory built Seat Leon ‘Supercopa’ race cars, identical to those used in one-make racing across the world. The cars will run with the Irish Touring Car Championship starting from this weekend, but with only a small number of cars ready to run they will not count points in their own separate series until later in the year.
The final débutantes will be the Fiesta Junior drivers who will race alongside the Ginetta Junior series. The new Fiesta series will cater for drivers from 14 to 17 years of age and will use identical cars to the senior series. Sunday’s twelve race schedule will also include races for the Blackchurch Motors Fiesta Championship, HRCA Historic Cars, Future Classics and Formula Vee.
Sunday Racing gets under way at 11:45 with the final race of the day set to run at 16:55. Admission to Sunday’s event will be €12:50 for adults with under 16’s admitted free. If you can’t make it to Mondello Park on Sunday, many of the days races will be available to view on Mondello.TV, the circuits own live streaming TV channel.