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Dylan Curley wins the 2013 Championship.
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 24 Oct 2013
Having won 9 of the 12 championship rounds this year, it comes as no surprise that Dylan Curley is the 2013 Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion despite tough competition from 2nd placed driver Jack Finlay and Sophie Byrne (3rd) who were snapping at his heels all through the season.  A well deserved championship winner who showed his racing expe... Read more...



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Dylan Curley takes the lead after round 2
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 17 Apr 2013
The racing season has started! With less than 1 second difference between Dylan Curley, Jack Finlay and Sophie Byrne in qualifying, racing was sure to be close and it did not disappoint.

Dylan won both rounds, with Sophie 2nd, and Jack 3rd in Race 1, and 2nd and 3rd positions ... Read more...



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Byrne wins Ginetta Junior Ireland 2012
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 08 Oct 2012
After a season long battle with James Fleming, Jake Byrne add’s his name to the Ginetta Junior Ireland history books by becoming the 2012 Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion.  

With seven wins this season including two double victory weekends in Kirkistown, a circuit Jake established h... Read more...




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Byrne and Fleming share the honours at Mondello Park
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 08 Oct 2012
Runaway championship leader Jake Byrne approached Mondello Park keen to take two solid results to give him an almost certain 2012 Championship victory. James Fleming however is a driver who has shown immense determination at every round so far this season and never one to give up on his own dream of becoming the Ginetta ... Read more...



Byrne boosts title hopes at Mondello Park
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 12 Jul 2012
The 2012 Ginetta Junior Ireland championship in proud association with Quaife, gearboxman.com, thegrid.ie and Michelin resumed after its mid-season break allowing exam students plenty of time to focus on their exams.

Championship leader Jake Byrne was one of those who completed his Leaving Certificate and was keen to pick up where he ... Read more...



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Hawthorn Trophy Rounds
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 01 May 2012
For 2012, the following rounds of the Ginetta Junior Championship will also be part of the Motorsport Ireland Hawthorn Trophy.

31st March - Kirkistown - 1 counting Hawthorn round
15th April - Mondello Park - 2 counting Hawthorn rounds
28th April - Kirkistown - 1 counting Hawthorn round
1st July - Mondello Park - 1 coun... Read more...



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Fleming takes double victory at Mondello
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 20 Apr 2012
James Fleming took a fantastic brace of victories in rounds 3 & 4 of the 2012 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship sponsored by The Grid.ie Carlow, gearboxman.com and R.T. Quaife Engineering at Mondello Park.

Coming into the weekend, Jake Byrne, double winner from the opening rounds at Kirkistown in March, was keen t... Read more...




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Jake shows a clean pair of heels to take early championship lead
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 06 Apr 2012
The 2012 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship kicked off at Northern Ireland’s Kirkistown Racing Circuit on Saturday 31st March. Sponsored by Gearboxman.com and returning 2010 sponsor, TheGrid.ie Carlow, it is looking like we are going to be treated to an entertaining season with lots of new faces budd... Read more...



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O’Brien confident going into Total Quartz Ginetta GT5 Challenge
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 06 Apr 2012

Since emerging on the racing scene in 2010 with a last minute deal to compete in the newly launched Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship, Andy O’Brien has been nothing short of a revelation and one of the best naturally talented drivers to emerge from the championship. One of the few drivers to enter th... Read more...




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Ginetta Extends Junior Prizes with BTCC Test
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 20 Mar 2012
Ginetta can today announce that both the Ginetta Junior Championship and its sister championship, the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship, will receive an addition to their respective championship prizes this year.

In addition to the previously announced prize of the use of a Ginetta for either the Ginetta Juniors (G40J), Ginetta GT ... Read more...



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Andy O'Brien confirmed for Total Quartz Ginetta GT5 Challenge
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 09 Mar 2012
Reigning Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion Andy O'Brien has announced he will once again compete in a Ginetta, after committing to the Total Quartz Ginetta GT5 Challenge in a Ginetta G40.

O'Brien started car racing in 2010 and had an incredible debut season, taking runner up spot in the Ginetta Juni... Read more...



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Watson and Doyle take final victories in 2011
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 19 Sep 2011
With the title race down to just one point at the head of the field, the final two rounds of the 2011 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship were set to be thrilling to say the least! On drop scores it was Andy O’Brien who had the slender advantage over Sean Doyle. Jake Byrne in third was also very much ... Read more...



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O’Brien & Doyle take it down to the wire!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 29 Aug 2011
Rounds ten and eleven of Ginetta Junior Ireland returned to Kirkistown Racing Circuit in Northern Ireland. At the front of the Championship only a handful of points split the leading trio of Andy O’Brien, Sean Doyle and Jake Byrne heading into the weekend, so it was very much al... Read more...



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Doyle and O’Brien show a clean pair of heels!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 26 Jul 2011
Mondello Park National Circuit was the venue for Rounds 8 & 9 of the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship on Sunday July 24th. After a successful weekend in Anglesey, the championship front-runners were each keen to open an advantage at the front of the field as they returned to Mondello Park.

Sean Doy... Read more...



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Three Races - Three Winners!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 29 Jun 2011
Ginetta Junior Ireland had its very first overseas event last weekend with the series travelling to the island of Anglesey. With three rounds of the championship awaiting the drivers, everyone was keen to get a strong finish to make their mark on the championship leaderboard.

Saturday morning’s... Read more...



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Ginetta Junior Ireland to make Anglesey debut
By: J.Mullan Posted on: 20 Jun 2011
After almost two months off to allow drivers time to sit their state exams, Ginetta Junior Ireland gets up and running again with rounds five, six and seven this weekend 25th/26th June 2011. This will see the prospering series in its second year, cross the Irish Sea for the first time to the North Wales I... Read more...



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Byrne and Watson take their maiden victories!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 02 May 2011
The 2011 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship supported by Michelin Tyres made their first of two visits to Northern Ireland’s Kirkistown Racing circuit last weekend. Noted to be Ireland’s fastest racing circuit, Kirkistown is full of challenges for our young drivers with fast corners and long st... Read more...



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Doyle takes series lead!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 25 Apr 2011
Rounds one and two of Ginetta Junior Ireland supported by Michelin Tyres for 2011 kicked off at Mondello Park on Sunday 24th April.  With all of last years drivers returning for 2011 with the exception of series graduate Niall Murray, we were set for a thrilling season opener.

Qualifying gave us a clear indication that one ... Read more...



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Series Registration Documents
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 15 Mar 2011
The series registration documents for the 2011 Ginetta Junior Ireland series supported by Michelin Tyres are now available to download from our Series Information page.

Please click here to be re-directed straight to our Series information page.
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2011 Race Calendar now online!
By: P.Grogan Posted on: 01 Mar 2011
The event calendar for the 2011 Ginetta Junior Ireland Series supported by Michelin Tyres is now online. Comprising of 13 rounds with 11 to count, this year will see our drivers challenged with 4 different circuits which include Mondello Park's National and International Circuits, Kirkistown in Co.Down and the series will cross the water for... Read more...



     
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