Carey Stars at Leinster Trophy and becomes the 2016 BOSS Ireland Champion!

Meath driver Cian Carey, 22, clinched the 2016 BOSS Ireland title at the high profile Leinster Trophy meeting at Mondello park in County Kildare last weekend.
The double Motorsport Ireland Young Driver nominee has set the pace for most of the races in the high powered series all season, despite competing again some far more powerful machinery in his 2.0 Formula Renault-Tattus. Having won at Kirkistown and Mondello Park already this season, the Rathoath driver approached the final round at Mondello Park, at the biggest race meeting of the year, just needing a pair of points finishes to clinch the coveted title.

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With some extremely powerful machines, including an F1 powered Gould, Cian was happy to qualify ahead of the horde of fellow Formula Renault drivers in sixth overall for the first race of the weekend.
Unfortunately it was all to go wrong for the champion elect as the pack headed down towards turn one fr the first time. Contact with another car sent the Mooretown Engineering backed machine spinning off the circuit. A superb recovery drive, from 24th place,  saw Cian scythe thorough the field, however to take an impressive sixth at the flag-  setting him up to clinch the title in the Leinster Trophy race the following day.

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In front of a capacity crowd, Carey knew exactly what he had to do and made a conscious decision to make a cautious start from fifth on the grid, initially dropping to eighth. After this though, he uncorked an amazing charge, despite the difficult conditions, relieving Barry Rabbitt of third overall mid race and then matching the pace of the two F3 mounted drivers until the flag to take third overall in the big race and of course the 2016 BOSS Ireland title too.

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The Leinster Trophy Podium (L-R) Paul Dagg, Hywel Lloyd and Cian Carey. Image from @chesterpics

 

Cian Carey, 2016 BOSS Ireland Champion: “I’m delighted to win the title, there was tough competition this year and we learnt a lot. The team and car have been superb all year and I would like to thank my sponsors Mooretown Engineering, Frank Brazil Reinforcements and  McEntee Financial Services, as well as Motorsport.ie for their support all year. To take third overall in a Formula Renault in what is arguably the biggest race of the year at the same time is the icing on the cake. Looking at the laptimes afterwards I can’t help but think what might have been, but I am still delighted with the result!”carey

 

Images From the BOSS Ireland Leinster Trophy Launch at Finnstown Castle Hotel

 

Photographer- Michael Chester

Model- Lisa Malone (Leo Nulty Promotions)

Location- Finnstown Castle Hotel.

 

Jordan F1 Car To Run at Mondello as BOSS Ireland Compete for Leinster Trophy

BOSS Ireland (Big Open Single Seaters) today announced details of the Leinster Trophy race meeting at Mondello Park on September 17/18.
For the first time, the class will compete for the famous Leinster Trophy, one of the most prestigious prizes in Irish Motor racing.
Over 20 cars will compete for the trophy on the Sunday afternoon, with all the action covered live on Mondello.tv  The list includes some of the fastest Irish drivers, former Leinster Trophy winners Barry Rabbitt and Stephen Daly amongst them. They will face former multiple champion Paul Dagg in a Dallara Formula 3 car and Hillclimb Champion Sylvie Mullins in a Formula 1-engined Gould chassis as well as Jonathan Fildes in his spectacularly driven Ralt Formula Atlantic.  As part of the entertainment on the day, BOSS Ireland’s Dan Daly will demonstrate his ex Rubens Barrichello Jordan Formula 1 car, the first time a Jordan has run at Mondello Park since 1999.
The Leinster Trophy Race is sponsored by Dalco Engineering.dalco-logo-boss-ireland-2016

About BOSS Ireland:

BOSS Ireland (Big Open Single Seaters) is Ireland’s fastest racing class. It is a formula pretty much free of technical regualtions and open to any single seater or open topped sportscar. Some of the quicker cars run F1 engines whilst in the 2000cc class (BOSS2), there are many Formula Renault car and on occasion they are capable of challenging the bigger cars for outright wins.

The Leinster Trophy has attracted many cars and drivers back to the class including former class champion Paul Dagg, and Noel Roddy, both in Dallara Formula 3 cars.

For further information on BOSS Ireland, see their website www.bossireland.ie

BOSS Ireland's Dan Daly will demonstrate his ex Rubens Barrichello Jordan Formula 1 car, with the Leinster Trophy BOSS Ireland (Big Open Single Seaters) today announced details of the Leinster Trophy race meeting at Mondello Park on September 17/18 ~ 2016 For the first time, the class will compete for the famous Leinster Trophy, one of the most prestigious prizes in Irish Motor racing.  Over 20 cars will compete for the trophy on the Sunday afternoon, with all the action covered live on Mondello.tv  The list includes some of the fastest Irish drivers, former Leinster Trophy winners Barry Rabbitt and Stephen Daly amongst them. They will face former multiple champion Paul Dagg in a Dallara Formula 3 car and Hillclimb Champion Sylvie Mullins in a Formula 1-engined Gould chassis as well as Jonathan Fildes in his spectacularly driven Ralt Formula Atlantic.  As part of the entertainment on the day, BOSS Ireland's Dan Daly will demonstrate his ex Rubens Barrichello Jordan Formula 1 car, the first time a Jordan has run at Mondello Park since 1999. NO Reproduction Fee  © Michael Chester  ~ info@chester.ie  MOB  ~ 087 8072295

Noel Roddy and John Daly, here with model Lisa Malone, will both race for the Leinster Trophy on September 18th

About The Leinster Trophy:

The Leinster Trophy is one of the most famous trophies in Irish Motorsport. First awarded in 1934, when Fay Taylor won driving an Adler, the list of winners includes many drivers who subsequently went on to star in Formula 1. These include Eddie Jordan, Mika Hakkinen and of course Ayrton Senna, who claimed the trophy at Mondello Park back in 1982. The Leinster Motor Club award the trophy to a class every year at their September meeting at Mondello Park and for the first time, the BOSS Ireland class have the honour of competing for it in 2016.

Images from Michael Chester

Model- Lisa Malone (Leo Nulty Promotions)

 

Carey and Rabbitt Share the spoils as BOSS stars at Vee Festival

In a pair of thrilling races at the Formula Vee Festival,  Cian Carey and former saloon star Barry Rabbitt shared the spoils as they battled mightily in front of a capacity crowd.

Carey claimed yet another pole position in qualifying in his bid to close the gap to championship leader Noel Robinson. An on form Barry Rabbitt lined up alongside Carey, but half a second slower whilst Robinson was third a further four tenths adrift. Former champion Fergus Faherty was next up, just a tenth off Robinson’s time, making it a Formula Renault lock out of the front two rows.  Next up was welcome returnee Eamonn Matheson in his self built Matheson, completely rebuilt and changed since it last appeared at the Kildare venue, from Colm Hynes, Donal Griffin, John Daly and another class returnee, Martin Daly.

The front row got away as one with Carey, off the back of two strong wins, repelling Rabbitt’s advances into Mobil corner. Typically, Rabbitt, perhaps in the knowledge that Carey was significantly quicker in qualifying, tried everything in the opening laps but Carey gradually eased away. They both had a wake up call early on though as Matheson displayed eye watering straightline speed, almost taking the lead from the duo on the main straight on lap three. Luckily for the Renault mounted pairing though, the home built machine is not quite as impressive through the twiddly bits and soon fell back. Rabbitt kept pushing and closed the gap mid race but at the flag the gap was 2.8 seconds with Carey making it three in a row in the 2016 BOSS Ireland Series. significantly though, Rabbitt’s fastest lap was this time only a tenth shy of the newer machine. Robinson completed the podium albeit almost 14 seconds back, from Matheson, Martin Daly and John Daly.

In race two, Rabbitt made his trademark rocket like start from the outside of the front row and even though Carey matched him, he somehow got ahead around the outside on the approach to Mobil. This set us up for an intriguing race at the front- and it didn’t disappoint! Carey was on the attack almost immediately, but Rabbitt is a Mondello expert and his defences were staunch. Despite some lurid sideways moments, Rabbitt stayed ahead to the flag- but only just, as a perfectly timed run from the final corner brought Carey alongside with the official verdict being 0.042 as they crossed the line. In their wake, Martin Daly had charged through to third from the back and all but matched the leaders in terms of laptimes on his welcome return to the class. Robinson was fourth with John Daly taking the BOSS 1 honours in fifth.

BOSS IRELAND FORMULA LIBRE RACE 1 (11 laps):
1 Cian Carey (Tatuus F Renault) 10m 10.77s, 74.53 mph,
2 Barry Rabbitt (Tatuus F Renault) 10m 13.56s,
3 Noel Robinson (Tatuus F Renault) 10m 27.40s,
4 Eamonn Matheson (Matheson Turbo) 10m 42.32s,
5 Martin Daly (Tatuus F Renault) 10m 43.17s,
6 John Daly (Lola F3000) 10 laps.
Fastest lap: Carey 54.685s, 75.68 mph.

BOSS IRELAND FORMULA LIBRE RACE 2 (13 laps):
1 Barry Rabbitt (Tatuus F Renault) 12m 10.24s, 73.67 mph,
2 Cian Carey (Tatuus F Renault) 12m 10.28s,
3 Martin Daly (Tatuus F Renault) 12m 19.87s,
4 Noel Robinson (Tatuus F Renault) 12m 20.13s,
5 John Daly (Lola F3000) 12m 31.87s,
6 Colm Hynes (Reynard 88D) 12m 31.87s.
Fastest lap: Carey 54.665s, 75.70 mph.

BOSS Ireland Overall Championship:
1. Noel Robinson   117
2. Cian Carey        114
3. Barry Rabbitt       91
4. Martin Daly          51
5. Fergus Faherty    40
6. Tim Buckley.       26
If you would like to join Ireland’s fastest single seater series or to compete for the famous Leinster Trophy at Mondello Park in September- click HERE to email Dave Smyth,
Image from Michael Chester.

 

 

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