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.
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
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)
The Leinster Motor Club have announced that the BOSS series have been awarded the Leinster Trophy for 2016 and for the first time ever, Ireland’s fastest single seater race cars will race for the famous trophy at Mondello Park in September.
BOSS Ireland tendered their application to the LMC earlier this year and class co-ordinator Dave Smyth is understandably excited with the outcome.
Dave Smyth: Class Co-ordinator BOSS Ireland: “We are delighted that the LMC have decided to award the Leinster Trophy to our class for the first time. We have the fastest cars in the country and have some exciting plans for the race. We have had some interest from overseas drivers already and expect to fill the grid. Amongst the many attractions, more of which we will announce in the coming months, is the fact that Dan Daly’s ex Barrichello Jordan 193 will perform a demo run at Mondello Park on the day.”
The Leinster Motor Club has awarded the Leinster Trophy to many Irish classes in the last number of years including Formula Vee, Formula Sheane and FF1600- giving many Irish drivers the chance to add their name to the trophy Ayrton Senna famously once won. On Sunday, September 18th, Ireland’s fastest cars will battle it out with the winner becoming the latest addition to a very exclusive list.
About BOSS Ireland:
BOSS (Big Open Single Seater) Ireland is a class open to any single car. With no limitations, it attracts the fastest race cars in the country, including Holden V6 engined F3000 machines, Radical Sportscars and a host of Tatus Formula Renaults. There are two classes- up to 2000cc and over 2000cc but around the technical Mondello Park circuit, the classes are often closely matched. For the first time ever, the class will compete for The Leinster Trophy in 2016.
About The Leinster Trophy:
The Leinster Trophy is the most famous trophy in Irish Motorsport. It is awarded annually by the Leinster Motor Club to the most deserving class, after a selection process. The trophy has been won by many famous drivers- most notably Ayrton Senna in 1982 (below), but also by John Watson, Mika Hakkinen and Mike Hawthorn, all of whom went onto achieve worldwide glory.
On Sunday 20th September we were at Mondello Pk. for the last two rounds of this year’s championship.
Paul Dagg won the first round with Barry Rabbitt second and Fergus Faherty third. This was a great race with Jonathan Fildes and Paul Dagg having a great battle at the front until Jonathan ran out of breaks and then things settled down a bit.
Fergus Faherty won the second round with Barry Rabbitt second and Tim Buckley third. Fergus and Barry had a great battle over the first few laps witill Fregus’ new wet tyres came in and then he settled down to lead to the end. Tim Buckley held on to third with John Daly pushing hard behind him.
Overall we had a great day racing in very wet conditions for the second race.
Congratulations to Paul Dagg for winning the Boss 2 (under 2 litre) and the overall Boss Ireland Championship.
Many thanks to all our supporters and especially “bmcg Group” for providing the prize fund for each race meeting.
The Sporting Regulations for the 2015 season are now available.