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October 6th 2017

Time to head to France for the IAME International Final at Le Mans Karting International.

A couple of days of testing and then qualifying is on Wednesday evening. There'll be two heats on Thursday and Friday and then three on Saturday.

Hopefully there'll a couple of finals on Sunday too! 😀😀

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 26th 2017

A selection of photos from the final round of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at the weekend with The Southern Karting Club at Pallas Karting.

With third and fourth place finishes in the two qualifying heats, I lined up in third place for the first final. I got off to a good start, making up one place on the opening lap, but on lap 3 I got hit from behind and was forced to retire two laps later with a broken exhaust.

For the final race of the season I started from the back of the grid and was up to fifth by the end of lap 2. With three laps to go, two karts ahead collided and I moved up to third. On the way into the final corner on the last lap I was still in third place, but came out in front as the leaders ran wide and won the drag race to the line to take the chequered flag first.

Unfortunately my nose cone went in while trying to avoid the collision earlier in the race. The five second time penalty was initially cancelled as the CoC deemed it to be unavoidable, but this was later reversed following an appeal and I was demoted to third place.

I was second in the overall points table, but after everybody dropped their three lowest scores I finished the season in third place in the Championship.

Next up is the IAME International Final at Le Mans Karting International in two weeks.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 10th 2017

A selection of photos from yesterday's racing with Munster Karting Club for Round 8 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Kartworld Cork.

It was a mixed day with the weather changing from race to race, and sometimes during the race!

Following second and fourth place finishes in the heats I lined up P3 on the grid for the first final and finished in third and I then picked up another win in the X30 Junior Class in the second final.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 9th 2017

A selection of photos from testing today at Kartworld Cork for Round 8 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship with Munster Kart Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 27th 2017

A selection of photos from today's racing with The Irish Karting Club at White River Park for Round 7 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

With two third place finishes in the heats followed by a third place finish in the day's first final I lined up P3 for the second final.

After five years racing, and despite some post race penalties, I took home my first ever second place trophy! I've had winner's and third place trophies before, but strangely never a second place one! I also set the fastest lap in the final.

Still sitting in second place in the championship with two rounds remaining.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 26th 2017

A selection of photos from today's practice session for Round 7 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at White River Park with the Irish Karting Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 13th 2017

A selection of photos from yesterday's racing at Round 6 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Mondello Park.

It's the first time karting has been at the track in almost 11 years.

Third place finishes in both qualifying heats left me P3 on the grid for the first final and after a close battle towards the end of the 16 lap race I finished in second, just 12 hundredths of a second behind the leader.

A spin from the lead on lap one of the second final left me back in seventh place but I managed to fight back up to finish in third place. I also set the fastest lap in the first heat and the final.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 12th 2017

A selection of photos from today's practice session for Round 6 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship on the new Mondello Park Junior Karting track.

It was my first time on track at Mondello Park and it was a lot of fun. It took a bit of getting used to the speed down the long back straight, but by the end of they day we were reaching almost 130km/h!

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 23rd 2017

Some photos from today's racing at Round 5 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Nutts Corner Circuit with the Ulster Karting Club.

A great day's racing with a third and a second in the two heats followed by a second place finish in the first final. A ten second nose cone penalty in the second final turned what would have been a race win into a third place. I also set the fastest lap in two of the races.

Still in second place in the Championship, 18 points behind the leader.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 22nd 2017

A selection of photos from today's practice session for Round 5 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Nutts Corner Circuit with the Ulster Karting Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 22nd 2017

Thanks to Iain at Liquid Colour Designs for servicing my helmet today. It's looking brand new again!


July 9th 2017

A selection of photos from today's Race of Champions with the Irish Karting Club at Whiteriver Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 8th 2017

Some photos from practice today for The Irish Karting Club's Race of Champions at Whiteriver Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


June 19th 2017

A selection of photos from the weekend at Round 4 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship and The Southern Karting Club's IRL Plate.

I had a great weekend on track and secured my first win of the season in the X30 Junior class in the day's first final, moving up to second place in the Championship standings.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


June 18th 2017

A great photo by Marc Quinlivan as I prepared to start the final from pole today with the Southern Karting Club for the IRL Plate and Round 4 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.


June 17th 2017

All you need for a day at the races!


June 16th 2017

Almost time for Round 4 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship and the Southern Karting Club's IRL plate at Pallas Karting.


June 9th 2017

Happy Birthday to me!


May 14th 2017

A selection of photos from yesterday's racing at Round 3 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Athboy Karting Centre with Meath & District Motor Club.

Two third place finishes in the heats put me third on the grid for the pre-final where a first corner coming together left me having to fight my way back through the pack. A spin while fighting for fourth place on the last lap meant I'd be starting at the back of the grid for the final.

After a slow-ish start I managed to fight back up to third place. When the leaders came together with three corners to go, I almost managed to snatch second place, crossing the line just two tenths of a second behind to secure my first podium finish of the season.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


May 13th 2017

A selection of photos from yesterday's practice session for Round 3 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Athboy Karting Centre.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 16th 2017

Some cool black and white photos from Round 2 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at White River Park by Marc Quinlivan


April 15th 2017

Testing some data logging with the 360Fly 4K camera and the AIM MyChron5.

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