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March 31st 2019

A selection of photos from today's racing at Round 1 of Tullyallen Kart Club's 2019 Championship at White River Park.

Two wins out of two in the heats, and then victory in the final along with setting the fastest lap.

Thanks to everybody who asked if I was OK following the accident in the final and thanks to the ambulance crew for looking after me so well.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 24th 2019

A selection of photos from the first home race of the year at Kartworld Cork for Munster Kart Club's O Plate meeting and round 1 of their 2019 Championship.

After a full day's testing on Saturday, Sunday got off to a great start with timed qualifying. I set my fastest lap of 31.924 seconds on lap 7 to secure pole position for the first of the day's two finals.

In the first final I held on to the lead through the first corner but dropped back to second in the final series of corners on the opening lap. I managed to retake the lead with three laps to go with a pass into the first corner and held on to take the flag with a gap of just over a tenth of a second. My fastest lap of 31.842 is also a new X30 Junior race lap record.

I lined up on pole for the main final and held on for the first five laps before dropping to fourth as we made our way through the backmarkers. I made my way back up to third by mid-distance. Despite putting in some fast laps towards the end, I was unable to close the gap to the leaders and finished in third place. I also set the fastest lap of the race for a clean sweep of fastest laps.

Congratulations to Sean McCormack on winning the O Plate and to Sean Hogan for finishing second in his first X30 Junior race.

I'm now tied on points at the top of the table for the four round Munster Karting Club Championship.

Next up is the opening round of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Mondello Park on April 14th.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 3rd 2019

A selection of photos from my first visit to PF International Kart Circuit for Round 3 of the Trent Valley Kart Club Winter Series.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 26th 2019

Some photos from a damp day's testing today at Nutts Corner Circuit followed by a quick driving lesson!

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


December 30th 2018

After a year or so of testing my little brother, Christian, finally took part in his first kart race today at Tullyallen Karting Club's annual T Plate race at Whiteriver Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


October 9th 2018

Some photos from last night's final test session of the day for the Iame International Final at Le Mans Karting International.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


October 6th 2018

Some photos from a wet evening at Le Mans Karting International testing for the Iame International Final.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


October 6th 2018

Some photos from the today's first practice session at Le Mans Karting International for next week's Iame International Final.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 23rd 2018

A great end to the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Pallas Karting today with the Southern Karting Club.

After a spin at the start of the first heat I fought my way from the back of the pack to finish in fourth place and then won the second heat.

That left me second on the grid for the pre-final where I finished in fifth and then after a tough battle in the final I took the victory with a margin of just 8 hundredths of a second to secure third place in this year's Championship.

Congratulations to Karl O'B'rien on his Championship win.

Next up the Iame International Final at Le Mans Karting International in two weeks time.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 16th 2018

After winning the F100 Spirit of the 90s British O Plate at Nutts Corner Circuit at the end of July it was great to be back out racing with them again at GYG Karting at the weekend for Round 5 of their 2018 Championship (and Round 2 of their new JICA Championship).

Following a dry test day on Saturday, Sunday got off to a damp start. Three wins out of three in the heats left me on pole for the final. It was a close battle for the first six laps where I held off the chasing kart until his engine seized at the end of the straight and I won the race to complete a clean sweep of victories for the day.

I was also awarded Driver of the Day for the event.

Next up is the final round of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship this weekend in Galway.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 9th 2018

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

I finished both heats and both finals in 2nd place and also set the fastest lap of the day in the first final.

I'm still in third place in the championship with one round to go in Galway in two weeks' time.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 29th 2018

It was a great weekend's racing with F100 Spirit of the 90s for their British O Plate event at Nutts Corner Circuit.

Friday was the first time I drove a 100cc JICA and it was amazing and different to what I've driven before. I also got a chance to do a couple of sessions in the Pre-2000 class F100 Tony Kart that Noel Brennan was racing and it was even better!

In Saturday's damp qualifying shoot-out I secured pole position and then won both of yesterday's heats.

In the pre-final I had a bit of misfortune at the start when the plug oiled up and the kart stopped, but a red flag following an incident at the first corner allowed me to take the restart and I finished third.

That left me in third place on the grid for the final and I made it up to the front before the end of the first lap and began to pull out a gap to take the victory and become the first ever F100 Junior British O Plate champion.

It was a good weekend all-around for the Brennan Tech team with Noel Brennan finishing second in the Pre-2000 final, pushing Raymie Eastwood hard for most of the race and also being voted driver of the day and for Jack Buckley who won the IAME Cadet class in the BKC event running alongside the F100 races this weekend.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 28th 2018

Not much running today at Nutts Corner Circuit for practice for the F100 Spirit of the 90s British O Plate due to the torrential rain, but I managed two runs before qualifying at the end of the day and secured pole position.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 27th 2018

Some photos from a great day's testing yesterday in a JICA for the F100 Spirit of the 90s British O Plate at Nutts Corner Circuit.

The day got even better when Noel Brennan let me have a go in his Pre2000 class F100!

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 27th 2018

First time trying a running start in a pre-2000 class F100...

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 27th 2018

Time to test out a F100 JICA for this weekend's F100 British O Plate at Nutts Corner Circuit.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 8th 2018

A selection of photos from the weekend's racing at Mondello Park for Round 5 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

After starting the first heat in 7th place I finished in 2nd place but was promoted to first after the race winner picked up a time penalty and followed that with a third place in the second heat.

I started the first final on pole, finishing in third after a close race and then in the second final was locked in a three way battle for third for most of the race before jumping from fifth to third on the last corner of the last lap to pick up my fourth podium finish of the year.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


June 26th 2018

I've just reached 1000 followers on my Instagram page - go check it out if you haven't already.


June 24th 2018

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

I finished the first heat in second place and won the second one. I then secured second place finishes in both finals to close the gap to second place in the championship to just 7 points. I also set the the fastest lap in two of the races.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 29th 2018

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

I started the day off with a fourth and a third in the heats and then had two third place finishes in the finals to hang onto my third place position in the Championship.

Eight weeks now until the next round in Galway at the end of June.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 28th 2018

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

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 15th 2018

A selection of photos from Round 2 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at Mondello Park.

Starting the first heat in 6th place, I made up four places at the start before losing one spot on lap four to finish in third place. Electrical gremlins on the starting grid for the second heat meant I couldn't start the race which left me back in 10th place on the grid for the first of the day's finals.

I made up five spaces in the first corner and by lap four was up to third place and had to defend hard to keep that place over the remaining laps.

Lining up in third place for the second final, I climbed to second in the first corner, before dropping to fourth a lap later. With the 15 lap race being cut to just 8 laps I was unable to improve on that position by the end.

I'm still in third place in the Championship on 163 points, just 11 behind the leaders who are tied on 174 points.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 14th 2018

Back at Mondello Park today for the first of three visits this year in the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

Here is a selection of photos from today's practice session for Round 2 of this year's Championship.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 25th 2018

A selection of photos from Round 1 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship today at White River Park.

Starting the heats in 4th and 10th places, I finished them in 2nd and 4th which left me in third place on the grid for the first of the day's finals.

After a third place finish in the first final I lined up third on the grid for the second final. Dropping back to fifth place on the opening lap, I fought back up to third by the middle of the race, but the gap to the leaders was too big to make up in the closing laps and I finished in third place.

I also set the fastest lap in both finals.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 24th 2018

A selection of photos from today's practice session for the first round of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at White River Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 24th 2018

Time to get ready for the first round of the 2018 Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship at White River Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


March 8th 2018

It's International Women's Day!


January 29th 2018

Thanks to Liquid Colour Designs for refreshing my helmet and repairing the stone chips and scuffs from racing last season. They also fitted a VentureShield coating to protect it.

Check out the cool artwork by Marc Quinlivan on the walls in their workshop! :😜


January 24th 2018

It's International Women's Sports Day


December 31st 2017

My top nine Instagram photos of 2017. Thanks for following me!


October 31st 2017

Happy Halloween!


October 18th 2017

I've just reached 800 followers on my Instagram page. Go check it out and give it a follow if you haven't already. Thanks!


October 14th 2017

A few photos from the drivers' parade at the IAME International Final at Le Mans Karting International.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


October 14th 2017

Some more photos from today's final heats at the IAME International Final at Circuit Karting International Le Mans.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


October 14th 2017

Some photos from this morning's warm up and first heat at the IAME International Final at Le Mans Karting International.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan

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