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September 3rd 2020

Looking forward to getting on track tomorrow for practice for the IAME France Ladies Cup.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 2nd 2020

I'm excited to announce that I'll be travelling to Varennes-sur-Allier in France this weekend to take part in the IAME Ladies Cup with IAME Series France.

It'll be great to get back on track in France again after missing out on the trip to Le Mans last year and I can't wait to go racing!

I'd like to give a special word of thanks to John and Suzanne Campion and Cjj Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to compete at the event. The kart looks great in the CJJ colours! I hope I do you proud!

Thanks to Marta Rovatti Studihrad / Spacesuit Media for the great photos too. It was nice to meet you!

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August 23rd 2020

A great weekend racing with Ulster Karting Club at Nutts Corner Circuit for the Irish Grand Prix with what is probably the most competitive grid of Senior X30 drivers ever seen in Ireland.

Following the five qualifying heats I lined up eighth on the grid for the final and after a tough battle in torrential rain I was sitting in eighth by the time we started the final lap, but unfortunately I had a spin on the last lap while attempting a pass and crossed the line back in 17th place.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 9th 2020

A Great weekend in Cork with Tullyallen Kart Club for Round 2 of their 2020 Championship at Adventure Park at Kartworld Cork.

With the race meeting split into two groups due to the COVID-19 restrictions the Senior X30 class wasn't out until today so I spent yesterday doing some driver coaching with my little brother in his Bambino kart.

After a morning of practice sessions on I started the first heat from the back of the grid and fought my way through the pack to finish in 6th.

With the reverse grid for the second heat I started on pole and led from start to finish.

That left me starting the final in third place and after a good start I got run wide in the first hairpin and fell back to eighth before fighting my way back up to 5th.

This weekend's Motorsport Ireland event has been postponed so the next race is the Irish GP at Nutts Corner in two weeks.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


August 3rd 2020

A great day's racing today at Athboy Karting Centre with Leinster Kart Club for round 5 of their delayed Winter Championship.

I won the first heat and finished second in the second one to start on pole for the final. After dropping back to second at the start I made it back up to first after a couple of laps and had a great battle with Ben McDowell for the rest of the race, holding him off to take the victory.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


July 25th

Great to be back on track again in White River Park with Tullyallen Kart Club today for the first race since the beginning of March.

After a morning's testing I started the first heat in 8th place and made it up to fourth by the end of the first lap and up to 2nd by half distance and defended that position until the end.

Starting the second heat in 7th position I made my way up to 5th but an unfortunate collision while defending a corner caused me to retire early.

That DNF left me back in sixth on the grid for the final and after a close midfield battle I made it up to fifth with two laps to go but the gap in front was too big to close in the remaining laps.

It's going to be a busy few months now with racing pretty much every weekend!

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


June 14th 2020

Great to get back out on track for some testing today at White River Park.

I also gave some tips and coaching to Nicci Daly and gave her a run in the X30 Senior at the end of the day. She didn't do too bad for her first go in it and was getting braver and braver with it as the laps went by!

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


February 7th 2020

Thanks to Iain at Liquid Colour Designs for cleaning up my helmet and fitting a new carbon fiber spoiler to replace the damaged one in time for this weekend's racing.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 29th 2020

Some photos from Sunday's racing at Whilton Mill Kart Club for Round 1 or their Winter Championship.

After a dry day of testing on Saturday, we had a wet start to the race day on Sunday.

In heat 1 I started 13th and was running as high as 10th in the opening laps before dropping back to finish in 14th.

In heat 2 an issue with the ignition on the rolling lap meant I had to pit and was unable to start the race.

That left me back in 21st on the grid for the final. I made up four places in the opening laps, but struggled to make progress in the wet conditions and finished the day in 19th place.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 28th 2020

Time for some TLC from Liquid Colour Designs.


January 25th 2020

Some photos from today's practice sessions at Whilton Mill Kart Club ahead of tomorrow's racing.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 25th 2020

All set for another day of practice at Whilton Mill Kart Club ahead of tomorrow's racing.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 24th 2020

Some more photos from today's practice sessions at Whilton Mill Kart Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 24th 2020

First practice session complete at Whilton Mill Kart Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 24th 2020

All set for today's first practice session at Whilton Mill Kart Club.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


January 23rd 2020

Off to the races...


January 15th 2020

Here are some photos from my trip to South Garda Karting in Lonato, Italy, back in September for the first round of their Autumn Cup. It was my first time at the track and also my first time competing in the X30 Senior class.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


December 30th 2019

Some photos from Sunday's racing with Tullyallen Kart Club for their annual T-Plate meeting at White River Park.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


December 7th 2019

Some photos from Sunday's racing with Leinster Kart Club at Athboy Karting Centre for Round 2 of their Winter Championship.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


November 14th 2019

Some photos from Sunday's racing with Leinster Kart Club at Athboy Karting Centre for Round 1 of their Winter Championship.

It was my first time racing with them in X30 Senior and the day got off to a good start with a win in the first heat after a close battle with Killian Brady in the closing stages. Heat 2 was another close one, but engine issues forced a retirement from second place with just two laps to go.

Starting the final in second place I was in another close race with Killian for the opening laps and took the lead on lap two and went on to take the victory. Had he not retired half way through the race with braking issues we could have had a good fight to the finish. I also set the fastest lap in the final.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 23rd 2019

Some photos from testing at Adventure Park at Kartworld Cork last weekend and I also got a few laps in the Tillotson Racingl T4 series kart at the end of the day.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


September 3rd 2019

Some photos from a wet day's racing at Athboy Karting Centre for Round 7 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


May 28th 2019

A selection of photos from the weekend's racing at White River Park for Round 3 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

After a disappointing weekend at round 2 in Galway it was great to get back on track and try to make up lost ground.

Starting the first heat in 14th, I made it up to 8th by the end of the first lap and went on to finish in 5th place.

With the reverse grid for heat 2 I started in 3rd and was up to first by the first corner and while the others got stuck in their own battles I was able to pull out a comfortable lead in the opening laps and went on to take victory by almost two and a half seconds.

I started the first final in second before dropping to third after a couple of laps and went on to finish in third and then in the final I started and finished in third place.

A few weeks off now before Round 4 of the Championship at Nutts Corner Circuit at the end of June.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan


April 14th 2019

A selection of photos from the weekend's racing at Mondello Park for Round 1 of the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.

After a delayed start to the day I secured a 6th place finish in the first heat and a 3rd place in the second heat.

This left me fourth on the grid for the pre-final where I finished in 3rd place and I followed that up with a third place in a closely fought final where the top 3 finished just under three tenths of a second apart.

I also had the fastest lap in the pre-final and my lap time of 53.033 seconds in heat 2 is a new X30 Junior lap record on Mondello's senior karting circuit.

Congratulations to TJ McDonnell on his win in the final.

After this round I'm in third place in the Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship and second place in the Munster Karting Club Championship.

The next round takes place in Galway on May 12th.

📷 by Marc Quinlivan

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