Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mondello Park Confirms Plans to run 6 Hour Fiesta Race When Restrictions Allow

Mondello Park have confirmed that their annual 6 Hour Endurance Fiesta Zetec Race will indeed run in 2021, however the event will not go ahead on the planned date of Sunday 24 January.

Winners of the Fiesta 6 hr 2019 LOH Motorsport team of Dan Polley, Ronan McHale and Patrick O’Dwyer Photo:
© Michael Chester

Current restrictions would obviously prevent the race from running but with motor racing activities having been few and far between in the last number of months, interest in the event has been unprecedented.

Leo Nulty, MPSC Promoter said “While it is disappointing not to be able to run the event this month, the priority has to be to follow the protocols to fight against the Covid 19 virus. The interest in the event this time round has understandably been very strong, with as many as four BTCC drivers expected to join a host of regular racers and some well known Irish rally names on the grid. Obviously we do not yet have an alternative date, but it will run when restrictions allow, and will more than likely be the first event once Mondello can open their gates for the first time in 2021.”

The Mondello Park 6 Hour Endurance Race is one of the most popular races on the motor racing calendar, often attracting upwards of 100 drivers to the Kildare venue. In teams of three of four drivers, they use Fiesta 1.25 Zetec racecars, as used in the Mondello run Zetec Fiesta Championship. The event begins at 12 midday and ends, in the dark, at 6pm. Historically, the race has attracted a horde of international talent to take on the best of the Irish saloon and single seater drivers. Former F1 drivers David Kennedy and Tommy Byrne, rally aces Eugene Donnelly and Austin McHale and BTCC champion Colin Turkington have all starred at the event.

Entries remain open on mondellopark.ie – all you need is a Fiesta Zetec Racecar conforming to championship regulations, a team of three or four drivers and a team manager and you can join some famous names in one of the most popular events of the year!

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