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A new Irish race series aimed at road based saloon and hatchback cars has been announced for 2010. The series, which will hold at least 6 races in Ireland in 2010 kicks off at Mondello Park, County Kildare on April 4th.

With 15 teams and drivers already signed up for the first race the ITCC looks set to be one of the most popular classes for both competitors and spectators. Aimed at both established and novice racers the series has already attracted entries from such teams as Tuning Factory Racing, Urban Performance, J-Stone Racing, JOMO Engineering and Westward Engineering to name but a few. It has also proved successful in attracting a host of new comers to the sport, most making the step up from track days.

The class is open to any make and model of saloon or hatch back car. The openness of the rules means the first race will boast a grid consisting of BMW, Peugeot, Mazda, Honda, MINI, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ford, Renault and other well known marques

Each race will have 10 trophies up for grabs with the top three finishers in the Two Wheel Drive Cup, Four Wheel Drive Cup and the Rookie Cup taking home prizes. There will also be a Hard Charger award for the driver of the day, which will be decided by the series sponsor!

So if you have a car lying in a shed somewhere and want to race it, or simply want to be entertained by the sight of up to 25 saloon cars fighting for track at over 100mph be at Mondello Park on April 4th. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!

For further information and a copy of the series regulations please email [email protected] or visit the series website at www.itcc.ie which will be launched shortly​
 

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In no particular order here is our confirmed entrants for the first round at Mondello Park on April 4th.... If I have missed anyone please let me know!!​

Brian Sexton, Co Kildare - Honda Integra Type R
Brian is 2008 Time Attack champion, he will be driving on behalf of Urban Performance in ITCC for 2010. Brian is an instructor at Mondello Park so will know every inch of the tarmac and one to watch for outright honours

Philip Burdock, Co Kildare - Honda Civic EK

Philip has been a competitor in Time Attack since its formation, ITCC will be his first season of racing. He will be campaigning the a K20 engined EK Civic resplendent in his trademark orange paint!

Keith Rabbitt, Co Meath - Mini Cooper S (new)
Keith is an ex Moto Cross racer who has dipped his toe in car racing in the past with 2 outings in the Fiat Uno class. His Mini is his old road car that has been built for racing. He will be right up there with the best of the 2wd cars

David Clarke, Dundalk Co Louth - VW Golf MKII
Owner of some of, if not, the fastest VWs in Ireland David is normally found on the countrys drag strips. His car was built as a cheap track day machine and now that he is going racing, don't be surprised to see him transplant one of his monster drag engines into this racer once he has a few races under his belt

Tom Fahy, Oranmore Co Galway - Honda Integra/BMW M3

Tom is a mechanic at the family garage during the day. He has two of the finest race car chassis at his disposal this year. He has a few track days under his belt and if there was a prize for best presented car he would be almost guaranteed to take home the trophy!

Anthony Murtagh, Co Kildare - VW Corrado
Anthony comes to us from track days with his JOMO Engineering prepared VW Corrado 1.8T. A complete novice to racing but anyone who has sat beside him on a trackday will know he won't be scared easily!

Shane Rabbitt, Co Meath - Mazda RX7
Shane is a seasoned time attack competitor in his bright orange MIJ Magazine backed RX7, regularly the top privateer and 2wd car at time attack events he is relishing the challenge of his first season of door to door racing...Definitely one to watch!

Jonathan Brady, Dublin - Honda Integra Type R
Jonathan comes to us from the world of track days, he has jumped straight in the deep end and bought the Tuning Factory Integra Type R. The Tuning Factory will continue to look after the car.

Martin Treacy, Co Meath - Sierra RS500/ Evo IV
Martin is a seasoned time attack and track day driver with two beautiful cars at his disposal. As the owner of Westward Engineering he will have mapped and built a lot of the engines on the grid and has already committed to the class by agreeing to sponsor one of the races

Barry Rabbitt, Co Meath - Tuning Factory Integra/CRX
Barry is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid with a host of race wins and championships to his name. He is the Tuning Factory driver and will be campaigning their new for 2010 Integra Type R or their incredibly fast CRX

Dean Reilly, Co Meath - Mitsubishi Evo
Dean has been competing in the Time Attack series for the last number of years and this year will take the jump from 2wd to 4wd with his JStone Racing prepared Mitsubishi Evo.

Johnny Whelan, Co Kildare - Puegoet 306
Johnny has been at the sharp end of Irish racing for years, an ex Dunlop Supercar champion Johnny will be campaigning an ex BTCC Peugoet 306 production class car. Expect fireworks!!

Paul Lawless, Co Dublin - Peugeot 205 MI16
Paul Lawless comes to racing from the world of rallycross, he will be well used to door to door racing in his small but rapid 205

Chris McConnon, Co Monaghan - Honda Civic EK
Chris is a seasoned time attack driver who is looking forward to his first season of wheel to wheel racing. A regular top finisher in the time attack series he will be one to watch.

Tony Cinellei, Co Dublin - TBC
If there is a track day on in Mondello, Tony will be there! A complete novice to racing Tony is chomping at the bit to get some real racing experiences. He has been threatening to go racing for years, with the ITCC he now has the perfect championship

Jimmy Hughes, Co Wicklow - Honda Integra Type R
Jimmy has been a competitor in the Time Attack series for the last couple of season at the wheel of his self built 2.0 Nova, at the end of 2009 he bought himself a race ready Integra Type R and is now set to start his first season of competitive motor racing. He's even moved a stag weekend to make sure he gets on the grid for round 1 - now THATS commitment!

Fran Kearns, Honda Civic
Fran is yet another novice joining the inaugural season on ITCC. His car is prepped by JStone Racing and he is looking forward to a season of close, hard fought racing

Phil Brennan - Rover 218
Phil is a track day regular who can normally be found behind the wheel of his BMW E30, but for the start of his first season of racing he will be in an ex Mondello Race school Rover.

Barry John Mc Henry, Dublin - Fiat Punto HGT
Barry John is a seasoned Fiat racer, he was runner up in the Fiat Uno Championship in 2008 and now campaigns his Punto HGT in the popular one make series. He will join the ITCC for a number of races this year. Definitely one to watch for his racing ability.

Paul Cinelli, Dublin - Civic EK
Paul is another track day regular making the switch to full on racing. He will be running with the Tuning Factory in a K20 engined EK Civic

Stephen Maher, Dublin - Car TBA
Stephen was lured into the track day scene by fellow ITCC novice Tony Cinelli after a few laps in Tonys BMW E30 M3 road car. He has been a regular at track days ever since and admits that there is some bragging rights up for grabs between himself and a few of the other newcomers to ITCC who he considers friends.........for now!!
 

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Theres alot of Rabbits there - wanna keep that away from each other or the grid will be full of them :D
Looks like a great line up!! 16 cars is a very good turn out for the 1st round of the 1st ever year of it!
 

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We will have at least one round televised unless we can find a very significant sponsor who is wiling to pay for the TV coverage!

List is updated now, to 17 cars and growing!!
 

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Article in this weeks Autosport - slightly inaccurate as you can run a engine from a different manufacturer

 

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ITCC are pleased to announce a partnership with www.partytent.ie

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PartyTent.ie will supply a hospitality marquee for ITCC competitors and guests at Mondello Park, commencing at round one on April 4th.
 

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Quick one Rabbitt my man... how come a RX7 is considered a saloon? I thought they were 2 seaters.
 

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  1. RX7 is a 4 seater from the factory.
  2. Class is not exclusively for saloons.
  3. Stop trying to cause trouble :D
 

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