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2010 Fiesta SportTrophy Ireland

Posted: July 6, 2010 12:33 PM - 4196 Hits

Championship Points After 4 - Donegal

Posted: July 6, 2010 12:33 PM

Pos Driver/Co-Driver Points
1 Stephen Wright/Paul McGee 115
2 Dara Leonard/Vinnie Boyd 47
3 Stephen Baxter/Martin Brady 30
4 Desi Henry/John Rowan 22

5 Niamh Neville/Andy Hayes 20
6 Barry Greer/Suzanne Wright 0

2010 Fiesta SportTrophy Ireland Entries Open

Posted: January 18, 2010 11:15 AM

Fiesta SportTrophy Ireland organisers M-Sport are pleased to announce that registrations are now being taken for the 2010 championship.

Competitors interested in competing in 2010 can register for the championship by completing the online registration form that can be found in the Competitors section of www.fiestasporttrophy.ie. Regulations for Fiesta SportTrophy Ireland, which include the new Fiesta R2, are also now available to download from the Competitors Download section of the site.

As in 2009, the Fiesta SportTrophy Ireland will compete on the same events as the 2010 TROA Irish Tarmac Championship. Competitors will cover around 130 stage kilometres on the first day of the International rallies, with the exception of the Donegal Rally where FST Ireland will compete on the second day. The FST event will end at a convenient point, usually at the end of the day, and the FST results taken from the provisional classification at that point. This offers competitors excellent value for money as well as giving them the option of competing on the full International event if they wish.

Both the Fiesta ST and the new for 2010 Fiesta R2 are eligible for the championship as well as the prize fund. The prize fund offers over £2500 at every event and is guaranteed to the top eight FST Ireland finishers.

M-Sport is holding a promotional event ahead of the 2010 championship at Rally School Ireland, Monaghan, on Tuesday 19 January 2010. The event will showcase the new Fiesta R2. Guests will have the chance to sit along side 2009 FST Ireland runner up Mark Donnelly as he puts the new through it's paces around the Rally School Ireland course. There will also be several Group N Fiesta ST cars being demonstrated that are for sale.

The six round, all Tarmac championship kicks off with the Galway International Rally on the 5-7 February. FST competitors will compete on the nine stages used on the Saturday of the International competition.

FST Ireland Competitors to sample Fiesta R2 - (Tue) 19 Jan 10

Posted: January 10, 2010 1:00 PM

Millener Moves to S2000

Posted: January 5, 2010 5:12 PM

Following two successful seasons at the helm, Fiesta SportTrophy UK and Ireland co-ordinator Richard Millener has announced that he will move on from the position ahead of the 2010 campaign. Richard will remain at M-Sport and move to the client support department with responsibility for the all new M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000.

Replacing Richard as FST UK and Ireland co-ordinator is Motorsport Engineering graduate, Callum Craw. Callum (23), from Galashiels, graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston in May 2008. He joined M-Sport just over a year ago. Having previously worked in Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Ginetta Juniors and karting, Callum brings a wide range of motorsport experience to the role. Callum will take over the day to day running of FST UK and Ireland from January 2010 and will attend all of the events next season.

The 2010 FST Ireland takes place over 6 single day events following the Irish Tarmac championship, beginning with the Galway International Rally on the 5th-7th February 2010. The FST events consist of the stages used on the first day of the international competition, with the competitors then having the option to continue on day two and score Irish Tarmac Championship points. The format gives competitors the chance to learn the daunting Irish stages in a cost effective yet competitive manner. Both the existing Group N Fiesta ST and the new Fiesta R2 are eligible to score championship points. All six scores count to the final championship standings, with the winner receiving a drive on Rally Condroz, Belgium, in a Fiesta R2.

For 2010, FST UK competitors will have the choice of two championships to compete in. The Fiesta SportTrophy, which is open to drivers in both the Fiesta ST and Fiesta R2, begins with the Malcolm Wilson Rally on the 6th March 2010. The championship then moves on to follow the entire British Rally Championship series with competitors getting the chance to compete the same legendary stages in the series, as well as competing at an International level. Competitors will count their six top scores from the seven events in the series. The overall winner will receive a supported drive in a Fiesta R2 on the Rally of Scotland, the final round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

The second UK series, which is new for 2010, is the Fiesta SportChallenge. This is only open to the well proven Fiesta ST and also begins with the Malcolm Wilson Rally on the 6th March 2010. The championship then follows the first five rounds of the British Rally Championship Challenge series. Competitors will have the chance to compete on 45 to 60 stage miles of the full international rallies at a cost effective price. All six scores make up the final championship standings with the winner receiving a supported drive in a Fiesta R2 on the International Rally Yorkshire, the final round of the FST UK and British Rally Championship.

As well as the prize drives the three winners will gain an entry to the end of season FST "Shootout" and the chance of winning a years employment with M Sport.

Callum Craw said:
"I am really excited about starting my new role as FST UK and Ireland co-ordinator. It is a great championship and a cost effective way for young drivers to get started in rallying. I am looking forward to getting out there and meeting the competitors, most of whom I have already heard so much about. Richard has done a great job over the last two years and I am pleased to be given the opportunity to take over the role."

2010 FIESTA SPORTTROPHY IRELAND

Posted: January 5, 2010 4:32 PM

M-Sport, the team behind Ford’s FIA World Rally Championship programme is delighted to bring for a fourth consecutive season, the exciting Fiesta SportTrophy (FST) to Ireland for the 2010 season.

The six round asphalt series will follow all of the TROA Irish Tarmac Championship events, starting with the Galway International Rally in February and finishing with the Cork ‘20’ Rally in October. All the events will be a one-day format allowing competitors to join the series at any point. This year will also give the drivers the opportunity to score points within the Irish Tarmac Championship.

The 2010 series sees the exciting introduction of the new M-Sport Fiesta R2. The R2 rally car will compete in the championship alongside the successful Fiesta ST GpN rally car.

On-event technical support for the one-make championship will come from Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport Team who will attend each round with full parts support and with the championship being administered from the Dovenby Headquarters.

The championship is aimed at all competitors, young and old, experienced and amateur, all with the aim of enjoying close competition allied to professional support.

M-Sport is offering a prize fund that will provide financial support for competitors down to eighth on each round. The winner on each round will receive €750 plus additional product support. At the end of the season, the winner will receive the opportunity to compete on the Condroz Rally in Belgium at the end of 2010 in an M-Sport prepared and maintained Ford Fiesta R2 as part of the M-Sport team. The top finisher in the championship and one ‘wildcard’ will win the opportunity to go forward to the FST International Shootout.

Championship Rounds

Posted: January 5, 2010 4:23 PM

  1. Galway Rally, 5-7 February 2010
  2. Circuit of Ireland, 2-4 April 2010
  3. Killarney Rally of the Lakes, 1-2 May 2010
  4. Donegal International Rally, 18-20 June 2010
  5. Ulster Rally, 20-21 August 2010
  6. Cork 20, 2-3 October 2010

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