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Winners Print E-mail

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the competitions in the Phoenix Park Motor Races event programme - Thomas Murphy, Dublin 7 who won the €250 voucher for L'Ecrivain Restaurant and Padraic Mills of Ashbourne who won the Mazda 3 Starter Course in Mondello Park.   Sincere thanks to L'Ecrivain and Mondello Park for donating the vouchers.

2012 PPMR Programme Print E-mail

The 2012 PPMR Programme will be available on both days at the circuit.

2012 Programme

Persuit Sprint Print E-mail

Due to requests to include something for the hillclimbers, Rally and Rallycross cars, we will run a pursuit sprint for them on Saturday and Sunday – download the sprint entry form from and get your entries in.
So – Saturday 18th. August – Pursuit Sprint for Pre ’55 racing cars,
Sunday 19th. August Pursuit Sprint for Rally and Rallycross cars,
Sunday 19th. August Pursuit Sprint for Hillclimb cars.

All competitors must have current race or speed licences. All cars will undergo scrutiny as normal, and must comply with the regulations for the relevant class as per Motorsport Ireland Yearbook 2012.

A brief history of Historic Formula Ford Print E-mail

Formula Ford 2000 was conceived in the mid-seventies to provide wings and slicks racing to drivers who wanted to progress from Formula Ford 1600 but could not afford the budget for Formula 3. The cars use the 2 Litre Ford Pinto engine from the Ford Cortina and Escort in spaceframe chassis which are often derived from FF1600 cars. The first championship was run in 1975 and the category grew in popularity very quickly, so that within a few years there were FF2000 championships in the UK, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, the USA and even Italy. Formula 1 drivers such as Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle had their first exposure to wings and slicks in FF2000 cars but the strength of the formula came from the drivers who prepared their own cars and raced them week after week.

FF2000 cars are robust and easy to maintain by amateur racers, so the Historic FF2000 Association was formed in 2006 to give the many cars still racing a chance to compete together. The Association concentrates on the cars from the early years of the formula - 1975 to 1981 and has grown rapidly since its first race in 2007. FF2000 featured at Phoenix Park during the formula's heyday and at least one driver on the grid today raced here in FF2000 over 30 years ago.

Phoenix Park Motor Races 2012 Print E-mail

Media Release

14th June 2012

Motorsport Ireland announce 110th anniversary Phoenix Park Motor Races


Motorsport Ireland have today confirmed that the famous Phoenix Park Motor Races will take place on the 18th & 19th of August.  This will be the 110th anniversary of the event since the event first ran in 1903 and will also take place in the year of the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park itself.


Ann Stevens, Clerk of the Course for the Phoenix Park Motor Races, said; “The Phoenix Park Motor Races are an iconic date in the Irish motorsport calendar.  There is a huge passion for the sport right across the country and it always manages to attract tens of thousands of spectators.  Many people will have seen the recent motorsport demonstration on the streets of Dublin but now they will have the chance to see competitive motorsport action on their doorstep at the historic Phoenix Park track and all for free.”


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