BRITS OFFERED FREE LEINSTER ENTRIES
BOSS Ireland organisers will offer free race entries to any singleseater drivers from the UK mainland wishing to compete at this year’s Leinster Trophy event.
Organisers of the Big Open SingleSeater class have put up a total of 1750 euro [£1510] to fund free race entries and garages for five drivers from England, Wales or Scotland to bolster the grid for the prestigious Leinster Trophy event, which takes place at Mondello Park on September 17/18.
BOSS Ireland will race for the historic trophy – previously won by drivers such as Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen – for the first time this year, and organisers are keen to bring some international competition to the grid.
Class regular Barry Rabbitt has been working with organisers to help arrange the offer, and the group is also working to secure subsidised ferry crossings to lower costs further.
Rabbitt said: “The Leinster Trophy has historically always been an event that attracted international entries, but in recent years we’ve lost that, so this is a plan to bring in a bit of flair by helping different drivers and cars make the trip across.
“BOSS is open to virtually any single-seater, so cars from UK classes like Monoposto, F3 Cup, Formula Ford 1600 and more are all welcome, we’ve even had a conversation about somebody bringing over a BRDC British Formula 3 Championship car. Our grids have averaged about 15 cars so far this season and the competition has been very healthy.
“Racing for the Leinster Trophy is a special chance to promote the class. A few people have raised the point that the quicker cars like F3 and such will walk it, but Mondello is a tight and technical circuit and isn’t an easy place to run away with a race. It always throws up a surprise or two.
“We have 27 entries confirmed for the Leinster Trophy race already and really want the last five on the grid to come from the UK.”
Any drivers wishing to register their interest in the free race entry scheme for the Leinster Trophy should contact BOSS coordinator Dave Smyth on firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOSS Ireland will race for Leinster Trophy