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Mondello Park is Ireland's only international motorsport venue located in Caragh, County Kildare off the R409 regional road, approximately 30 miles (48 km) from Dublin city centre.

Mondello Park
Mondello Park track map--International circuit.svg
Map of the track
LocationCaragh, County Kildare, Ireland
Time zoneGMT
Coordinates53°15′27″N 006°44′42″W / 53.25750°N 6.74500°W / 53.25750; -6.74500Coordinates: 53°15′27″N 006°44′42″W / 53.25750°N 6.74500°W / 53.25750; -6.74500
FIA Grade4
OwnerBirrane family[1]
Opened1968
Major eventsBritish Superbike Championship
British F3
Length3.503 km (2.268 mi)
Turns13
Race lap record1:28.708 (Johnny Laursen, Ascari-Judd V10, 2006)

It is owned by Martin Birrane, and designed by Stuart Cosgrave. In the past hosted the Irish round of the British Superbike Championship, Pickup Truck Racing and international GT and rallycross events. Irish Championship car, kart and motorcycle races also take place, as well as car and motorcycle track days where any road-legal vehicles may be driven by the public. The circuit was used to host an Irish round of the British Touring Car Championship and the British Formula Three Championship.

Jap-Fest, Ireland's only Japanese car show, is held at Mondello Park annually in September since 2007. A small museum containing a number of rally and track cars from the past 30 or so years is also on-site.

In the 2019 motor racing season Mondello Park hosts 11 car racing days, 6 rallycross racing days, 7 drift days and 26 motorcycle racing days. It will accommodate the biggest annual Irish motorsport events Formula Vee Festival on 13-14 of July, and Leinster Trophy on 14-15 of September.

The circuitEdit

It was established in 1968. Following investment and development in 1999/2000, the circuit was awarded FIA International status in 2001.

Situated on 110 acres the facility incorporates 3.5 km of race track, 24 race garages and 12 Hospitality Suites. It is host to National and International Race events, Motor Shows, Car & Bike Track days, Training Schools and Corporate Events.

The Circuit also has 3 km of extreme off-road driving trails and a 5-acre off-road activities centre and the Museum of Motorsport.

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Simulation / Video GameEdit

This racetrack appears in the videogames Need For Speed: Pro Street ,GT Legends and TOCA Race Driver 3.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Times, The Sunday (March 24, 2019). "Irish Rich List 2019: profiles 101-150, featuring Conor McGregor and Rory McIlroy" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.

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