National Autocross Champion '18
December 4, 2018
Today, (December 4th) at the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards in the Mansion House Dublin Matt recieved his award for the National Autocross championship.
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Gazoo article - (Shinshiro Rally)
November 11, 2018
Article by Gazoo about our Shinshiro Rally adventure
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Shinshiro Rally Japan 2018
November 5, 2018
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Matt & Catherine on Irish TV Chat Show
September 21, 2018
Footage of Matt and Catherine chatting about their rallying adventures on the chat show on (TV3)
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Irish Independent Article
July 4, 2018
Safari Rally 2018
April 20, 2018
Unreal experince the Safari Rally, delighted to get to the finish line!
Results : https://www.safarirally.co.ke/2018/03/20/final-wrap-up-tundo-wins-2018-safari-in-the-final-day-of-drama/
On recce we came across a lot of different wild life on the stages, camels, zebra, monkeys, impala, Buffalo, jackal, cattle etc
We were told by the organizers not to stray too far from the car as there were Lions in the park also!
We did see lots of Zebra on the event and they are known cross the stage, I kept an eye on them as we passed them.
We had a challenging event, but I guess that part of the adventure, as they say if it easy everybody would be at it!
The weather was hot and 30 degC + and was challenging for us Irish in 3 layer suits!
There was some relief when the rain came it got cooler, but there were floods on the road knee high, a number of people were killed in the floods around Nairobi.
The rain had its own challenges with the mud pools, you need to trying and keep the car going and avoid breaking car parts due to water pressure, if you go to fast through the water/mud.
The “mud pools” we a...
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Laguna Seca Raceway - Oct 2017
October 16, 2017
Got to make my tracking racing debut at the weekend during an endurance race at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
I raced in the "Triple Apex Racing" Yaris in the lucky dog race event, not the most powerful car on track but was definitely great fun.
The race ran 8 hours on Saturday and the same again Sunday.....lots and lots of laps of the track which include the famous Cork Screw.
Thanks Ian Korf for welcoming me into your team.
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Gorman Ridge Rally California '16
October 1, 2016
Pacenotes rally magazine October 2016 reporting on our adventure in Cali
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Gorman Ridge Rally California '16
August 31, 2016
Catherine and myself competed at the Gorman Ridge Rally (20th of August) which was a round of the California Rally Championship. As the oldest consecutively running rally in California, the Gorman Ridge Rally is also the toughest rally in the United States. We drove a Toyota Corolla in the same team as former Irish Tarmac champion John Coyne.
The event took place in Hungry Valley State Park which was 65 miles north of Los Angeles. Hungry Valley was the location of the rally section of the X Games back in 2006 where Colin McRae famously rolled just before the finish line.
The rally consisted of 16 demanding stages run over the sandy and desert park with the last 5 stages at night. The stages had a mix of everything from narrow, twisty, to fast flowing to jumpy sections and some scary cliffs edges.
The outside temperature was over 35 deg C which made it hot inside the rallycars, the majority of local competitors had the T-Shirts which were cooled with ice water flowing through them.
There were some interesting vehicles competing the rally.
Ryan Millen was driving a Toyota backed RAV4. There was also a Yamaha 4x4 1000cc ATV and a...
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Arctic Rally 2016 - Report
March 5, 2016
A report from Pacenotes Magazine on our magical trip to Rovaniemi, Finland.
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