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September 13, 2011

Full Grid of Vee's to Contest Leinster Trophy Race

mondello-logo Irish Motorsports' biggest trophy is once again up for grabs this weekend with the arrival of the annual Leinster Trophy races to Mondello Park. This two day event includes races for all of Ireland’s motor racing championships culminating in the 'Leinster Trophy' race which will be contested by a full grid of Formula Vee racers.

This will be the third season in which Formula Vee, Ireland’s longest running and most popular racing series, will have contested the Leinster Trophy. The 'Vee's' will have two races on Saturday and these will decide the destination of the 2011 title. Once they have completed their points battle, all eyes will turn towards the non-championship 'Leinster Trophy' feature race on Sunday afternoon. A number of drivers who have not competed throughout the season are expected to bolster the Sunday grid, attracted by the chance to add their name to the trophies' roll of honour, which includes such names as Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen.

The supporting races will include Formula Libre and The Irish Touring Car Championship (ITCC) two of the country's most popular series. Formula Libre is populated by a wide variety of fast and noisy single seater racers from International championships such as Formula 3000, Formula 3 and Formula Renault. Its races will be two of the most eagerly awaited events of the weekend. Also a big hit with supporters is the close and unpredictable racing that is the ITCC. The spectacular saloon series has brought a whole new fan base to Irish racing and will not disappoint them over the course of its two races.

Along with the Formula Vee double header, Saturday's timetable includes two races for Historic Cars, a two for a combined grid of Formula Sheane and Global Lights. The Irish Time-Attack championship will also have its final 2011 championship round as part of the Saturday programme. Formula Libre and ITCC will race on Sunday along with two more Historic events, Stryker Sports Cars, Ginetta Junior's and a mixed grid of GT's and Fiats.

Admission for each day of the event will be just €10.00 for adults with under sixteen's admitted free of charge. All admission includes a complimentary event programme and free Grandstand seating. For further information and an event timetable see