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October 08, 2010

Mondello Season Finale to Feature GT Endurance Race

This Sunday Mondello Park's Car Race season will be completed by the traditional non-championship end of year fun event. This season however the event will take on a new significance as it will feature the first races for a new GT Endurance race class which could well be introduced full time in 2011.

Sunday's event will be run by the County Kildare Motor Club in association with the Motorsport Ireland Race Committee The GT class has been introduced to provide a home for Supercars, Porsche Open competitors and sportscars such as Lotus's, which previously ran in Saloon Libre races. The race format will see a short sprint race run on Sunday morning with a 45 minute endurance race in the afternoon.

The GT race will be open to single and two driver teams and all competing cars will be required to undertake a mandatory pit stop. The pit stops will be of a minimum length in order to ensure that the single driver cars do not gain an advantage while the other teams swap drivers.

The only championship races on the programme will be for the Ginetta Junior Ireland series which is only open to fourteen to seventeen year olds. The Ginettas will race twice to round out their first ever championship which only got under way during the Summer months. Also on the schedule will be a double header for Formula Libre cars and single races for Formula Vee, Historics, Pre 1955 cars and a mixed grid of ITCC cars and Fiats.