ITCC Round Three

A day of mixed weather graced us at Mondello Park, where the sun split the rocks during qualifying and the heavens opened just as the race began. The event was the third round of the Irish Touring Car Championship and whilst still in it’s infancy has proved to be a major success thus far. The series is the brainchild of competitors Brian Sexton, Barry Rabbitt and Philip Burdock who decided to create the series after the Formula Libre class was ‘ruined’ by space framed and sports car entries. The rules are very straightforward; the car must be a production car and was capable of seating four people. Two wheel drive entrants are given the advantage of being allowed to run slick tires, whilst four wheel drive competitors must run traditional threaded road legal tires. Track time however was limited as the ITCC championship had to share track time with Formula Libre, Ginetta Juniors, Historics and Strykers to name but a few. With the rapid expansion of ITCC, I’m sure it won’t be long before they can hold dedicated events. More images from all the days action after the jump …

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