Unique Prize Drive Announced by Mondello Park and Sheane Cars


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Mondello Park and Sheane Cars, Irelands most successful Racing Car Constructor, today announced the biggest ever Motorsport Prize to be made available in Ireland to novice racing drivers. For the first time drivers with no previous motorsport experience will be offered the chance to ‘Become a Racing Driver’ with the total prize package on offer valued at over €15,000.

The ‘Become a Racing Driver’ competition will be run at Mondello Park over the remaining months of this year with the winner walking away with the incredible chance to Race in the Irish Formula Vee championship, free of charge, during 2011. As part of their prize the winner will have the use of a Sheane Formula Vee for all Mondello Park Formula Vee races during next season. The remainder of the prize package will see their car prepared, transported and maintained by the Sheane factory in Wicklow, while Mondello Park will provide free entry to races and test days, along with expert coaching and all of the racewear and other facilities required to go racing.

The competition is open to any driver who has completed a Mondello Park Motor Racing School course over the ten years in which the school has operated. Drivers will be required to enrol on a specially designed race school course where they will receive tuition in a race prepared Mazda 3 Hatchback before progressing on to a Formula Sheane single seater. Each competitor will be assessed throughout their course and from each day that the course is run at least one driver will be selected to go forward to the second round. The cost for round one is a very affordable €235, while the final will free of charge for those selected.

Becoming the winner of this exciting prize will be tough. Drivers will be assessed by Mondello Park’s expert panel of Motor Racing instructors as well as representatives of Sheane Cars. The panel will be looking for more than just speed. Drivers ability to follow instruction, drive consistently and safely and to understand the theory behind the techniques they have been thought, will all be taken in to consideration. For the final PR will also be a factor as candidates will have to undergo an interview to assess their media abilities as well as their suitability to represent both Sheane Cars and Mondello Park.

The ‘Become a Racing Driver’ competition is now open for entries and with more than 25,000 people having enjoyed the Mondello Park Motor Racing School experience there should be no shortage of takers. The competition will get underway during August and will continue through to the end of 2010. Anyone interested in finding out more can get all the details at www.mondellopark.ie/driver_search or by calling 045-860200.