Irelands newest kart racing category will showcase at Round 3 of the Motorsport Ireland National Karting Championships in Whiteriver Karting Complex this Sunday 26th May. The Tillotson T4 Series is a new concept which was launched in 2019 to offer affordable competitive kart racing to motorsport enthusiasts from 15 years of age upwards.
The new Tillotson T4 category has already attracted a lot of interest with drivers eager to compete in the Monobrand Series where all karts and engines are identical. The specially designed T4-C1 chassis and Tillotson 225RS engine provide a platform where drivers talent and ability are prioritised over the cost of competing.
World Famous International Karting Magazine Vroom are also attending the event to do a feature on
the Series. For this special launch event Tillotson Racing have invited several National and International guest drivers to take part and put our New material to the test. Racing will take place from 11am on Sunday morning and entry to the event is free for spectators. We would like to invite anyone interested to visit and experience the thrill of kart racing which now is more attainable than ever before with the new and exciting T4 Series.
Guest Driver Profiles
Niall Quinn (Ireland)
One of Ireland’s most decorated karting drivers Niall won national Championships in Cadet / JICA / Formula A. He carried his success into car racing and was part of the Junior Red Bull team in 2006. Victories include Audi Autumn Trophy 2008, Autumn Champion in Formula Palmer-Audi and Niall was also part of the Ireland A1GP team in 2008/2009.
Cheryl Murphy (Ireland)
Cheryl is a well-known Irish kart racer who competed at Cadet / Junior / Senior levels for many years, including winning an Open Championship “O Plate”. She is making her return to the grid while representing the Formula Female project, under the guidance of Irish Hockey star Nicci Daly. Cheryl will be our first female competitor to race in the Tillotson T4 Series.
Felipe Braga (Brazil)
Brazilian driver Felipe is the Owner of Veloz Racing. A permanent figure in the International karting paddock Felipe works with and manages many young drivers at the highest level. The previous North Brazilian Kart Champion still actively races in Worldwide 4 stroke races such as the Brazilian 4 stroke championships which he has won in recent years.
Mikko Laine (Finland)
Mikko is currently involved in many aspects of the sport. The Iame Series Finland / Baltic Challenge promoter also regularly competes at International events. He has a long and successful racing career spanning over 20 years winning multiple Finnish National Championships and Cup races. Mikko has raced many categories and his career highlights include victories and podium finishes at Iame/Rotax International Finals.
Paul David (France)
French KZ driver Paul still competes at the highest level of French National and International karting. He has been involved in karting for many years as a driver and recently as coach for young European talents. Paul’s achievements include victory and podium results in multiple French National Championship and Cup events.
Tillotson is an Irish Company with its factory located in Tralee, Co Kerry. They employee 50 people locally and kart racing products help maintain the security of many jobs. They specialise in manufacturing Carburettors for many different applications. Tillotson’s Kart Racing Department has produced winning Products for the last 10 years. Recently, their carburettors have powered drivers to win the CIK FIA European and World Championship Titles (as recently as 2016-2017-2018.) They work with many drivers who progress all the way to F1 and continue to to this every year Internationally.
Action Images from Marc Quinlivan Photography.