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- Posted in Polystyrene Uses, Sport related by Fran

This post has just a tenuous link to polystyrene and more to do with the interest I have in motorsport.
So why include it then? Well, beside the small polystyrene connection, there are a couple of international good news stories and we have had very few of them recently.

Irishman Eugene Laverty on his way to victory. (photo http://eugenelaverty.com)

Irishman Eugene Laverty on his way to victory in Assen. (photo www.eugenelaverty.com)

I think it would be safe to say that Ireland wouldn’t be instantly recognised as a hotbed of world class motor racing talent, but we have two areas where Irish stars are making an impact on the world stage. To start with, a motorcycle racer, Eugene Laverty, won a round of the World Supersport Championship, at Assen in Holland. In a thrilling race, Eugene took the lead at the very last chicane after an exciting, wheel-to-wheel battle with three other riders, to win by a tenth of a second. This leaves him 2nd place and well in contention after four rounds of the fourteen-round Championship. Hopefully, Eugene, and his Parkalgar Honda racing machine will remain competitive for the remainder of the season.

Team Ireland A1GP car at the Maxroam launch in Dublin

Team Ireland A1GP car at the Maxroam launch in Dublin

Our second motor racing hopeful is Adam Carroll who drives for Team Ireland in the A1GP Championship. Drivers from more than 20 nations compete on a level playing field, with no financial or technological advantage over each other. With two rounds of the championship to go, at Brands Hatch and Mexico city, Team Ireland is also 2nd in their championship and have shown consistent good form this season. With the Brands Hatch round this coming weekend, hopes are high that Adam can maintain this good form and win the championship, also known as the “World Cup of Motorsport”.

So where’s the polystyrene connection?
Maxroam,
is a mobile phone SIMcard that enables low cost voice and data connections when travelling & roaming overseas. They are now sponsors of A1GP Team Ireland, so we created some unique 3D signs for the official press launch which was held at the Mansion House, in Dublin city.

We would like to wish A1GP Team Ireland, Adam Carroll and Eugene Laverty every success, we hope that they can continue their winning ways, which will be good news.

UPDATE

Team Ireland principle Mark Gallagher helps driver Adam Carroll hoist the Championship trophy aloft.

Team Ireland principle Mark Gallagher helps driver Adam Carroll hoist the Championship trophy aloft.

The final round of the A1GP Championship, scheduled for Mexico, was cancelled due the the outbreak of Swine Flu. The Brands Hatch event became the series finale held on the May bank holiday weekend.
Adam Carroll and Team Ireland, dominated the weekend. They were on the pace from the start and qualified in pole position for the Sprint and Feature races, this form carried over to race day, where they won both races and clinched the closely contested  Championship. There was no Irish luck involved, just a determination to achieve what they had set out to do at the beginning of season and they completed it with a fairytale ending.

We wish to congratulate the team on their success and hope that they are not alone in winning a world championship for Ireland.

With thanks to Pat Phelan, from Maxroam for the image.

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  1. Car Service Tallaght

    Posted September 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Well done lads, you done the country proud.

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