Leinster Trophy Race Meeting Returns To Mondello ParkMarch 23, 2023
Leinster Motor Club and Mondello Park agree return of Leinster Trophy Race Weekend
Mondello Park is delighted to confirm that it has agreed with Leinster Motor Club to jointly promote the Leinster
Trophy Car Races as part of its ICCR Championship event on 9/10 September 2023. Dating back to 1934, the Leinster
Trophy is considered one of the most prestigious trophies in Irish motor racing.
It has always been the right of Leinster Motor Club to decide what particular race, in any given year, would be the
recipient of the trophy. It has been awarded at the Skerries Road Races (1934), Tallaght Road Races (1935-48),
Wicklow Road Races (1950-57), Dunboyne Road Races (1958-65), Bishopscourt (1967) and with Mondello Park
opening in 1968 it was awarded every year up to 2020. With the trophy being awarded at Kirkistown events in 2021
and 2022, it makes it return to its spiritual home in 2023.
The names of previous winners makes impressive reading. They include F1 World Champions Mike Hawthorn,
Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen. Other notable winners included Grand Prix driver John Watson, F1 team owner
Eddie Jordan, Maurício Gugelmin, JJ Lehto and Ray Mallock.
The promoters will now look to decide which championship will compete for the Leinster Trophy itself and will
announce this in the coming weeks. It is also proposed that other championships will be able to compete for
additional Leinster Trophy perpetual awards for trophies such as the Holmpatrick Trophy, Dunlop Trophy, Goodyear
Trophy and O’Reilly Trophy.
Brian McLoughlin, President of Leinster Motor Club stated “The Leinster Trophy has been and continues to be the
most sought after trophy in Irish car racing. We are delighted that the Leinster Trophy will return to Mondello Park
and we look forward to working with the team at Mondello Park in building a fantastic event around the Leinster
Commenting on the news, Roddy Greene, Managing Director of Mondello Park said “We are delighted that the
Leinster Trophy is returning to Mondello Park. We have always enjoyed the Leinster Trophy Races event and are
looking forward to working with Leinster Motor Club and our ICCR Championships in the build-up to our 9/10
September event which I am sure will be enjoyed by both competitors and spectators alike.”