Birr & District Motor Club

Birr Multi Venue Autotest 2017

The Birr Multi Venue Autotest will take place on the changed date of 23rd July 2017 subject to Date Change Approval pending CAC Meeting 4/7/2017. More details here.


The MERC results are now updated after Round 1 and are available here.

5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship results are now updated after Round 1 and are available here.

Calender and Club Championship

Dates for Club Events for 2017 are now available here.

Club Membership, Registration Form and Championship Details now also available here.

Birr Multi Venue Autotest 2017

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The Birr Multi Venue Autotest will take place on the changed date of 23rd July 2017 subject to Date Change Approval pending CAC Meeting 4/7/2017.

The event will be based in Sheerans Bar, Coolrain, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois. Breakfast will be available here the morning of the event.



The event will consist of driving tests at different locations.
All drivers must hold IRDS/BRDS(MSA licence holders) and be listed on the current IRDS scheme on
There are no exceptions to this requirement. No listing, no start.

Navigators are NOT required, but Passengers can be carried (Over 16 years) and don't need a competition licence (CPA €5 Extra or €3 if passenger is aged 16 or 17).


Tests will be designed for Normal Production, Navigation Trial & Retro type Cars. 2WD Cars Only. The onus is on the competitor to comply with the RTA.

H.Q:Sheerans Bar, Coolrain, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois.

Sign on: 8:45 am
Briefing: 9.45 am
Start Time: 10:00 am


Clerk of the Course: Sean Keown
Event Secretary: Sean Henehan
Deputy Clerk of the Course: Mark Handcock
Results Officer: Ian O’Brien
MI Steward: Tim Faulkner
BADMC Steward: Oliver Stanley

5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship 2017Updated 2017-05-27

Autocross Image courtesy of Pablo Photography

Championship Points

Points after Round 1 of the 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship.

Points after Round 1

Round 2

Round 2 is being hosted by Munster Car Club on Sunday 11th June 2017.

More Details Here

Birr 2 Day Autotest Results - 13th/14th May 2017

Here are the results from the fantastic, well organised 2 Day Autotest that took place in Campion Concrete over the weekend.
Well done to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and competitors and anyone else who braved the varying conditions over the 2 days to make the event such a success.


Results (Sat)
Results (Sun)

Motorsport Insurance Meeting

The following is a letter from Martin McKenna, Motorsport Ireland to all competitors regards insurance.


Dear Competitor,

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, to enable Motorsport Ireland to provide information regarding the current arrangements for insurance and to hear your views as to how we progress from here. I look forward to meeting you then.

Martin McKenna,
Motorsport Ireland.

Support Irish Motorsport Stickers

Just an update on the Support Irish Motorsport Stickers Sales. Stickers are priced at €20 and all proceeds are going towards Insurance Cover for 2017 & beyond.

With this in mind I would urge all members of the Birr & District Motor and their friends to purchase these stickers. Motorsport in Ireland is going through a though period at the moment so lets put our shoulder to the wheel to assist with this worth while venture.

Stickers Sales Outlets:

  • RAE Auto Factors - Dublin Rd, Roscrea.
  • RAE Auto Factors - Main St, Templemore.
  • Mike Garahy Tractor Sales - Miletree, Birr, Co Offaly.
  • Midland Tyre Services - Borris in Ossory, Co Laois.
  • Oliver Stanley Motors - Cork Road, Durrow, Co Laois.
  • Or Alternatively contact 086 8179297 or 087 0666663.

Birr Grass Autocross Results 2017

Here are the results after a wonderful day of autocross at Guteenakilla, The Birr Grass Autocross, opening round of the Naas Driving Academy Training Solutions National Autocross Championship.

Well done to both competitors and marshals who helped make the day a outstanding success.

Results Overall

Birr Club Championship 2017

Next Club Meeting

There will be no Monthly Club Meeting in June.
Next Club Meeting takes place on Monday 10th July 2017 in the Racket Hall Hotel, Dublin Road, Roscrea @8.30pm.


To register with the club and join in the prestigious battle in the Club Championship, please follow the details found here.


Club Merchandise including Hats and Polo Shirt are also available for sale here.

Club Championship Structure 2017

Competitors Championship
Marshals Championship

Munster Autocross Championship 2017

Rules & Regulations




Skibbereen 19th February
Clare 5th March
Clare 21st May
Munster CC 11th June
Skibbereen 9th July
Killarney 6th August (Grass Surface)
Imokilly 15th October (Grass Surface)
Birr 19th November
Limerick 10th December
Cork 27th December

MAC 2017 all set to kick off!

The 2017 Munster Autocross kicks off as usual with the Skibbereen Autocross. It will be held next Sunday February 19th and hosted by the Skibbereen and District Car Club.

The venue is Gravel Park, Keohane's Pit, Grancore, Clonakilty, Co Cork with a start time of 10.45am. The event secretary is available at 086-8598038.

The 2017 Munster Autocross Championship is a ten round series, with the second and third races hosted by the Clare MC on March 5th and May 21st respectively. It is back to county Cork for the next couple with Munster CC on June 11th and the second Skibb race on July 9th. Killarney MC will host the first grass autocross on Aug 6th followed as usual by Imokilly Oct 15th Definitely the business end of the championship now, but there is a trio of gravel events with Birr Nov 19th, Limerick Dec 10th and finally Cork MC on Dec 27th.

The 2017 Munster Autocross is supported by Daly Motor Services, Killarney, O'Shea Bus Hire, Barrett International Transport and Pablo Photography.

Article by Austin Shinnors, MAC PRO

Club Merchandise for Sale

Birr Motor Club are pleased to offer Club Merchandise for sale.

The following are on offer:

  • Hat - €8 each
  • Polo Shirt - €15 each
  • Hat & Polo Shirt Combo - €20 each

Postage & Packaging Extra.

Contact Ger Conroy on 086 2538164 for more details and to place your order.

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