Kerry Motorsport News is one year old today

Kerry Motorsport News is one year old today.

Our vision was simple – to give local motorsport a voice of its own while at the same time highlighting the great achievements of the county’s competitors – on two wheels and four – all over the world.

In that time, Kerry Motorsport News has published over 350 news stories – almost one a day in a year that nothing really happened.

2020 FIA World Rally Championship Round 04 Rally Estonia 04-06 September 2020 WRC, Action, Day 2, Craig Breen, Paul Nagle, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC Photographer: Fabien Dufour Worldwide copyright: Hyundai Motorsport GmbH

We have covered Kerry motorsport competitors in  

Andorra

Australia

Barbados

Belgium

Czech Republic

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Monaco

New Zealand

Portugal

San Marino

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom and the United States of America

We have covered the World and European Rally Championship, the World Rallycross Championship, The European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

We have witnessed Kerry competitors race in such iconic venues and Brands Hatch and Silverstone on two-wheels or four.

In Motorcycle racing we have covered the careers of one young Kerry rider who made his debut in the British Super Bike series, reported on a Kerry rider who made his road race debut and extensively covered the Dunlop Masters Superbike series.

We cover industry news and keep more than a close eye on the local, thriving, classic and vintage scene.

Over 40,000 people have visited the site in the last year, from almost every country in the world and our social media reach is at over 25,000.

It would not have been possible without our loyal readers and motor clubs and their volunteers and of course Kerry-based competitors who fly the Green and Gold flag all over the world.

It has not been easy to keep track of everyone but it has been fun and will continue to do so for as many years to come as we possibly can.

The site will further expand in 2021, as hopefully Irish rallying resumes and our coverage will increase – before the lockdown we were on course for three news stories a day and that is out target for 2021 too.

KRISTOFFERSSON JOHAN, (SWEDEN), SLR VOLKSWAGEN, VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI TCR, with Firies Richard Browne during the 2019 FIA WTCR World Touring Car Race of Morocco at Marrakech, from April 5 to 7 – Photo Frederic Le Floc’h / DPPI

With that in mind we are exploring the merits of a paywall, news gathering is not cheap, nor is the equipment we use, not to mention time.

From January 1 next year we will be inviting our readers and supporters to subscribe to our daily news feed – a couple of options are available to us – a full on paywall, a limited number of free items each month or a donation style contribution. 

What we do know at this stage is that it will not be expensive, it will work out cheaper than a weekly newspaper.

In fact, we are inviting suggestions

Please see our online poll on Facebook for a number of options.

And thanks for being with us for the last 12 months.

One thought on “Kerry Motorsport News is one year old today

  1. Congratulations Sean, Keep up the good work and go from strength to strength. Regards Derek

    On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 at 05:56, Kerry Motorsport News wrote:

    > Kerry Motorsport News posted: ” Kerry Motorsport News is one year old > today. Our vision was simple – to give local motorsport a voice of its own > while at the same time highlighting the great achievements of the county’s > competitors – on two wheels and four – all over the world. ” >

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