January 11, 2020

Leastone Racing Team announced today that they will be joined by 2017 Irish Formula Vee champion, Colm Blackburn for an assault on the 2020 UK Monoposto Championship. Blackburn returns to full competition following select Formula Ford outings in 2019.

The Dubliner will hope to mount a championship challenge for MonoMoto 1000 honours, and continue Leastones strong performance in recent years, which has seen the Leastone 1000 take either the title or runner up spot since 2017.

Colm has been a long-standing member of the Leastone family, having star...

December 31, 2019

I was bitten by the motorsport bug relatively late by modern day standards, when I started out karting at 11. I competed in a handful of races with my younger brother before taking a break due to escalating costs. Having been given a taste, I did not want to give up and together with my family, we began to look at a more cost-effective way of going about things. Formula Vee popped up on our radar and we contacted Paul Heavey of Leastone Racing who obliged us with a couple of test drives towards the end of 2017.  

Once I turned 16, I applied for...

UK Monoposto

Following an impressive Monoposto debut, as part of the Finol Star of Tomorrow championship towards the end of 2018, young hotshoe Max Hart committed himself to the 2019 championship season. He continued his debut form through the opening rounds of the championship, where the 17-year old took a brace of podiums at Donington Park.

Hart carried his impressive form and continued to cause the series regulars headaches in the early phase of the season, securing another two podiums by the time the series marked the mid-way point at Castle...

November 28, 2019

The works Leastone team have a seat available for the 2020 Monoposto season. The available car is that which took Max Hart to runner up in the Monomoto 1000 championship class, with a number of performances that earned him Motorsport Ireland's Young Driver of the Year nomination for the month of June.

The Monoposto calendar is still being finalized but it is expected to cover 14 rounds through a mix of double and triple headers (2019's calendar took place over 6 weekends) and should include tracks such as Silverstone, Donington Park, Brands...

November 20, 2019

Leastone boss Paul Heavey made a successful return to the Leastone 1000 cockpit last weekend, when he and Brendan O’Brien visited Anglesey for rounds 5 and 6 of the Monoposto Tiedeman Trophy. O’Brien made his second appearance of the year in his Global Services Centres  Leastone, while Heavey took over Max Harts usual mount.

With Saturday testing helping both drivers get back up to speed following a long lay off, they were greeted with a damp coastal circuit come Sunday. Heavey opted to slicks, with a drying line appearing, however a light but p...

November 14, 2019

*Press Release from Motorsport Ireland

MOTORSPORT IRELAND NAMES THREE FINALISTS FOR YOUNG RACING DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

•        Max Hart – British Monoposto 1000 Championship Driver 

•        William Kellett –Fiesta Zetec Championship Driver 

•        James Roe Jnr – Formula Three Americas Championship Driver

A Formula Three driver competing in the United States, a Monoposto 1000 pace setter racing in Britain, and an Irish-based Fiesta Zetec Championship competitor are the three drivers sele...

October 11, 2019

Max Hart rounded out his successful 2019 with a brace of podiums at rounds 3 and 4 of Monoposto's Tiedeman Trophy at a sodden Pembrey last weekend. Hart was joined by David Heavey, who returned to the cockpit for the first time in 2 years, securing a pair of top 6 finishes overall.

Qualifying saw the driest conditions of the weekend, even though the track remained slightly greasy following solid rain throughout Friday. Max took advantage of the tricky conditions by jumping quickly out of the box and securing his time early on, sealing an impress...

Press Release from Motorsport Ireland

18 year-old Max Hart has been selected as the third nominee for the 2019 Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year for his performances in the month of June. Hailing from Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, Hart has elected to compete in the UK this season with Leastone Racing in the British Monoposto 1000 Championship where he has secured numerous podiums, including a brace of wins, which secured him 2nd in the championship on his first full season racing outside Ireland. 

In 2018, Max won the Irish Formula V...

September 28, 2019

It was great to finally be back at the home track! Testing on Friday went very well. I needed to try get as many laps in as possible and with every lap I happy to be improving speed and consistency.  I was really looking forward to racing on Saturday with the BOSS Ireland class, which had some impressive machines on show.

Qualifying went well on Saturday morning. I managed to get a P8 out of the 18 on the grid, I was happy with that considering the cars we were up against....

Race 1 on Saturday afternoon I was lined u...

The final two rounds of Monoposto 1000 took place Saturday and Sunday in Brands Hatch on the mighty Grand Prix Circuit. We tested on Friday, but it was only the Indy track for testing so it wasn’t a huge amount of help, so I just got myself into the right mindset for the weekend ahead and a reminder of my first ever race in both the car and the track!

Qualifying was going to be a massive learning curve, it is a very technical track, with some very brave and impressive turns. I qualified P5, getting out early to get some clear...

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