February 18, 2019

Leastone Racing are happy to announce that Finol Oils Ltd. have extended their partnership with the team for 2019.

Based out of Kimmage, Dublin, Finol is one of the main distributors for Total and Elf lubricants throughout the island of Ireland. Their partnership with Leastone dates back to 1988, when they backed Leastone founder Paul Heavey in his privateer Sheane. Finol initially sponsored the Kildare native through their Fina brand, which lent itself to a distinctive bright blue livery for many years.

Finol continued their support of Heavey th...

October 22, 2018

The 2018 Monoposto championship finale ended up being a bit of damp squib at Silverstone last weekend, with the meeting being abandoned due to extreme weather conditions on Sunday. In order to retain his MonoMoto 1000 crown, Mark Reade needed to outscore the championship leader by 14 points with a maximum of 26 available across the 2 final races.

Despite the size of the task at hand, the team were keen for maximum attack and Mark kicked off the weekend well, posting a time good enough for 2nd in class, 5th overall and most importantly, ahead of...

July 30, 2018

Mark Reade’s sophomore season in Monoposto continued to be a trying one, as the series visited the challenging Cadwell Park mountain circuit last weekend. Reade left the Lincolnshire circuit with just a 9th place to his name, following a DNF in Race 1 but team mate Morgan McCourt enjoyed better fortune, capturing two top 6 finishes on his first visit to Cadwell in the Leastone 1000.

Qualifying went well for both drivers, with Reade logging a time good enough for the inside of row 2 for both of the day’s races. Morgan would line up 4 rows behind,...

The Leastone duo of Mark Reade and Morgan McCourt followed up their strong opening weekend of the Monoposto championship with another solid run of results at the Snetterton 300 circuit last weekend (12/13th May). The event saw a number of celebrations to mark Monoposto’s 60th Anniversary season, with many past champions and their machines in attendance. The pair entered qualifying for the triple header event off the back of a productive days testing on Friday, and putting that knowledge to use, Reade placed himself 5th in class with Morgan slot...

May 16, 2018

Bishopscourt was a new track to me and the boys had mentioned how fast it was, so to say I was worried was a bit of an understatement.

We arrived on Friday evening, after hot-tailing it from school and we got everything set up for what was promising to be a great weekend of racing ahead of us. The atmosphere in the paddock was electric!

Taking in the track on the walkabout, it looked fantastic, my nerves were then joined by anticipation!

With no testing per se, a short free practice session on Saturday morning was the first opportunity I had...

April 26, 2018

We travelled to Mondello for Round 2 of the Finol Star of Tomorrow Championship and I was looking forward to hitting what is kind of my home track at this stage!  

A great weekend racing (again), and why shouldn’t it have been anything other than great.  After a productive days testing, the honorable Sir Paul Heavey had my machine sweetly by the end of Friday and I was gunning for race day.

And what a day it turned out to be. The competition was fierce (which I am quickly realising the normal case to be in Formula Vee!) and racing was a...

April 12, 2018

The Leastone team travel to Donington Park this weekend to kick off their 2018 Monoposto championship assault, marking their second full time campaign across the water. 2017 MonoMoto champion Mark Reade returns for his second year in the UK, looking to defend the crown that he secured in his debut Monoposto season last year. Reade will be joined by Morgan McCourt who will tackle the full calendar for the first time, having taken on selected events across the last number of years.

The team have had a busy off season, implementing a number of impr...

April 8, 2018

Kirkistown March 24th 2018

What an amazing start to my Formula Vee career. 

Having dipped a toe into Formula Vee at the end of last season, the bug truly got me!

Under the watchful and extremely experienced eye of The legend ‘Sir Paul Heavey’, and with sponsorship of Selco Hygiene Supplies secured for the 2018 season, we headed to Kirky for the first round of the year.

At 16 I have ditched my school uniform for my racing suit and headed off for Kirkistown for the first race. Thankfully the journey is long enough to calm the nerves and turn them int...

September 19, 2017

With 2 wins over the course of a 3 race weekend, Mark Reade and the Leastone Racing Team secured the 2017 Monoposto MonoMoto 1000 crown at Donington Park last weekend. A DNF in the second of the weekend’s races meant that things were not as easy as they maybe should have been, but a storming drive from deep in the pack saw Reade win the final round and with it, the championship title. Adding to the excitement, Brendan O’Brien had joined the team for the final rounds, grabbing his first podium over the course of the weekend.

With no testing for t...

August 27, 2017

Mark Reade grabbed another brace of podiums during last weekend’s Monoposto rounds at the Snetterton 300 but a technical infringement would see him lose the second of those on Sunday, leaving him and the team with mixed feelings leaving the Norfolk circuit.

Dedicated qualifying sessions each morning would set the grid for the corresponding day’s races and Reade put his Leastone 1000 on the second row for Saturday’s event, feeling that there was more to come as he gained knowledge of the extremely technical circuit.

Race 1 would prove a lonely aff...

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