M is for Mondello


Ireland’s famous race circuit Mondello is continuing its strong ties and ongoing partnership with BMW Ireland through its BMW Driving Experience Powered by M.

BMW have worked closely with Mondello Park for a number of years, providing the official Safety and Course cars in use for all race meetings. They also provide the circuit with a BMW S1000 RR superbike that is used as a Safety Bike for the Masters Superbike Championship. It’s also used by the lead instructor on motorcycle track days.

The new Mondello Park Driving Experience Fleet has been bolstered by two MINI Cooper S training cars, two BMW M2 Coupé’s and two BMW M4 Coupé’s. Customers get to drive the Mini Cooper S training car followed by the BMW M2 Coupé and the BMW M4 Coupé.

Pricing for the BMW Driving Experience Powered by M starts at €179. The “BMW Ultimate Driving Experience” is priced at €299.

Modello says the age breakdown of drivers varies, although for the BMW Driving Experience it attracts an older demographic of 30 plus. This is in keeping with potential high end BMW customers.

More details are on Mondello’s website.


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Michael Sheridan

Michael is Motorhub's Editor. He is a famous face in Ireland having worked on RTE Television since 1990, firstly as a young people's TV presenter. His motoring CV took off in the mid 90's. Initially responsible for motoring content with RTE's daytime TV dept. he went on to present the RTE TV car show Drive! for 4 seasons. He has worked as a Producer/Director and Executive Producer on numerous motoring television shows in Ireland and Internationally including The Whole Way Round, The Shamrock Run, The Viking Run and The Irish 66ers to name just a few - many raised much needed funds for children's hospitals in Ireland. In print and radio his credits include the RTE Guide as motoring editor from 1999-2003, he transferred to RTE on line where he set up and edited the Motors section until mid 2015. His print credits are too many to list but include National daily (Irish Times) and Sunday newspapers, magazines, radio (multiple RTE radio shows including contributing editor with the Gerry Ryan show & The Mooney Show, plus guest he is a contributor to Tubridy, The Dave Fanning Show, Drivetime etc. Michael contributes weekly on Today FM on The Last Word with Matt Cooper. Michael has also represented Ireland's motoring journalists in Motorsport at the International Mazda MX-5 endurance race series in Italy and the Arctic Ice Race. He has been a Car of the Year Judge for over 17 years and is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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