Bernard currently owns and manages Team Dolan, a multiple championship winning team in Formula Ford. Under his stewardship Team Dolan have won three National Formula Ford titles (2015, 2016 & 2018), two Northern Irish Championships (2018), two Formula Ford Festival victories (2013, 2016) and the Walter Hayes Trophy in 2016.
Bernard himself has had a successful driving career, he competed in Formula Ford during the mid to late 1980s and won both the Irish Formula Ford and British Formula Ford titles in 1989. Following his success in the junior categories, Bernard moved up to British and European Formula Opel in 1990 and then Formula 3 in 1991 touring the European tracks which supported the FIA Formula One World Championship Rounds.
Although a popular figure in British motorsport he is not a household name but throughout his career he has competed and won against some of the most talented drivers in the world including, David Coulthard, Rubens Barrichello, Gil de Ferran and Kenny Brack.
Following Bernard’s tuition, drivers have continued to climb the motorsport ladder around the world, Niall Murray is currently competing in Drift Games National Championship, Matt Round Garrido is currently scoring podiums in USF2000 and Matthew Cowley currently driving for Aston Martin in their European GT championship.
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