Racing may resume in Mondello Park before the end of July, with the Kildare track in the advanced stages of planning for a return to circuit racing.

A proposed two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 July is subject to Motorsport Ireland approval.

First opened in 1967, the spiritual home of circuit racing in Ireland for over 50 years has revealed an extensive plan in to run five race weekends between July and October

With the lack of rallying in Ireland this year, Mondello may also run a few rally sprints this season to facilitate rally drivers who have been unable to compete in 2020.

Motorsport Ireland have moved its return to action date from 1 June to 20 July, in line with Phase 4 of the Irish government's lifting of restrictions and Mondello have reacted by outlining their behind-closed-doors return to action document, which it has presented to the governing body of the sport.

"We hope to have a two-day meeting at the end of July and we have proposed two further weekends in August and two in September, with maybe even one day event in October," said Ian Beatty, the operations and sporting director at Mondello.

"We have a detailed plan proposed to Motorsport Ireland and we are already in the preparation stages for a return to car racing in July.

"The Circuit have had interest from competitors and classes anxious to have some kind of a championship season in 2020, but we will be taking guidance from both Motorsport Ireland and the government in that regard"

The document sets out the procedures and protocols to be followed at Mondello in July in order to enable racing to start behind closed doors, while implementing social distancing guidelines.

As part of the control measures to be implemented, all attendees will be required to present for thermal scanning.

All competitors will be required to enter and pay for race entries in advance through the online system, with the closing date for entries seven days prior to the start of the event.

Competitors will also receive a PPE package on arrival at the circuit, which will include a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser, and fee of €10 will be added to the race entry to assist towards the cost

"Each competitor will be allocated a numbered space in the paddock, this is the only space that the competitor can use in the paddock," said Beatty

"It should be used for a race car and one support vehicle, and the numbered paddock space will be allocated to competitors at the closing date and emailed to the competitor along with a paddock map."

Mondello relies heavily on volunteer marshals and there will also have to be provision made for Motorsport Ireland scrutineers over the two days of competition.

In order to facilitate electronic sign-on and access to the venue, marshals will be required to register for each event and will receive PPE.

A walk-in medical service usually offered to competitors, officials and spectators will be curtailed and other facilities will be managed while observing social distancing guidelines.

Toilets will have a maximum capacity assigned and the bar will remain closed in July, but the circuit's café will operate a take-away service. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be located around the venue.

Motorsport Ireland has said that Rallying could return after the final phase of the lifting of restrictions which is on 10 August and the governing body remain hopeful of some action before the end of the year, with September’s Cork 20 rally still on the official calendar.

The postponed West Cork and Monaghan rallies may also run later in the year, but rallying is a bigger undertaking with stages spread out and road closures needed.

Mondello Park is a closed venue, and although there are unlikely to be any bike meetings at the track in 2020, car-racing, behind closed doors and with social distancing stands a good chance of going head in July if circumstances allow.

The proposed weekends are 25-26 July, 15-16 August, 29-30 August, 12-13 September  and 26-27 September, with a possible final weekend in October.