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Logan Hannah to make Walter Hayes debut with GBR, Clarke to Cliff Dempsey

Arden Young Racing Driver Academy’s Logan Hannah will make her second Formula Ford 1600 appearance with Graham Brunton Racing in next weekend’s Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone.

The 17-year-old from East Kilbride made her FF1600 debut in a GBR Ray at the SMRC season-finale at Knockhill earlier this month, recording a seventh-place finish in the opening race.

Hannah, who has previously raced in UAE Formula 4, will join the already-confirmed Ross Martin in the team, which has two seats left to fill.

Graeme Hannah, Logan’s father, is hopeful that the Walter Hayes provides a platform for a full racing calendar for 2019.

“Following her recent FF1600 debut at Knockhill, Logan is looking forward to gaining further experience in the top class international field,” he said.

“For Logan’s 2019 racing plans we are working on several options and would expect to have firmed things up by the end of the year.”

Hannah’s drive comes after plans for BRDC Formula 3 driver Jamie Chadwick to return to GBR following her FF1600 debut at the last year’s Walter Hayes Trophy fell through at the last minute.

Chadwick, who claimed a heat podium and a finish in the final last year cited conflicting commitments for missing out this year.

“Sadly, no Walter Hayes for me this year. [I’m] honestly so gutted as I had such a good time last year but I have too many conflicts which makes it almost impossible logistically,” Chadwick said.

Elsewhere, former MCK Mygale driver James Clarke will return to Cliff Dempsey Racing for the Walter Hayes, teaming up with Austrian Nico Gruber and the Team USA Scholarship pairing of Jake Craig and Colin Mullan.

Clarke made his first start for CDR at the National FF1600 round at Croft in September, taking a best finish of second.

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