Karting: Dubai schoolgirl Logan Hannah picked for Arden Young Driver Academy
Dubai, Jan 21st 2016 – The professional motorsport ambitions of talented 14 year old kart racer Logan Hannah has been given a significant boost after being selected to join the Young Racing Driver’s Academy (YRDA) in only her second full season of kart racing.
In 2013, British born, Dubai based schoolgirl Logan qualified to represent the UAE in the SWS World JuniorCup Karting Finals at Le Mans, France (1 of only 3 girls in the top 20 SWS Junior Kart drivers in the World),and she is currently competing in the Rotax Max Challenge in the United Arab Emirates, driving for the Sodi Middle East Team.
The invitation to join the YRDA builds upon her recent commendation in the hotly contested 2015 Karting Magazine Awards as a contender for Female Driver of the Year. Logan is currently preparing to compete in this weekend’s prestigious international Dubai ‘O’ Plate race meeting.
Logan became the first UAE based driver to be selected for a place on the prestigious and much sought after programme following a meeting with Arden’s CEO, Jamie Horner, during the team’s GP2 / GP 3 winter testing session at the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi last December.
Jamie Horner Director of TBOS and Founder of the YRDA said “We are delighted that Logan has joined the YRDA. Already in her short career she has displayed the key attributes that we look for in up and coming drivers that we invite to join our programme. We are looking forward to working with her and being a part of her motorsport journey going forward.”
As part of the YRDA programme, Logan will receive dedicated on track and off track support to nurture, support and encourage her development as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional racing driver. The programme allows her to participate in a bespoke driver development programme including physical training, dietary advice, simulator sessions, one to one mentoring, media training, sports psychology, race preparation, team dynamics, driver coaching, and individual performance testing and also an opportunity to take part in single-seater testing.
About the YRDA
The Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) was launched in the UK in 2013 by leading sports management consultancy, The Business of Sport (TBOS), in association with multiple formula racing team, Arden International.
YRDA is a motorsport academy that is focused on identifying, mentoring and coaching young racing driver talent and providing a pathway from karting into single-seater racing. YRDA delivers a specialist programme and provides tailored mentoring, marketing and management support to young racing drivers.
YRDA and its programme partners possess wide-ranging expertise and experience across the business of motorsport and are perfectly placed to encourage and assist a young racing driver in maximising his or her on and off track potential. YRDA’s aim is to identify talented young racing drivers and provide opportunities for those individuals to develop the necessary range of skills, knowledge and level of confidence to fully prepare them to compete to the best of their ability in their chosen feeder series and move towards their ultimate goal of racing in F1 or other categories of professional motorsport.