Karting: 12yr old karting star Logan Hannah beats the Dubai heat in the Race Simulator
Sat Jul 5th 2014- Having started her competitive kart racing career only in October last year, Dubai resident Logan Hannah appears to have a bright future in Motorsports, having already demonstrated a focused, consistent and gutsy driving style with ENERGY Dubai Kart Team at the Rotax Middle East Championship and the season highlight so far being an impressive showing at the Sodi World Series Junior Karting Cup World Championship Finals recently held in Le Mans, France.
Next step in Logan’s career plan is to embark on a steep development curve as she sets her future goal to race Indy Car in the United States.
As in all categories of Motorsports, to develop greater speed and consistency there is no substitute for getting maximum ‘seat time’ with the essential support of an experienced race mechanic, completing lap after lap under the watchful eye of a driving coach, which during the hot and humid summer months in Dubai, UAE would normally involve arranging late evening track sessions in her ENERGY Rotax out on her home track of Dubai Kartdome in Motor City.
This summer however, thanks to one of her support partner’s AUH Motorsports, Logan will be lucky enough to benefit from all of these above requirements with an interesting twist, she will be driving lap after lap in air conditioned comfort on a Race Simulator at AUH Motorsports headquarters.
Over the next couple of months Logan will be under the guidance of, Rob Maseyk who has prepared a structured driver training program aimed at improving her overall understanding of driving a modern race car fast and smooth with the main aim when she eventually gets back behind the wheel of her go kart she will understand considerably more about getting the maximum from the equipment setup and driving on the optimum track lines which will be valuable preparation for a first full season assault on the Junior Max category of the popular and well respected Rotax Middle East Karting Championships.
Following her first training session at AUH, Logan shared her initial impression: “ I really enjoyed the whole experience as Rob made it interesting with some simulator driving sessions then sitting down and taking me through how I did and what I had to work on for my next driving session – he even set me some homework for next week. One of the interesting things must be the car I was driving and the race track. My Dad races in the Radical Middle East Cup in an SR3 and one of the tracks he races on regularly is the Dubai Autodrome and so it was cool to be driving the same car on the same track and Rob told me with a few more sessions under my belt I should be lapping faster than my Dad!. I am now looking forward to having more sessions during the summer and listening to all of the advice from Rob that should make me a faster and smoother driver”.