International brake manufacturer EBC Brakes sponsors young karting star to help support the growth of grass-roots racing in the UAE
World-renowned performance brake manufacturer EBC Brakes has announced it is sponsoring young UAE-based karter Harry Hannam, as he steps up from the Bambino class to the more powerful Rotax Micro Max class for the UAE National Championship 2016/2017 season.
Rather than choosing to sponsor a high profile racer in one of the more popular regional racing series, EBC Brakes has instead decided to back future talent from the very beginning, providing some of the much needed support young racers require to move up through the many levels of motorsport.
“Harry has already shown what an exciting prospect he is for the future of regional motorsport and it’s obvious to see just how much he loves his karting, always demonstrating real commitment to his racing,” said Jon Simmonds, managing director of Motorsport Wheels LLC, the exclusive regional distributor for EBC Brakes. “I am delighted to support his future ambitions within Team Energy at the outset of what I’m confident will be an exciting and rewarding racing career.”
Hannam has finished top of the Bambino championship for the last three years and the eight-year old has been practicing in the Micro Max since becoming old enough to drive the karts in June of this year. The young racer has already competed in the new class at Speedworld in Austria for the Rotax Euro Finale. Harry traveled to Austria with his Energy Racing Academy teammates, putting in a fantastic performance to finish 19th in the Micro Max final against an international field of experienced racers.
“Energy Dubai are very pleased to have EBC on board as a sponsor and would like to get more local companies involved,” said Kevin Day, team principal of Energy Dubai. “Sponsorship of young talented drivers in many cases is the only way they are able to compete at the level they require in order to make them competitive overseas. We would like to thank the entire EBC Brakes team for their investment in training the future UAE-based stars of motorsports.”
Harry is also keen to make a good showing in this year’s championship which starts this weekend at the Al Ain Raceway
“This is it, this is exactly what I’m supposed to do,” said Harry. “Stepping up to the next class is amazing and I am already enjoying my time in the kart. Now I just want to have a successful season and hopefully move upwards from there.”
The first round of the UAE Rotax Max Challenge Championship is this Friday, October 07 at Al Ain Raceway where Harry will be pitting his skills against his competitors and looking for a successful and fun day of racing…