Combe scholar selected
The winner of the first Search for a Star Scholarship at Castle Combe, the recipient of a partially funded 2019 Formula Ford drive, has been chosen.
Matt Hallam beat four other contenders on an assessment day at Combe. It involved both one-to-one interviews and on-track assessments with a racing instructor and in a Ford Focus Zetec S.
The 20-year-old, who made his FF1600 debut at Combe this year aboard a Reynard, will contest the local series next year in a Wiltshire College-run Spectrum.
“It feels really good and I hope that I can get some good results,” said Hallam. “I feel very lucky and glad that I’ve won the Scholarship, but I’ve driven up against some tough people on the track. They were really even. Hopefully I can get progressively quicker and go for outright podiums.”