Combe scholar se­lected

Autosport (UK) - - CLUB AUTOSPORT - STEFAN MACKLEY

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.”

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