Mur­ray to re­turn to For­mula Ford 1600

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For­mer For­mula Ford Fes­ti­val win­ner Niall Mur­ray will re­turn to sin­gle-seaters this sea­son rac­ing in the Na­tional FF1600 Cham­pi­onship.

The SEAT Su­per­cup Ire­land cham­pion will race for Bernard Dolan Mo­tor­sport driv­ing his Fes­ti­val-win­ning Van Diemen RF99.

Mur­ray said the at­trac­tion of a Road to Indy place for the cham­pion played a part in him mov­ing into the cat­e­gory.

Mur­ray said: “It will be a very tough sea­son with about five po­ten­tial cham­pi­ons. With the prize to be in with a chance of a funded sea­son in the USA for 2017, it adds an ex­tra spice.” ● Ginetta Ju­nior Ire­land cham­pion Jor­dan Dempsey will join Mur­ray in the se­ries this year. Dempsey will drive for his father’s Team MCP. It means that all of Mo­tor­sport Ire­land’s Young Race Driver of the Year fi­nal­ists will race against each other. Jake Byrne and James Roe have signed up.

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