FF1600 ace Rob Hall starts his own team

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Ex­pe­ri­enced For­mula Ford 1600 driver Rob Hall plans to set up a two-car team in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship next sea­son and has bought a lat­est spec­i­fi­ca­tion Ray in prepa­ra­tion.

Hall plans to race the GR16 in the Brands Hatch Na­tional round next month hav­ing shaken it down at Cas­tle Combe at the end of May. He fin­ished eighth in the sec­ond Combe FF1600 race de­spite start­ing near the back and was only 0.5s off the pace.

“We have been try­ing to set up and run a team for 18 months or so and the My­gale [that Hall pre­vi­ously com­peted in] is not the re­ally the car of choice,” he said. “We did the first Na­tional round at Oul­ton Park but that didn’t go great – we were a lit­tle off the pace – and de­cided if we are go­ing to do it [set up a team] we needed it to be with the right car. We looked at the dif­fer­ent op­tions and the Ray seemed the best choice.

“The plan is to get the car on the pace and to try get some­one in the car for the For­mula Ford Fes­ti­val and Wal­ter Hayes. We are look­ing for some­one quick and ex­pe­ri­enced. Then we would like to run two cars in the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship in 2017.”

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