One up and coming girl racer of this new era is 14 year old Logan Hannah, who is not only dreaming of success, but clinically focussed on the pursuit of her ambitions to become a professional racing driver in top level motorsports. Taking it a step further, the British born, Dubai based schoolgirl has quite specific professional racing ambitions and one day wants to compete in the USA’s Indy Car racing series.
Logan has embarked upon a 2-3 year racing programme in junior and senior karting championships which could potentially set her on the road to her eventual target of becoming a professional racing driver and realising her goal.
Racing karts in only her second full season in the ultra-competitive Middle East Rotax Max Challenge in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, she has already caused quite a stir in the local karting scene, and is determined to take her racing to the next level, on the international circuits.
Follow Logan’s story here……..
Positively influenced at an early age by her father Graeme’s involvement in motorsport as a competitor, racing and winning trophies in a Radical SR3 in the Middle East Radical Winter Cup for several seasons, Logan was always a regular team member in her dads pit garage on practice and race days.
Even at the tender young age of 12, Logan stood out in the pit lane by taking an extraordinary interest in the racing scene, and not just the on track action, but the technical and operational aspects of the all the garage action. Shunning the air-conditioned hospitality suite and track views, preferring instead to hang out with the drivers and mechanics in the garage, she has always taken a keen close-up interest in car preparation, set up and repairs.
of the sport and helping her father prepare his Radical SR 3 race car.
Sometimes seen on the pit wall timing her dad on track, often attending the drivers briefing, or checking out dad’s telemetry / data and onboard video. But whatever Logan was watching, her enquiring mind was always absorbing all there was to learn. It was obvious to all concerned that young Miss Hannah was destined to get behind the wheel of a kart at the earliest opportunity!
As her father Graeme says “As much as she has enjoyed coming to the events, she always said, ‘Dad, I’d rather be driving.”