Corcoran Joins Formula Ford Grid

17 year old Cavan Corcoran has announced his return to racing in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain. After impressing the team in testing at Silverstone, Corcoran has signed with Getem Racing and will run in the Scholarship class.

The Derbyshire-based driver will race the Premier Power-engined chassis which Jake Cook ran last season. The plan is for a two-year campaign in the single seater series, stepping up to the main class in 2012.

Cavan returns to racing after suffering serious injuries in a sports car crash at Brands Hatch three years ago. His father Brian Corcoran explains: “He broke a leg and an ankle in several places and that put him out of car racing for more than a year. But he is completely fit now and can run the 100 metres quicker than ever.”

After returning to dominate the Academy single-seater series last year, Cavan looked to move in to Formula Ford, with Brian adding: “We went to the Silverstone test on the off-chance and he took a test in Getem's Mygale. Even though we could not afford new tyres and the fact that Cavan had never driven the circuit before, he set some respectable times. Martin Down offered us a superb deal, and now we are raring to go.”

Cavan will make his debut when the 2011 season gets underway at Silverstone over the weekend of 9/10 April.