Cavan ends with a podium finish

Cavan Corcoran at Donington Park
Cavan Corcoran at Donington Park

Two Dales racer Cavan Corcoran’s Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain season ended on an unexpected but positive note at Donington Park last weekend.

The 19-year-old had opted to end his season early due to sponsorship issues and had not competed at the previous meeting at Silverstone – although he still managed to test quicker than the rest – and had only gone along to Donington Park to support his teammates.

Dad Brian takes up the story: “Cav turned up just as qualifying was due to start but there was a four-hour delay because of a power cut so Ford asked him to race, he’d got his paperwork with him and he qualified sixth, and that was against drivers who’d all been out testing on the Thursday.

“Then in race one he came fourth and in race two he came second, which was a brilliant and unexpected bonus at the end of the season.

“We thought the season was over but those finishes meant he came fifth overall, which was great considering that, out of 20 races, he had six where he collected no points, due either to missing the meetings through the sponsorship issues or mechanical problems while racing that resulted in a Did Not Finish.

“He really could have finished in the top three if he had completed and competed in those races, that’s how well he was doing.

“But it’s been a brilliant experience and definitely a positive one because Cav got nine podium finishes through the season.”

Next season, Cavan hopes to race in America, where he has been invited to compete by the organisers of the Star Mazda Single-Seater Championship, which starts in March.

Brian added: “He’d love to go, we just need to sort out the financial side because it’ll not be cheap, but on the other hand, the prize money for that is $600,000 so we’d love to hear from sponsors who could help.”

Interested parties are asked to call Brian Corcoran on 07974 648307.