Martin scoops top karting award
Thursday, 22 December 2016
NATIONAL Junior Kart Champion Se Og Martin capped off a successful season at the Motorsport Ireland awards dinner by picking up the Neil Shanahan Memorial Trophy. The young Dunloy racer also returned home from the annual event in Dublin with his father Seamus clutching a cheque for €2,000 to help fund his future development.
Se Og made the step up from competing in the Cadet Class to Junior level at the beginning of the year and wasted no time in wrapping up the title against all the odds.
According to Seamus not even three-time FIA Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton achieved that, highlighting what a talent the thirteen-year-old schoolboy is.
Given Se Og's success on the track, and the interest his awards triumph has helped generate, Seamus told Chronicle Sport 2017 was a potentially make-or-break season.
“We have yet to sit down and discuss what Se Og wants to do next year but one priority is getting the right people in place as I will have to take a step back with work," he said. "Once we get that all sorted it will become easier to make a decision as far as what Se Og's next move is. Right now we are just not one hundred per cent sure.
“The next couple of years is Se Og's chance to shine and if he does that it will begin to open up a lot of doors for him. The more he impresses the easier it is to get new sponsors on board. At the minute he has everything going for him; he has the speed and he has the ability. The very fact he won the Juniors at his first go shows that."
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