Continuity The Key As Formula Ford Announce 2014 Plans


The Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain will once again appear on the coveted BTCC package in 2014, with championship organisers hoping another thirty-race schedule and stability with regulations and budgets will lead to increased driver interest in the single-seater series.

The 2014 calendar once again features a hat-trick of races across each of the ten BTCC weekends, ensuring the series continue to benefit from live ITV4 television coverage.

The championship has had a mixed first season with the Formula Ford EcoBoost car, some superb wheel-to-wheel racing and a stunning performance by runaway champion Dan Cammish being overshadowed at times by low entries. Grid numbers fluctuated between a low of nine and a high of thirteen during the campaign.

“Formula Ford provided some of the most exciting action on the BTCC package in 2013 and was a highlight for the viewers of ITV4’s live shows, thanks to the tremendous racing for which Formula Ford is renowned,” said championship manager Sam Roach.

“Our teams are already reporting increased levels of interest in Formula Ford from young drivers looking to take their first single-seater steps, or indeed to enhance their established racing careers. With 30 race starts on the schedule, and our continuing partnership with the BTCC, Formula Ford offers the young driver an unbeatable platform and learning opportunity.”

BTCC series director Alan Gow added: “Formula Ford has been a huge crowd-pleaser at the circuits this season and a big hit with the TV audience. Formula Ford is a great complementary attraction to touring cars and the other supporting championships.”

Drivers interested in joining Formula Ford GB can take part in the series’ annual Sampler Day, which takes place at Rockingham on Tuesday 12 November. It gives drivers the opportunity to try the cars, meet the teams and discuss the championship with Formula Ford personnel.

The final rounds of the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain take place this weekend at Brands Hatch in Kent.