Raysport Unveil 2011 Machine

Formula Ford chassis builder Raysport International has taken the covers off the car it hopes can win the 2011 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain and the new Formula Ford EuroCup. The new model, called the Ray GR11, has over 30 key updates compared to its predecessor, which took Scott Malvern agonisingly close to the 2010 championship.

Ray's MD and chief designer Gavin Ray says: “The GR11 features many enhancements which we have wanted to include for several seasons but have not been able to. They have all come together brilliantly and I am hopeful that it will be a major step forward. Last year was one of Ray's most successful ever, with 11 championship victories in various categories, and we are hoping to build on that in 2011.”

The new model has a higher and stiffer chassis, a longer and lower nose cone, a more narrow tail section, revised weight distribution, larger rear brakes and new sidepod duting and airbox.

Seven GR11 chassis are currently in build, with the first set for its first shakedown runs next week. Two of them are set to be run by the works team, while customer team Cliff Dempsey Racing plans to race three. The Ray GR11 complete rolling chassis costs £23,500.