The 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain is set for the thrilling conclusion this weekend at Brands Hatch, the series sure to produce another unpredictable trio of races around the iconic Grand Prix circuit.
The single-seater championship, which is bringing its debut season using the ‘slicks and wings’ Formula Ford EcoBoost 200 cars to an end this weekend, has found a new lease of life following the departure of runaway 2013 champion Dan Cammish.
At Silverstone two weeks ago, the field produced three of the most exciting, closely fought races in UK single-seater racing this season, with half a dozen drivers battling it out to become the first drivers other than Cammish to post a race victory.
The lucky three were Camren Kaminsky, Jayde Kruger and Harrison Scott – the competitiveness of the Formula Ford series being shown by the fact there were three different winners from three different teams, JTR, Jamun Racing and Falcon Motorsport respectively.
Silverstone was a weekend to remember for Scott on two counts, with his maiden win following the confirmation of the 17 year old as the 2013 Scholarship Class champion. With the title wrapped up, Scott can solely focus on adding more race wins in Kent, and don’t bet against him doing so.
The in-form driver recently though has been Kruger. The South African was Cammish’s closest challenger at Rockingham four weeks ago, and he followed that with a podium treble at Silverstone, with his run of six podiums in seven races sure to continue this weekend.
For Sam Brabham, Silverstone was a weekend of near misses. The JTR man led all three races at one stage, but could only eventually muster a pair of podium finishes. The third-generation racer will be hoping to make amends and take a maiden win on the finale weekend.
One driver to definitely watch at Brands is Max Marshall. The 19 year old stunned his rivals by taking a clean sweep of pole positions in qualifying at Silverstone on his first weekend in the championship this season.
While poor race starts and mechanical problems meant he came away with just one fourth place finish alongside two DNF’s, a fastest lap in race three coupled with the pole positions means the JTR racer has marked himself as a potential race-winner this weekend.
Alongside Marshall, Andrew Richardson also had a Silverstone weekend plagued by mechanical issues. The Richardson Racing ace will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes and a return to the podium at Brands, to end a mixed season on a high.
One driver will be making his series debut this weekend, with Simon Rudd joining the field alongside Scott and Luke Reade at Falcon Motorsport. The 24 year old started the season in BRDC Formula 4 with Motionsport, completing just the first three weekends.
With Scott, Kruger, Brabham, Marshall, Kaminsky and Juan Rosso in the mix for the race wins this weekend, the 2013 Formula Ford GB season is set for an unpredictable, entertaining conclusion around the iconic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.