As 2014 dawns, Formula Ford is set for another exciting season of track action, with the series returning to the British Touring Car Championship package of events for a second season of live-televised excitement, and one of the richest prize funds in British motorsport: a £30,000 cash fund for successful competitors.
The Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain will feature 30 races – three 20-minute sprints at each of the season’s 10 BTCC meetings, with live TV coverage on ITV4 in addition to a post-screened highlights show. In addition to this unrivalled racing track time, Formula Ford offers two exclusive timed test sessions before each meeting as well as a 20-minute qualifying session.
The £30,000 cash prize fund is not the only innovation in the pipeline for 2014. This season will also see the introduction of a reverse grid for the second race of each weekend, bringing Formula Ford into line with the sporting regulations of many international single-seater series.
Importantly, technical regulations are to remain largely unchanged: “This gives teams and drivers a stable cost platform on which to budget,” says Gerard Quinn, Head of Ford Racing in Europe. “It is important to note also that the costs of competing in Formula Ford are completely transparent. The drivers in Formula Ford this year will have some great incentives, not the least of which will be the chance to win their share of a £30,000 cash prize fund.”