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Friday, 21 December 2012

Full grids for MSV F4

The BRDC Formula 4 Championship has now sold a remarkable 24 cars for its inaugural season, less than a month after applications were made available.
Initially series organisers MSV planned on building 20 cars but huge demand from teams and privateers means that an additional four MSV F4-013 cars will now be supplied by Ralph Firman’s RFR company.

Jonathan Palmer, Formula 4 Series Director, said: “The fact that our full grid of 24 cars has been sold in just one month is an outstanding success story in a challenging economic climate. It is also clear proof that the concept of our BRDC Formula 4 Championship is exactly what competitors have wanted for many years.” 
Palmer added: “At MSV we recognised that a new state-of-the-art single seater, with wings and slicks, the greatest control on equality and lots of track time, was vital to appeal to young aspiring F1 drivers. And that to make it attainable our F4 car had to be much more affordable than other new single seaters and also set new standards for low operating costs. I am absolutely thrilled with the response and the BRDC and MSV are very excited about making the BRDC Formula 4 Championship super-competitive and prestigious for drivers whilst providing teams with thriving sustainable operations.”

Friday, 7 December 2012

Formula Ford brings you WINGS

    Championship promoters Racing Line have announced the first worldwide test of the new-for-'13 Formula Ford racer – and it comes adorned with front & rear aerodynamic wings for the first time. The series will be part of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car package, which is due to be televised on ITV4.
 The 1.6-litre turbo's Ecoboost engine has also had a tweak to give it over 200ps. Testing is scheduled for the 15thDecember at Silverstone's Stowe circuit,but hurry places are limited!  The exclusive sampler day will cost £250 for drivers, refunded on registration for the 2013 championship – Championship promoters Racing Line released the details below:

Prospective competitors for next year’s BTCC-supporting Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship will get their first chance to drive the new EcoBoost 200 car next month.
The first two Formula Ford chassis to be fitted with front and rear aerodynamic wings and power-boosted 1.6-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine will be in action on Silverstone’s Stowe circuit on Saturday 15th December, and championship organisers are expecting heavy demand for test drives.
We will be limiting testing to 18 prospective drivers that day and we are expecting the first wave of places to be filled quickly by drivers wishing to be the first anywhere in the world to sample the new Formula Ford,” said Sam Roach, of championship promoter RacingLine.
Each of them will get a drive slot in order to sample the new car and they will also have the opportunity to meet representatives of the teams planning to contest the series, meet the Formula Ford championship organisation and take part in technical and sporting presentations.”
Although driving slots are limited, non-driving guests are welcome to attend for the full day. Drivers wishing to be considered for a test are asked to submit their applications and racing CVs to championship co-ordinator Penny Mattocks via email:
The Formula Ford EcoBoost 200, which will race for the first time next Easter, will be the quickest junior single-seater in the UK thanks to a remapped engine producing in excess of 200 PS. The chassis is equipped with a fully adjustable aerodynamic package, FIA safety compliant chassis, Formula 3-specification six-speed sequential gearbox and on-board data logging and track mapping.
Formula Ford has signed to support the UK’s premier motorsport package, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, for the next three seasons. The deal includes live TV at each of the 10 events, broadcast on ITV4.
The first 15 drivers to sign up to contest the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain will receive free championship registration and race entries for 2013, as well as free pre-event testing.
The opening rounds of the 30-race championship are scheduled for 30/31 March at Brands Hatch, the birthplace of Formula Ford in 1967.”

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Full article at Petrol Heaven