BRSCC CONFIRMS PLANS FOR 2020 AIMSHOP.COM FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL AT BRANDS HATCH IN OCTOBER
The BRSCC has initially confirmed its plans for the club’s end of season blue-riband event, the AIMSHOP.COM Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on October 24/25 2020.
The 2019 edition of one of the best-loved and most popular single-seater competitions of all time was incredibly well-received as the BRSCC set out to revamp and re-energise it for a new generation of motorsport fans as well as make changes that would help bring the event back to a higher level. A title sponsor in AIM Technologies and AIMSHOP.COM helped to raise the profile and grandeur of the Festival further with a prize put up for the winner of the Grand Final as well as prominent branding across event itself.
The Festival also benefitted from excellent live stream coverage of both days of competition, including every heat, semi-final and Last Chance Race from the Festival itself as well as the Grand Final, plus the entire support timetable for events as well. This provided exceptional media coverage and exposure with approximately 20,000+ views across the two days. The event was won by Ireland’s Jonathan Browne of Cliff Dempsey Racing after he stormed through his heat and semi-final before holding off his charging countryman Niall Murray, a two-time Festival winner himself, in the Grand Final to win the event and receive the Neil Shanahan Trophy. An entry of more than 70 cars contested the main Festival in all, with numbers expected to rise once again for the 2020 edition.
For 2020, the BRSCC is pleased to announce that AIM Technologies and AIMSHOP.COM will be staying on board as primary event title sponsors, as well as once again putting up a prize for the Festival winner (details of which are yet to be confirmed). In addition, the 2020 event should also see one of the largest gatherings of Formula Ford race cars in years as the weekend will also play host to the final rounds of both the HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship and the HSCC Classic Formula Ford Championship, which in turn should see the total number of cars in attendance exceed more than 125 machines. They will all feature on a full timetable of support series which is also set to include the BRSCC Fiesta Championship and Fiesta Junior Championship amongst others. The weekend is also set to live streamed once again in its entirety with further details set to be announced in the coming months.
Peter Daly, chairman of the BRSCC, was optimistic and enthusiastic about the 2020 event, stating “The 2019 Festival was a superb event from start to finish and as a club, we worked incredibly hard to invest in it and to continue raising the profile of the event. We’re confident that we can carry on building the momentum from last year to ensure that it’s one of the absolute must-see events of British motorsport by the time it reaches its 50th anniversary in 2021. The continued support from AIMSHOP.COM, the retention of live streaming and the premise of potentially more than 125 Formula Fords attending the event in total gives us every reason to be excited and we look forward to welcoming everyone in October for another exceptional contest.”
For more information on the BRSCC, its Formula Ford activities and the AIMSHOP.COM Formula Ford Festival for 2020, head to www.brscc.co.uk to keep track of further updates on the event as the season unfolds.