CLUB FORMULA FORD DURATEC SERIES
The BRSCC is pleased to announce that it will be running a Club Formula Ford Duratec Series for the 2012 season. With the 2012 MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain changing to the new Ford EcoBoost engine in an FIA approved chassis, BRSCC is looking to extend the life of the many Duratec chassis cars by running a series aimed specifically at the club motorsport budget.
The series will run to Formula Ford Duratec technical regulations as issued by Ford Motor Company and will use the same spec engine as permitted under those regulations. However, BRSCC will be looking at options such as tyre restrictions to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum. The calendar is currently being formulated and will feature a practice session, qualifying and two races at most events. The calendar will also see stand-alone BRSCC races along with guest slots with the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.
BRSCC Competitions Director Drew Furlong said, “BRSCC has traditionally been involved in bringing all of the Formula Ford marques to club motorsport and we look forward to building a thriving Club Formula Ford Duratec series. We do not see this in anyway replacing the very strong FF1600 Kent championships, but it will enable many club motorsport competitors the chance to sample the Duratec cars, which up until now were out of their price range. Much has been discussed on possible engine modifications but we have listened to interested parties and we feel that allowing a restricted engine would not only add an additional cost but would also restrict the market for teams to use their current Duratec cars.”