FORMULA FORD ECOBOOST OFF TO A FLYER


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Buri (on left) battles for the lead with Williams at Oulton Park over Easter weekend. Photo: www.brscc.co.uk

Three races, three different first-time victors and a tie for the top of the championship. The Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain got away to a stormingly competitive start at Oulton Park over Easter with the successful introduction of the new EcoBoost chassis and some close and exciting racing to boot.

On Monday Jamun drivers Jake Cook and Luke Williams joined Saturday’s round one victor Antti Buri in the EcoBoost winners’ circle, and there was a Duratec class win apiece for Fabian Welter and Kenneth Thirlwall.

Sam Roach of championship promoter RacingLine said he was delighted by a successful first weekend of racing for the EcoBoost Formula Fords: “We have seen no significant technical problems, which is always a good thing when a new chassis is introduced, we have had some great racing, with three different winners, and the prospects for the rest of the season are bright. We hope to see further new EcoBoost cars on the grid at Brands Hatch later this month, and I am sure that will only add to the competitiveness.”

For a full report of the opening three rounds see www.britishformulaford.com