New tyre limit for Na­tional FF1600

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The Bri­tish Rac­ing and Sports Car Club’s Na­tional For­mula Ford 1600 Cham­pi­onship will bring in strict tyre lim­its to cut costs this year.

For the first time, the cham­pi­onship will in­tro­duce a manda­tory limit of one set of Avon tyres per race week­end for each car. There had pre­vi­ously been no limit of the num­ber of tyres used.

Na­tional FF1600 co­or­di­na­tor Ian Smith said: “Cost is cru­cial in club mo­tor­sport and any­thing we can do to keep the play­ing field level and bud­gets down is a good thing.

“Pre­vi­ously driv­ers could throw new tyres at their cars ev­ery ses­sion if they wanted and we don’t want things get­ting stupid.”

Cliff Dempsey, who is hop­ing to run cars in both Na­tional FF1600 and the Su­per Se­ries, said: “It’s a great idea and should be wheeled out to all FF1600 com­pe­ti­tions, in­clud­ing the Fes­ti­val and Wal­ter Hayes in my mind. For driv­ers that want to win the big­gest bill was al­ways the tyre one. This evens things up for those with less bud­get.”

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