New tyre limit for National FF1600
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.”