For­mula Jedi bosses eye for­mat switch

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The For­mula Jedi Cham­pi­onship could switch to a three-race for­mat for next sea­son and in­tro­duce re­versed grid races af­ter a suc­cess­ful re­cent pilot of the for­mat.

Jedi rac­ing tra­di­tion­ally con­sists of a sin­gle qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion and two sprint races, but the last cham­pi­onship round at Brands Hatch ear­lier this month fea­tured two ad­di­tional races, both run with a re­versed top eight grid.

Jedi or­gan­is­ers are now eval­u­at­ing a change in the race for­mat to of­fer more to com­peti­tors.

“The driver feed­back af­ter Brands was very pos­i­tive,” said Jedi co­or­di­na­tor Frazer Cor­byn. “Run­ning four races was a one-off, but the re­versed grids were great as they shuf­fled dif­fer­ent driv­ers up the or­der and gave dif­fer­ent peo­ple a chance at the front.

“We’re look­ing into maybe shuf­fling the for­mat to triple-head­ers next sea­son with race two us­ing a re­versed grid.”

Cor­byn added that ad­di­tional TV cov­er­age was also be­ing ex­plored for next year. Two of the cham­pi­onship’s fi­nal three rounds – Sil­ver­stone and Don­ing­ton Park – are due to be cov­ered on Mo­torstv later this year.

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