BRDC Bri­tish For­mula Three re­duces an­nual Au­tumn Tro­phy con­test to sin­gle week­end

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This year’s BRDC Bri­tish F3 Au­tumn Tro­phy has been cut to run over a sin­gle week­end.

The now four-race se­ries for the Tatu­usCos­worth ma­chines will be held at Snet­ter­ton’s 300 Cir­cuit on Oc­to­ber 29/30, with each day fea­tur­ing a sin­gle qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion and two points-scor­ing races.

The Au­tumn Tro­phy has tra­di­tion­ally run over eight races and two week­ends, with the sec­ond round com­ing at the start of Novem­ber at Brands Hatch. Teams have given a mixed re­sponse to the new, cur­tailed for­mat.

Fortec Mo­tor­sport head Richard Dut­ton said: “I’d have pre­ferred to see it over two week­ends in truth. We need an Au­tumn Tro­phy or win­ter se­ries be­cause it brings driv­ers in for next year. It’s al­ways im­por­tant. In its hey­day, when two-litre For­mula Re­nault was re­ally strong, the win­ter se­ries al­ways was too.”

HHC Mo­tor­sport boss Charlie Kemp said: “Re­duc­ing the Au­tumn Tro­phy to a sin­gle week­end does lower the bud­get, which may bring some ex­tra driv­ers in, plus many driv­ers pre­fer to just test over the win­ter. We’ll see how the shorter for­mat works.”

Lanan Rac­ing head Gra­ham John­son added: “We’ve never been fans of the win­ter se­ries, but if our driv­ers wanted to do it the short, sharp new for­mat could ap­peal.”

Au­tumn Tro­phy at Snet­ter­ton

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