Re­gional returns and for­mat changes for FF

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The pro­vi­sional cal­en­dar for next year’s BRSCC Na­tional For­mula Ford 1600 Cham­pi­onship in­cludes a re­turn to re­gional strongholds for the se­ries, such as Knock­hill and Kirk­istown.

With the ex­cep­tion of the round at Oul­ton Park, the for­mat of the cham­pi­onship’s meet­ings has also been al­tered to run as triple-head­ers, com­pris­ing a 15-minute qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion fol­lowed by three 15-minute races.

Castle Combe, Kirk­istown and Knock­hill all re­turn to the cal­en­dar at the demise of Croft, Rock­ing­ham and Zand­voort.

“It’s more of a true na­tional cham­pi­onship now, it’s mainly Bri­tish-based rounds whereas last year we went [to] places like Zand­voort and to Croft where there haven’t been reg­u­lar For­mula Ford races in re­cent years,” said Old­field Mo­tor­sport man­ager James Old­field. “We’re go­ing to where there is a pre­dom­i­nant source of lo­cal com­peti­tors al­ready, which will help boost grids on the week­end we go [with] peo­ple just do­ing in­di­vid­ual rounds as well.”

The cham­pi­onship has also in­tro­duced sev­eral new in­cen­tives for driv­ers com­pet­ing for a part-sea­son.

The all-new Tour­ers Tro­phy, the most prom­i­nent of those in­tro­duc­tions, is scored at a sin­gle round in each coun­try and en­com­passes the meet­ings at Oul­ton Park, An­gle­sey, Knock­hill and Kirk­istown.

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DE­CEM­BER 14/21 2016

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