BRDC F4 CHAMPIONSHIP
MSV has received an encouraging response and a large number of enquiries already following last week’s announcement of its groundbreaking new junior single seater series - the BRDC Formula 4 Championship. Serious interest for more than 40 cars has already been received from both teams and privateers.
The majority of teams are well established and many of them currently compete in junior championships including Formula Renault BARC, Intersteps and Formula Ford. A large number of privateers have also formally registered their interest in the championship, which commences in 2013.
Teams have praised the sophistication and outstanding value of the F4 car, priced at just £29,750 less engine, the tightly controlled regulations to ensure the lowest running costs, the strength of the calendar and the prestigious support from the BRDC. Private entrants meanwhile have been encouraged by F4’s technical restrictions that will enable them to compete with professional teams – uniquely in F4, engines, gearboxes and dampers will be sealed for the season.
MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer said: “We have had a fantastic response from teams, drivers and fathers to the launch of the BRDC F4 Championship. Already we have serious expressions of interest for twice as many cars as we can produce, so it looks very likely that our 2013 grid of 20 cars is going to be oversubscribed. We have repeatedly heard that the BRDC F4 Championship is exactly what teams, drivers and fathers have been looking for. It is all very exciting and clearly going to be a major success.”
Orders for the new car, designated the MSVF4-013, will be taken from Monday 17 September. Deliveries will be made on a first come first served basis and will commence at the end of January 2013.