The common sense move that could boost a beloved national racing staple
Last month, the British Racing & Sports Car Club and MotorSport Vision Racing agreed not to run rival series for modern Formula Ford 1600 machines from 2024, which is a rare example of common sense in motorsport. The decision to concentrate efforts on MSVR’s United series, instead of the BRSCC’s National FF1600 championship, is a logical one due to low car numbers. This year, National FF1600 averaged only 11 cars, while United fared slightly better with 12. This is not sustainable, especially in times of economic uncertainty. The decision was reached after extensive discussions between all parties involved, and the goal is to boost grid numbers and improve the overall quality of racing. The decline in National entries can also be attributed to calendar clashes with GB4, which was intended as a bridge between FF1600 and higher single-seater ranks.