MOTORSPORT: The EuroNational Formula Ford 1600 series is to be renamed the Formula Ford Super Series it has been announced this week, writes James Beckett.
The new for 2012 series will be known as the Super Series following discussions between the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the governing body of motorsport in the UK and MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR), the owners of Brands Hatch and the organising club for the category.
A spokesman for the Super Series said: “The word ‘Euro’ is a race series title ratified by the MSA and for 2012 the association did not wish to grant naming rights for EuroNational. It was felt that a rebrand of the series should take place sooner rather than later and allow everyone to concentrate on the new season.”
The series will consist of four rounds and as published in last week’s Advertiser & Review the Super Series will hand Formula Ford racers the rare chance to compete at the famous Monza track in Italy.
The Super Series will kick-off at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland on April 28th, taking in further rounds at Croix en Ternois in France and the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Organisers hope that for 2013 the series will also visit Silverstone’s Grand Prix Circuit and another European venue, possibly Spa-Francorchamps.
Three-time Walter Hayes Trophy winner, Joey Foster, has already stated that he plans to contest the Monza race with Chackmore’s Sheshon Racing team in their Van Diemen RF78 ‘Black Beauty’ and the team are also working on a deal that would see their Mondiale M88S contest the European mainland races with James Wood at the wheel. If the deal is concluded, it is expected that the car will once again carry the colours of the East Claydon School and Pre-School as it did in the 2010 Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone. Wood said this week: “I very much hope I will be able to drive for the team at Croix en Ternois and Monza. This is a great opportunity for me to race in high-profile international events with Sheshon Racing in the Formula Ford Super Series.