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National FF1600 replaces lost Anglesey round with Silverstone

by Ida Wood

The BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 championship has brought its calendar back up to three rounds with the addition of Silverstone in place of Anglesey.

An original eight-round calendar was hit heavily by the coronavirus pandemic, with a returning fixture at Donington Park being lost when British Formula 4 took over the August 1/2 date, and then further rounds being scrubbed from the calendar when Motorsport UK withdrew event licenses until July.

In May, an updated three-round calendar was presented with Oulton Park (July 18), Anglesey (August 22/23) and Brands Hatch Indy (September 26/27) hosting eight races between them.

After the two-race Oulton Park season opener, it was announced that the trip to Wales for round two would be called off due to a delay in communications with the Welsh government over coronavirus restrictions and whether the event could actually go ahead.

Silverstone has now been reinstalled on the calendar on October 10/11 to make up for the loss of Anglesey, with two races being held on the circuit’s International layout that is based out of the current Formula 1 pitlane and joins up with the Hangar Straight after Village corner.

A capacity grid of over 30 cars was lined up for Anglesey, and grid reservations for that round have not been carried straight across to Silverstone, meaning there has been a rush to secure a place in the paddock. Drivers who missed the Oulton Park round but were planning to contest the remaining rounds included Graham Brunton Racing’s Logan Hannah and a fourth Kevin Mills Racing entry.

The BRSCC hopes to run all sessions at Silverstone on October 10 to make the round a single-day event, with the option of a test day at the track the day before.

In addition to rounding out the National FF1600 season, the circuit will also hold the BRSCC Northern FF1600 finale and the two series are expected to share the grid as they did at Oulton.