|2003 Formula Classic Announced
THE FERRARI OWNERS' CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
2003 formula classic
In response to requests from Club members for an opportunity to race their
older production Ferraris, the Ferrari Owners' Club has arranged for an
experimental mini series of two events in 2003 specifically for pre-1990
cars. It is hoped that this initiative will be a forerunner for a more
active programme in the future.
The two events that have been chosen are:
May 24/25: Donington Park (the 2003 Ferrari/Maserati
September 13/14: Castle Combe
|Which Ferraris are eligible for the formula classic races?
Any production Ferrari built prior to 1990 i.e. up to and including the
tipo 328, but excluding turbo charged cars like the 288GTO and F40. The
rules that apply have been purposely made simple because the objective
is to allow owners to race their Ferraris unfettered by innumerable regulations
and restrictions. The following list gives a guide to the format of the
- Vehicles must be road-legal and be able to pass
an MOT test, although the cars do not need to be road-registered nor
have a current MOT certificate.
- Only treaded tyres (minimum 1.6mm of tread depth)
- All cars must comply with RAC MSA safety regulations
for racing. These include the fitting of towing eyes front and rear,
an external ignition cut-off switch, 4-or 6-point safety harness, rearward
facing warning light, and approved fire extinguisher. Roll cages, although
recommended, are not obligatory.
- Appearance is an important aspect and cars must
be turned out to a high standard which does credit both to the marque
Ferrari and the Club. All Ferraris must conform in general terms to
the original external and internal appearance as delivered by the Factory,
although seats may be replaced by suitable racing seats.
- Wheels need not be of Ferrari origin and/or
- The Eligibility Scrutineer's decision on acceptability
will be final.
Drivers must be fully paid-up members of the Ferrari Owners' Club of GB,
be invited and registered for the events, and be in possession of a valid
MSA Competition (Racing) Licence of minimum National B status. There is
a small registration fee of £25.00 to cover administrative expenses.
|Who can take part in the formula classic events?
Registrations will be accepted immediately until the closing date for
entries for each of the races. Race entry forms will be sent out by the
Race Co-ordinator to all registered competitors. Detailed final instructions
will be sent out by the individual race organisers.
The races are intended not only for drivers with previous race experience
but also for those who have taken part in the Club's hillclimb Championship
or perhaps have attended some of the many track days which the Club organises
throughout the season.
Each driver will be allocated a permanent race number at the time of
There will be a number of awards for which competitors will be eligible.
Dependant on the mix of entries that are received it may be possible to
arrange for a class structure within the general race entry, and therefore
positions within the class will be rewarded.
You should contact the FOC,
giving your name and address, and apply for a Formula Classic Registration
form and return this, together with the Registration fee, to the Club's
Race Co-ordinator. The Club will consider invitations based on the information
provided on this form.
|What do you need to do now?
Above all, this mini series is all about having fun with your Ferrari on
the race circuit. Each year there are fewer opportunities to drive your
car in the way that Ferrari intended and the Club therefore hopes that members
will take advantage of these races to develop their driving skills without
the necessity to expend large amounts of time or money. Good luck!
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