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BRSCC FORMULA FORD 1600 - START RACING
If you would like to come racing with us... first you need a racing licence. This is obtained by completing a course for newcomers to the sport at a school that is a member of ARDS (Association of Racing Driver Schools). These are available across the country. For more details, click here. Once you have your licence there are four ways to go racing in BRSCC Formula Ford 1600: 1) Buy, self-prepare and run your own car. You would require help from one or two friends/mechanics to run the car at the circuit. 2) Buy your own car and be responsible for storage and transport. You would take the car to a team’s premises for them to prepare it inbetween meetings. They’d also run the car at race (or test) days. 3) Buy your own car and have a team operate it. The same as option 2 but the team would store and transport the car themselves. 4) Buy the full race hire package and drive a car that is owned by a team. All you need to do is turn up at the circuit with your helmet and race kit. Check out our Teams Directory for a list of contacts who have masses of Formula Ford 1600 experience. The costs of competing are akin to the old saying “how long is a piece of string?” For a “Lad & Dad” team with a camper van towing a trailer, taking part in the 2016 National “Pro” Championship would have required an operating budget of just over £12,000. A breakdown of their costs can be viewed here. These overheads are less for those competing in the National “Clubman” or Northern Championships and lower still for the single-venue series at Oulton Park and Anglesey circuits. These costs do not include the purchase price of the car. A good source of secondhand chassis is Racecars Direct. The price of a brand new car would be £25k to £30k while a secondhand car to compete in the Pre90 Class could be purchased for £8k. In the case of the latter, there is virtually no depreciation. Obviously, with a full race hire package, no car needs to be bought.
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BRSCC FORMULA FORD 1600 - START RACING
If you would like to come racing with us... first you need a racing licence. This is obtained by completing a course for newcomers to the sport at a school that is a member of ARDS (Association of Racing Driver Schools). These are available across the country. For more details, click here. Once you have your licence there are four ways to go racing in BRSCC Formula Ford 1600: 1) Buy, self-prepare and run your own car. You would require help from one or two friends/mechanics to run the car at the circuit. 2) Buy your own car and be responsible for storage and transport. You would take the car to a team’s premises for them to prepare it inbetween meetings. They’d also run the car at race (or test) days. 3) Buy your own car and have a team operate it. The same as option 2 but the team would store  and transport the car themselves. 4) Buy the full race hire package and drive a car that is owned by a team. All you need to do is turn up at the circuit with your helmet and race kit. Check out our Teams Directory for a list of contacts who have masses of Formula Ford 1600 experience. The costs of competing are akin to the old saying “how long is a piece of string?” For a “Lad & Dad” team with a camper van towing a trailer, taking part in the 2016 National “Pro” Championship would have required an operating budget of just over £12,000. A breakdown of their costs can be viewed here. These overheads are less for those competing in the National “Clubman” or Northern Championships and lower still for the single-venue series at Oulton Park and Anglesey circuits. These costs do not include the purchase price of the car. A good source of secondhand chassis is Racecars Direct. The price of a brand new car would be £25k to £30k while a secondhand car to compete in the Pre90 Class could be purchased for £8k. In the case of the latter, there is virtually no depreciation. Obviously, with a full race hire package, no car needs to be bought.
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