Details of 2014 “Champion of Mondello” FF1600 Series announced by Mondello Park
January 29, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Mondello Park has announced further details of its new for 2014, ‘Champion of Mondello’ Formula Ford Series. The Championship, which will be promoted by the circuit alongside the existing Irish Championships, is designed to bring the still highly popular Formula Fords back to Mondello on a more regular basis.
The re-introduced single seater class will run at four Mondello Park events during 2014. Two of these events will count towards both the Champion of Mondello Series and the Irish Championship, while the March & August events will be Champion of Mondello rounds only. All events will be double headers and the March and August events will also boast double points to make them even more attractive to competitors.
To further encourage competitors to tackle the series a fantastic championship package has been put together. This includes reduced entry fees, live streaming of the Sunday races on Mondello.TV and the overall championship winner will receive a Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival prize package. The prize will be made up of a free event entry, free ferry travel, a pre-event test day and a set of Avon Tyres. All class winners will also receive a voucher for a test day and race entry, worth €450, to be used during 2015.
The new ‘Champion of Mondello’ calendar will kick off on March 16th and will run on both the National and International Track variations. A ‘Martin Donnelly Trophy’ style Formula Ford Festival event to run at the June meeting is also nearing agreement and with €1,000 prize already committed by circuit owner Martin Birrane, the event is expected to capture the imagination and full details will be announced shortly.
Interest in the new series is running high, assisted by a taster day in late 2013, where a number of new drivers had their first experience of a Formula Ford. Some of these drivers have now committed to the series and will be joined by many of the Irish Championship regulars and additional drivers returning to the series.