“Antti Buri leads the British Formula Ford charge at the halfway mark”
For those who follow the seriously lower rungs of feeder series motor racing, Ford UK have been releasing short highlight edits of the British Formula Ford season.
The championship, which reached its halfway point last month, has endured a difficult 2012 so far, thanks to low competitor numbers and a somewhat dominant Antti Buri leading the way.
Opening in April at Oulton Park, the spoils were shared between Buri, Jake Cook and Luke Williams, with Buri and Eric Lichtenstein sharing the victories at Brands Hatch Indy the following month.
Buri has won all six races in the time since, beginning with a dominant showing at Rockingham in June.
Two weeks later at Brands Hatch GB, the Finn added further Formula Ford success to his charts for 2012, ensuring Buri left the Kent circuit with 350 points – some 117 more than Cook, who currently resides in 2nd spot.
Julio Moreno and Cavan Corcoran are next up with 208 and 204 points respectively, while Williams is a single point shy of breaking the 200 mark.
So far Buri has taken 11 of the 12 pole positions on offer, with only Williams braking the sequence at Brands Hatch Indy.
The next round is at the Nurburgring next weekend, although the series returns to UK shores from August 4th-5th, with round six at the flat Snetterton circuit.
Round 1 – Oulton Park
Round 2 – Brands Hatch Indy
Round 3 – Rockingham
Round 4 – Brands Hatch GB