As registrations continue to filter through for the BRDC F4 Championship, the series has announced that it will run a Privateers’ Cup for its inaugural season.
Backed by Leeds-based telecommunications company Yoozoom Telecom, the winning driver will receive a prize of £5,000.
The prize is in addition to the existing package, which offers £25,000 and a British F3 test with Carlin Motorsport to the overall champion. As well as that, the six drivers leading the points table will be invited to McLaren’s Technology Centre in Woking for a tour of the facilities.
Former McLaren Autosport Award finalist and Yoozoom Telecom’s managing director Alex Deighton noted that:
“We’re very pleased to be a part of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship which we know is going to be a fantastic entry level formula for up and coming young drivers with great cars, the right budgets and plenty of racing action.
“We’ve been looking at UK motorsports to promote our business and F4 gave us the opportunity we were looking for… It’s our pleasure to put our name to the Privateers’ Cup as I remember what it was like to raise a budget!”
The £5,000 will certainly be a welcome prize for the Privateer victor, in what are increasingly harsh times for the economy; however one worries that it may not be enough to propel privateer competitors up the order.