Jayde Kruger success in the MSA British Formula Ford championship was confirmed this week when The National Court dismissed an appeal from runners-up Harrison Scott and Falcon Motorsport.
The appeal derived from an incident during the second race of the final round at Brands Hatch, when Kruger clashed Harrison, taking the latter out of the race.
Kruger continued and eventually won, only for the stewards of the meeting to throw the South African out of the race; however JTR and Kruger successfully appealed the decision to the MSA, with the UK governing body concluding that the clash was merely a ‘racing incident.’
The overturned decision gives the 26-year-old Kruger the title by just six points over Harrison and although Kruger was also reprimanded by the stewards and had two penalty points applied to his licence, it is less likely that the South African will be too concerned by that outcome.
Irrespective of the decision, this is a messy and ugly way for British Formula Ford’s legacy to have been curtailed.