Formula Ford EuroCup
The Formula Ford EuroCup, or European Formula Ford Championship, refers to two pan-European championships for Formula Ford competitors.
The original series was one of the earliest Formula Ford series, first run in 1969 and won by Gerry Birrell driving a Crossle. The series continued to run until 2001 as Formula Ford increasingly became a domestic oriented series with greater emphasis being placed on Formula 3 as a pan-European development Formula. The series was run for many years by the European Formula Drivers Association and run alongside championships for winged classes, Formula Ford 2000 and Formula Opel.
|1983||Gerrit van Kouwen|
The concept was revived in 2011, as a series aimed at giving drivers experience at European race circuits. While individual events nominated a winner, there was no overarching points system or championship. Three national Formula Ford Championships were involved, the British Formula Ford Championship, the Benelux Formula Ford Championship and the Scandinavian Formula Ford Championship. The Formula Ford EuroCup ran for two seasons, and ended after the 2012 season.
The 2011 Formula Ford EuroCup was the inaugural season of the Formula Ford EuroCup championship. The season began at Brands Hatch on 18 June and ended on 14 August at Circuit Park Zandvoort, after four meetings each consisting of three races.
Each round of the championship consisted of three races, with an overall EuroCup winner for each round announced.
|Round||Circuit||Date||Supporting||Winning driver||EuroCup winner|
|1||R1||Brands Hatch GP||18 June||British F3/GT||Scott Malvern||Scott Malvern|
|R3||19 June||Scott Malvern|
|2||R4||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||8 July||GT4 European Cup||Scott Malvern||Scott Malvern|
|R5||9 July||Geoff Uhrhane|
|3||R7||Circuit Zolder||16 July||Superleague Formula||Scott Malvern||Scott Malvern|
|R8||17 July||Scott Malvern|
|4||R9||Circuit Park Zandvoort||13 August||Masters of Formula 3||Scott Malvern||Scott Malvern|
|R11||14 August||Joey van Splunteren|
The 2012 Formula Ford EuroCup was the second season of the Formula Ford EuroCup. The season began at Brands Hatch on 23 June and ended on 29 July at Nürburgring, after four meetings each consisting of three races. Finnish driver Antti Buri won all three races at the opening meeting at Brands Hatch to take the season's inaugural EuroCup title, before his team boss Nick Tandy – returning to single-seaters – repeated the feat at Spa-Francorchamps. The only driver to claim more than one EuroCup title was Eric Lichtenstein, who claimed each of the last two events at Zandvoort and the Nürburgring.
|Round||Circuit||Date||Supporting||Winning Driver||EuroCup Winner|
|1||R1||Brands Hatch GP||23 June||British F3 / British GT||Antti Buri||Antti Buri|
|R2||24 June||Antti Buri|
|2||R1||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||6 July||3000km of Spa||Nick Tandy||Nick Tandy|
|R2||7 July||Nick Tandy|
|3||R1||Circuit Park Zandvoort||14 July||Masters of Formula 3||Bart van Os||Eric Lichtenstein|
|R3||15 July||Jake Cook|
|4||R1||Nürburgring||28 July||British Formula Ford||Eric Lichtenstein||Eric Lichtenstein|
|R2||29 July||Julio Moreno|
- Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship GB :: 22/11/2010
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