Following a second-place finish in the final race at Silverstone, Scott Malvern secured the championship title after achieving three victories during the season and eleven podiums in total, driving for Cliff Dempsey Racing in the opening half of the season and Cullen Motorsport thereafter. MGR Motorsport driver Josh Webster finished the season as runner-up for the second consecutive year; although he won five races – tied for most wins in the season along with Fortec Motorsport's Seb Morris – during the campaign, a less consistent finishing record allowed Malvern to take the title by 33 points via dropped scores. Morris was third at the end of the season, having started half of the season's races from pole position in his first year in the series having graduated from Ginetta Juniors. The only other race winner was Webster's team-mate David Wagner, who finished fourth in the championship.
The series will form part of the BARC club racing meetings and will expand to fourteen rounds at six events, with two triple header events. A provisional calendar was released on 10 November 2011, with the final round still to be confirmed. This first provisional calendar showed Snetterton and Brands Hatch as the season opening triple headers. A revised provisional calendar was released on 2 December 2011, adding Silverstone as the final round, in support of the British Touring Car Championship. The round at Brands Hatch was replaced in favour of a round at Thruxton. The calendar also had major date changes, with the triple header events moved to Snetterton, and Donington Park.
^Turner, Kevin (23 February 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Ginetta champ Morris closes in on single-seater move after Fortec run". Autosport. Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications. 207 (8): 83. Reigning Ginetta Junior champion Seb Morris is closing in on a deal to move into single-seaters this season in Formula Renault BARC...Meanwhile, rival squad MTECH Lite has signed Sean Walkinshaw for this season and is hoping to run James Thorp alongside him.
^Turner, Kevin (1 March 2012). Bradley, Charles, ed. "Fortec seat for kart ace Tillett". Autosport. Teddington, Middlesex: Haymarket Publications. 207 (9): 82. World Championship kart racer Laura Tillett will graduate to single-seaters this season in Formula Renault BARC. The 20-year-old daughter of renowned kart-seat manufacturer Steve Tillett will drive for the Fortec Motorsports team that ran Josh Webster to the runner-up spot in last season's FR BARC championship.