GB4 has been created to offer drivers graduating from karting or club racing a significantly lower cost route onto the single-seater ladder.
GB4 will act as a direct feeder series to higher open-wheel categories, running in close alignment with MSV's already successful GB3 Championship partnered by the BRDC. GB4 runs primarily on the same British GT race programme, offering teams an excellent platform from which to enter both series.
Teams attracted to the series include several GB3 operations, plus some of the country’s leading Formula Ford and sports car teams.
The new championship meets the need for an affordable alternative for drivers beginning a single-seater career, with costs significantly reduced when compared to FIA F4 following the introduction of its new car. GB4 aims to offer drivers the chance to contest a full season of competitive single-seater racing in Britain for between £120,000 and £150,000.
Each GB4 Championship race weekend includes a 15 minute qualifying session and three 18 minute races. The grid for the first two races is determined in qualifying, with each driver’s quickest lap forming the race one grid, and their second quickest laps establishing the starting order for race two.
The third race will be a full grid reversal with extra points awarded for positions gained as well as for each driver’s finishing position. All scores count towards a driver’s end of championship position.
The minimum age to compete in GB4 is 15, with the minimum licence requirement being Race Club. Testing is unrestricted.
GB4 will offer drivers the chance to contest a full season of competitive single-seater racing in Britain for budgets from around £60,000 for a privateer to an anticipated £120,000 to £150,000 running with a professional team.
A comprehensive prize package will be on offer, including a £50,000 prize fund for the championship winner towards their next single seater campaign the following season.
A significantly enhanced TV offering for the GB3 Championship means the majority of races are streamed live online. This strengthens GB3’s comprehensive free-to-air broadcast package, which includes the extension of MSV’s partnership with ITV to broadcast a one-hour highlights show on ITV4.
Most of the Sunday races, including those at Spa-Francorchamps, will be streamed live on the internet in full-HD 1080p quality, and will feature detailed on-screen graphics showing race positions and intervals between drivers. The standalone Silverstone round in August will not be shown live due to it being outside the British GT package,
An expert commentator, expected to be David Addison, Martin Haven or Andy McEwan, will voice all the races, with David Addison continuing in his role as commentator for the ITV4 highlights programme.
Elite Motorsport provide you with a car which is professionally prepared by our mechanics. These mechanics will continue to provide assistance throughout your testing.
The car is readily available for use immediately and our packages can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.
Autotecnica Motori (Abarth) turbocharged 1.4 litre engine producing 160bhp
Sadev six-speed sequential transmission with paddleshift and Magneti Marelli electronics
Wheelbase: 2750mm, Front Track: 1600mm, Rear Track: 1500mm, Weight: 570kg (with driver, excluding fuel)
Brembo 2-piston calipers with cast iron ventilated discs
Full carbon composite and aluminium honeycomb FIA-homologated monocoque manufactured by Tatuus Racing
Mainplane adjustable front wing
Two aero profiles and mainplane adjustable rear wing
Twin wishbone suspension with pushrod actuation to Oram bump and rebound adjustable dampers. Camber and toe adjustment on both axles with roll centre and anti-squat adjustments on rear axle. Front and rear wheel tethers
FIA-approved front and rear carbon-fibre impact structures
Side impact panels, HANS-compliant FIA head restraint and extractable seat
Elite Motorsport have various drives available in their newly prepared range of Ginetta G40 Juniors for the Ginetta Junior Championship and testing, as well as in the GT4 Supercup and GT5 Challenge.
We are able to tailor a package that fits your requirements, whether it is a full season campaign in a Championship plus testing, or just completing a testing programme through the year - we can cater for a range of options!
Complete arrive & drive packages are also available. This packages include full team support, race entries, tyres, fuel & consumables.
We ensure there is everything on hand that you could possibly need to go racing and or testing, in order to compete and prepare at the highest level.
Testing is available immediately, please Contact Us for more details and to arrange dates.
Additionally, Elite Motorsport is a supporter of the Ginetta Scholarship that runs at the end of every calendar year.
We are able to provide drivers with pre-scholarship Ginetta Junior testing available at Bruntingthorpe and Blyton Park, in order for new drivers to familiarise themselves with the machinery before heading into the coveted scholarship.
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