Event Format and Costs

Event Format and Costs

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.

Season fees

A full season of race entries, including championship registration, will total £9,900, broken down as follows:

Championship Registration Fee: £1,500
Entry Fee (per round): £1,050

*prices excl. VAT

Points system

Points are scored from 35 for a win to 1 for 20th using the following system in races one and two each weekend:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
35 29 24 21 19 17 15 13 12 11
11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

In the reverse grid race three, points are scored from 20 for a win to 1 for 15th using the following system:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
20 17 15 13 11
6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
10 9 8 7 6
11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
5 4 3 2 1

In addition to these, points are also awarded in race three for positions gained during the race. So for example, if a driver started eighth and finished first, they would gain a total of 27 points. 

Prizes

Drivers competing in GB4 will be racing for a £50,000 prize towards their next single-seater campaign the following season.

The George Russell Pole Position Cup will also award cash sums of £125 and a trophy for pole positions secured in qualifying, with a £1,000 end of year prize for the driver with the most poles. The team of the driver with the most poles will also claim a £1,000 end of year prize and the Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup. The total prize pot for the Position Cup is £4,000.

MSV has also announced a £20,000 shoot-out prize for the BRSCC's National Formula Ford Championship. The prize will go to one of the top-three teenage Avon Tyres National Formula Ford drivers in the championship's final standings. The successful trio will be invited to take part in a three-way GB4 shoot-out, with the winner scooping £20,000 towards a 2023 campaign in the new single-seater series.