Teams hail Tatuus MSV GB4-025 as “fantastic step forward”

Teams hail Tatuus MSV GB4-025 as “fantastic step forward”

02 July 2024

GB4’s teams have warmly welcomed the Tatuus MSV GB4-025 and recognised it as a milestone moment in the championship’s future, as they prepare to receive the new car for 2025 onwards.

The new machine introduces the halo into the series for the first time, a key focal point of several major safety improvements, while the technical and aerodynamic package brings the car closer in line with the GB3 Championship, one of the potential next steps up the ladder.

KMR Sport has taken championship titles in every GB4 campaign so far, and Team Principal Kevin Mills is eyeing a continued run of success with the new car. 

“After joining MSV and the GB4 Championship in 2022, KMR Sport has so far won two Teams’ championships and a Drivers’ Championship,” he said.

“We feel the new car will be a great upgrade in safety and also driveability. Using the same basic base engine as the GB3 cars, it will teach drivers how to get the most from a detuned version of a GB3 engine and make them more ready for the following step up.

“We’re looking forward to working with the new cars and testing drivers for 2025.”

Fox Motorsport joined GB4 last season, its first venture into single-seaters, and won almost instantly. The introduction of the new machine for next year means the Maldon-based squad will commit long term to the championship, having also enjoyed success in Ginetta Juniors and sports cars across the past decade.

“When we were looking to make the move into single-seaters for 2023, GB4 looked the most accessible route of any series in the UK and we’ve been continually impressed by the high standards of professionalism and organisation from MSV and of the reliability and performance of the car,” Team Principal Paul McNeilly said.

“The series provides excellent value for money and the prize pot available to help young drivers to progress up the single-seater ladder is an added incentive. The move to the GB4-025 car in 2025 takes things on a step in terms of performance and safety and should mean young drivers learn even more about driving and racing in a shorter space of time than before. As race winners in both of our GB4 seasons, it’s a series we want to be a part of long-term. We have two cars available for 2025 and we’re keen to speak to drivers interested in racing with us.”

Fortec Motorsport has enjoyed great success in GB4 across the past three seasons, winning the first title with Nikolas Taylor and leading the way in 2024 with Linus Granfors.

“The GB4 Championship is already a great starting point for drivers making their first venture into the sport, but the new car will make it an even better first step” said Team Manager Oliver Dutton.

“It will ensure that drivers are really well prepared for FIA F4 and GB3, categories where we have a major presence. For us, GB4 is a key feeder series to both, even more so now with the new car.”

Graham Brunton Racing are mainstays of the championship since its inception, and are also keen to get cracking with the Tatuus MSV GB4-025.

“The new car looks fantastic and will definitely be a step forward in terms of performance for any young driver,” said Team Manager Craig Brunton.

“Working with MSV and the GB4 Championship has been great and allowed our team to continue working to develop young drivers, one of our main aims as a team. We hope to have a range of dates later this season to allow drivers to test with us in the new machinery.”

Oldfield Motorsport is another GB4 race-winning squad to commend the arrival of the new car.

“Oldfield Motorsport are delighted and excited to see the direction MSV and the GB4 Championship has taken with the re-generation of the GB4 car for the 2025 season onwards” commented Team Principal James Oldfield.

“A turn to naturally aspirated engines, halo cockpit protection and stronger side and roll over protection qualities are a major step forward for the championship and strongly cements its place as a feeder series to FIA F4 and GB3.”

For Elite Motorsport’s Eddie Ives, the chance to retain his current GB3 fleet and evolve them into his GB4 effort makes total sense.

“We are very pleased that our current GB3 cars will live on in our GB4 squad” he said. “I see no reason why this car won’t make GB4 an even better entry point for young single-seater drivers, and we look forward to supporting the championship for many years to come.”

Testing of the new specification GB4 car is expected to begin this summer, before teams begin to take delivery of their updated cars at the end of the season.