ROKiT British F4 appoints BARC as local club organiser
The British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) has been selected as the organising club for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA from 2022 onwards, Motorsport UK is pleased to confirm.
Formed in 1912 and today one of the largest motorsport organisations in the UK, the BARC organises more than 35 championships and upwards of 60 race meetings each year, with over 100 years of heritage underpinning its activities from its base at Thruxton Circuit, one of three circuits the club operates.
BARC will now act as the lead club local organiser for the championship and its related events, including collaborating with Motorsport UK on elements of the series’ organisation.
The Club currently fulfils a similar role for the rest of the high-profile British Touring Car Championship package on which ROKiT British F4 sits, making it an ideal partnership founded on years of relevant experience and expertise.
Another ten-event, thirty-race season at the UK’s premier circuits will commence at Donington Park, Leicestershire on 22-24 April 2022.
Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK said: “Motorsport UK is pleased to appoint the BARC as the local club organiser for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.
“Having a strong organising club creates a positive, well managed environment for competitors to compete on track. In a season when the championship embarks on a new era, their wealth of experience will be a valuable resource for the competitors and teams to draw upon.
“Our vision has always been to develop the British F4 championship into a global leader and the appointment of the BARC is another important step on that journey.”
Ben Taylor, BARC Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that the BARC has been selected by Motorsport UK as the lead club for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.
“It is the most prestigious single-seater championship in the country, and we are proud that the governing body has entrusted its new operation into the hands of the UK’s oldest racing club.
“The championship will form part of the high profile TOCA package which is the jewel in the crown of the BARC’s operations and provides the perfect platform for these young drivers to develop their skills as potential stars of the future.”