MOTOR RACING: Castle Bytham’s Richardson team granted two-car entry for new single-seater formula

The new 2015 MSA Formula car. Photo: Jakob Ebrey
The new 2015 MSA Formula car. Photo: Jakob Ebrey
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Richardson Racing will take its place in Britain’s most exciting new single-seater series in 2015 after being confirmed as one of the teams to secure an entry into the MSA Formula series

The championship, officially titled MSA Formula: Certified by FIA, Powered by Ford EcoBoost, received unprecedented interest from teams after being unveiled earlier this season, with the Castle Bytham-based outfit being granted a two-car entry for next year.

It will see Richardson Racing go head-to-head with teams that have competed in both GP2 and the Renault World Series, as it seeks to build on the progress it has made in recent years. The team’s focus is firmly on launching a bid for championship glory in what is set to become Britain’s premier single-seater series.

After securing multiple championship titles in GT competition, the Richardson Racing team moved into single-seaters at the start of 2013, going on to enjoy two successful years in the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain – the series that will now be replaced by MSA Formula next year.

Having taken multiple podium finishes, and having established itself as a regular front-running single-seater squad, Richardson Racing is now in talks with drivers who are eager to compete with the team next season. A testing programme is set to begin before the end of the year.

Team principal Gwyn Richardson said: “We’re delighted to have secured our place on the grid for the first season of MSA Formula in 2015. The level of interest in the series was huge, and to have been granted a two-car entry into the series is reward for the work we have put in in recent years, establishing ourselves as a successful single-seater team.

“We have already had interest from drivers who are looking to compete in the series and now our entry is confirmed, we’ll be able to take those talks to the next level.

“While there are a couple who want to commit to the championship with us, the seats are currently available and we’re open to speaking to anyone else who is keen to join us in what is set to be fantastic championship next year.”