Race Format and Points Structure
The championship consists of three categories, based on the drivers’ pace and experience: Professional, Professional-Amateur, and Amateur. In addition, all new drivers to the Championship are automatically entered into a Young Driver Development Programme, where they compete to win up to an additional £35,000. Finally, there is a team championship where each team assigns a maximum of two drivers to score points for them throughout the season.
Points are awarded based on finishing positions across the respective classes, and over £150,000 is awarded in prize money over the course of each season.
For 2023 we will continue the reverse grid for the Pro category during Race 2 of each championship weekend.
As before, each driver’s fastest qualifying time will determine their place on the starting grid.
The finishing order of the first race will still determine the starting grid for the second race of each weekend. However, different to last year, if a driver does not finish in Race 1, they will now start behind the last race-finisher within their category, and not at the back of the entire grid.
This new format works as follows:
- After Race 1 a number between four and six will be selected at random.
- This number designates whether the first four, five or six drivers over the line of the first race will have their grid positions reversed for the second race. So, if the number drawn at random is four, the winner of Race 1 would start in fourth place, the driver that came second would start in third place, the driver that came third would start in second place, and the driver that came fourth would be elevated to pole position.
- All other competitors will be allocated their starting position according to their finishing order in Race 1.
Both Race 1 and Race 2 will have standing starts.
Drivers will score 1 point for setting the fastest lap in their category in each race.
Drivers that set the fastest lap time within their category during qualifying at each race weekend will be awarded two championship points.
Pro (Race 2), Pro-AM and AM points allocation:
Pro (Race 1) points will be weighted as follows:
Team and Young Driver Development Programme points will be calculated based on a driver’s overall finishing position: