Racing is expensive. Even Formula Ford, a series developed in the late 1960s to provide an affordable entry point for young drivers, has been forced into the stratosphere, with a full season costing anywhere between £150,000 and £300,000.
Thankfully, there are a number of domestic series that allow club racers to enjoy the thrills of motorsport for a fraction of the cost. One of these is the MotorSport Vision Racing-run Monoposto (Italian for ‘single-seater’) Championship, which promises cost-effective and competitive racing for a variety of single-seat race cars.
The top class, Mono F3, features a mix of ex-Formula 3 cars and BARC Formula Renaults. Front-running team Absolute Media invited us to have a go in driver Chris Hodgen’s top-spec Dallara F304.
The Monoposto Championship visits seven tracks, including Oulton Park, Donington Park and Silverstone, between March and September. We’re testing on Silverstone’s short but demanding National circuit.