F3000 Autumn Cup scrapped

The proposed Formula 3000 Autumn Cup has been axed due to only a handful of drivers signing up for the series

F3000 Autumn Cup scrapped

The BRSCC, the series promoter had already reduced the championship from four races to three to give teams more time to ready themselves. But despite a commitment from top teams such as the Belgian Astromega outfit there was still only a depleted grid in place for the first race at Donington later this month.

"It's a shame," said co-ordinator Peter Briggs, "because it offered the FIA F3000 Championship teams a great chance to evaluate young drivers, but if they can't find the money to compete then there's not a lot we can do. If we couldn't run it properly, it was better not to run it at all."

There have been several failed attempts to get such a series off the ground in recent years and team bosses fear this latest cancellation is yet another nail in the coffin for national Formula 3000.

"It's a disappointment to hear that it has been called off," said Astromega team manager, Sam Boyle. "We thought it was a good idea and were all set to go, but the fact that it hasn't happened will deter people from trying to organise something similar in the future."

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