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FFA Statement regarding the future of Formula Ford in Australia

Dear Formula Ford Association Members, Competitors, Fans and Supporters. Due to recent comments made by a Senior member of the CAMS management group regarding the future of Formula Ford at a National level, the Formula Ford Association would like to once again clarify our position within the Australian open wheel market. The Formula Ford Association would like to be clear in stating that we will have a National based Formula Ford series in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and through to at least 2020. Our long term objective is for National level Formula Ford to continue for another 30+ years in Australia. We have put in place numerous prizes and structures for 2016 to ensure that our healthy car counts in 2015 will continue on a high profile calendar. In 2016 we will be visiting some of Australia's best circuits with the intent of continuing our free-to-air television package and continue our strong relationship with the ever-growing Shannons Nationals series. We would also like to remind various people within the Australian motor racing landscape that we have produced more professionally paid Australian racing drivers than any other development category in the country. Whilst we are intrigued to hear what the AMRC will put forward with their review, we will not change our plans to continue with a National series next year, or change our 5 year strategy as a high quality, affordable development category through to at least 2020. We would like to thank all of our current and former members, drivers, teams and fans for their support during what has been an interesting period of Australian Motorsport History. -John Van Leeuwen and the FFA Committee.

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