The New Zealand Formula Ford Championship will be jointly managed by the North and South Island Formula Ford clubs for the next three seasons.
The change in management follows an announcement today confirming the disbanding of the Formula Ford Racing New Zealand (FFRNZ) inc.
A survey recently put to competitors sought to understand how they would like to see the future of the series.
Results from the survey suggested a primary need for competitors to have a voice, as well as a need for a separate body to run the national championship.
MotorSport New Zealand since decided to draft a long-term agreement between the North and South Island clubs, which will see them operate the national series conjointly.
This year’s national Formula Ford championship was reduced to just three rounds amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, plans are afoot to have the championship return to the Speedworks Event fold from next season, which should increase the number of rounds on the calendar.
MotorSport New Zealand CEO Elton Goonan hopes the new-look management style will bring short and long-term stability to the series.
“The NZ Formula Ford Championship is important strategically for MotorSport New Zealand,” Goonan said.
“We wanted to bring some stability to the championship which is why the new category management agreements make everyone’s roles and responsibilities very clear and outlines how the championship will grow over the next three years.”
The new category managers will now work together on establishing a calendar for the 2021/22 season.