MSA Formula customer cars completed on target

  • First batch of chassis ready for collection at Mygale factory

msa_mygale-0131 December, 2014 – Right on target, the first customer chassis for the new MSA Formula championship are rolling out of the Mygale factory at Magny-Cours, France, and into the hands of the 12 teams who have snapped up the full production run of 32 cars.

The first 15 of the Ford EcoBoost-powered, FIA-certified carbonfibre chassis are being collected by their new owners in the coming days, with a further 12 due for completion by the end of January and the balance in early February.

The first off the production line will take a starring role on the MSA stand at next week’s (Jan 8-11) Autosport International racing car show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition centre. The SWB Motorsport team’s chassis will also be on display at the NEC, on the HRX Racewear stand.

msa_mygale-04The MSA Formula machine is designed around FIA F3-level safety requirements, including front and rear impact-absorbing structures, anti-intrusion side panels, roll hoops, FIA head restraint system, wheel restraining cables, FIA safety seat and retractable steering wheel and column. The motive power for the new car, the 1.6-litre DI turbocharged EcoBoost – a mainstay of Ford’s performance car range – is a 160 PS development of the unit which has successfully powered Formula Ford in Britain for the last three seasons, designed and manufactured by Ford in Britain.

MSA Formula – Certified by FIA, Powered by Ford EcoBoost is Britain’s official version of the FIA’s Formula 4 concept and will be the British Touring Car Championship’s single-seater support series, enjoying live TV coverage and bumper raceday spectator attendance. The 12 teams who will contest it are Arden Motorsport, Carlin, Double R Racing, Falcon Motorsport, Fortec Motorsport, JHR Developments, JTR, MBM Motorsport, Richardson Racing, Scorpio Motorsport, SWB Motorsport and Team Pyro.