The Formula Renault UK Championship is part of the support line up for the 2004 British Touring Car Championships.
The Formula Renault UK Championship is regarded as one of the premier domestic single seater championships, the place to see the future talent of Formula One. Previous talents include last years FIA Formula One Runner up Kimi Raikkonen, who was the Formula Renault UK Champion in 2000.
First-year drivers in the 2004 Formula Renault UK Championship will be able to vie for a newly-created ‘Graduate Cup’ which will see next season’s top series debutant walk away with a prize equivalent to £10,000.
Designed to run within the main Formula Renault UK Championship, Graduate Cup points will be awarded on the same basis as the full scoring system with the exception of fastest laps which will not count towards the totals. Each driver’s 10 best results from the season’s 20 races will then be collated and the Graduate Cup winner will be the one with the best score.
To be eligible for the Graduate Cup drivers must be 19-years old or under on 1st March, which means James Jakes is very eligible being only 16 at the cut-off date!
Commenting on the new-for-2004 Graduate Cup, Formula Renault UK Championship Manager Simon North said: "Formula Renault is a two-year category for young drivers, so we felt it was important for us to give newcomers within the championship more recognition."
"It is the foremost championship for talent spotters to seek future stars and with the Graduate Cup, people will find it easier to see the progress of emerging drivers."
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