GB3

The GB3 Championship is a single seater motorsport series based in the United Kingdom. The championship is the UK’s premier single-seater category, and is aimed at young racing drivers moving up from FIA Formula 4 championships or Karting

Drivers

Mikkel Grundtvig

Car #43

Country

Denmark

Date of Birth

15/01/2004

Place of Residence

Recent Career History

2020: Danish Endurance Champion
2019: Danish F4 Championship – 7th Overall with 3 wins.

Joel Granfors

Car #5

Country

Sweden

Date of Birth

24/06/2005

Place of Residence

Gillberga, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Recent Career History

2021 – F4 British Championship – fourth overall with one win, eight podiums and four fastest laps.

2020 – Aquila Synergy Cup Sweden – champion with nine wins, two additional podiums, two pole positions and three fastest laps
Formula Nordic – champion with eight wins, one additional podium, two pole positions and seven fastest laps.

2019 – Aquila Synergy Cup Sweden – fifth overall with five wins, three additional podiums, two pole positions and five fastest laps
24° South Garda Winter Cup – OKJ
WSK Super Master Series – OKJ
FIA Karting European Championship – OKJ

Zak Taylor

Car #29

Country

U.K

Date of Birth

21/01/2003

Place of Residence

Cotswolds

Recent Career History

2021 – F4 British Championship – one win and four additional podiums

2020 – Ginetta Junior Championship – one podium and one fastest lap

2019 – Ginetta Junior Championship
Ginetta Junior Winter Championship
British Kart Championship – Junior TKM

 

Calendar
DateCircuitCountry
16th - 18th April Oulton Park U.K.
7th - 8th May Silverstone GP U.K.
28th - 29th May Donington Park U.K.
25th - 26th June Snetterton 300 U.K.
23rd - 24th July Spa Belgium
30th - 31st July Silverstone GP U.K.
10th - 11th September Brands Hatch GP U.K.
15th - 16th October Donington Park U.K.
Driver Standings
#NameTeamPoints
1 Joel Granfors Fortec Motorsport 127
2 Luke Browning Hitech GP 124
3 Roberto Faria Carlin 95
4 Tom Lebbon Elite Motorsport 92
5 John Bennett Elite Motorsport 83
6 Max Esterson Douglas Motorsport 74
7 McKenzy Cresswell Chris Dittmann Racing 73
8 Matthew Rees JHR Developments 67
9 Callum Voisin Carlin 59
10 James Hedley Elite Motorsport 57
Team Standings
#TeamPoints
1Hitech GP205
2Fortec Motorsport194
3Elite Motorsport185
4Carlin172
5Douglas Motorsport128
6Chris Dittmann Racing121
7Arden Motorsport97
8JHR Developments67
9Hillspeed48
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Series information

The GB3 Championship is run by MSVR and comprises 24 races across eight events.

The weekend format typically includes a 20 minute qualifying session and three 20 minute races.

The grid for the first is set in qualifying order, while the grid for the second is in order of each driver’s second fastest lap. The race three starting order will be the reverse order of the fastest times achieved in qualifying prior to any penalties applied during or following qualifying. To be included in the reversal, each driver’s fastest lap time in qualifying needs to be within 103% of the overall fastest lap. Such a format provides exciting racing, the opportunity for drivers to develop overtaking skills.

Should an event incorporate a Race FOUR, the grid for that race will be decided by an average of the drivers two fastest lap times from Race ONE, TWO or THREE. Only one lap from each of the two races will be included in calculation of the average.

The minimum licence requirement for the GB3 Championship is National A. Testing is unrestricted.

Tech Specs

The Tatuus MSV-022 GB3 car is a significantly upgraded machine designed to meet the latest safety standards and improve performance.

The car features a completely new chassis, the Tatuus MSV-022, incorporating the halo, improved side-impact protection, revisions to the roll hoop, headrest, front anti-intrusion panel, seat and fuel cell areas.

A new aerodynamics package features a completely revised sculpted underfloor, diffuser, skid block, keel and bib, plus changes to the side pods, radiator ducts, damper cover and engine cover. Downforce levels are increased significantly over the previous specification, in the region of 20-25 percent.

To complement the increased aerodynamic performance is an upgraded specification for the highly rated two litre, four cylinder normally aspirated Mountune engine, to enable the unit to now produce over 250bhp at 8500 rpm, a 20bhp increase.  As a consequence of the power hike the new car features a side air-intake and carbon airbox similar to earlier generation F3 cars, and a switch to a fly-by-wire port throttle inlet manifold system.

Most other well proven parts of the car, such as the Sadev gearbox, suspension, brakes and electronics remain unchanged, so teams can continue working with the outstandingly reliable and popular technical package.

Crucially, the upgrades ensure the 2022 specification car retains the lightweight, nimble and responsive handling characteristics and super-responsive normally aspirated engine that have been praised by drivers since 2016. The addition of the halo adds only around 12kg to the weight of the cars, which is more than compensated for by the increase in aerodynamic performance and power.