BRDC British F3 competitors will benefit from an increased prize fund in the 2019 Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup, thanks to the generosity of award founder John Cavill.
Pole positions secured for races one and three of each British F3 weekend will now receive £200 as well as a trophy, an increase of £50 per pole compared to previous years. Race two pole sitters will continue to receive a trophy.
The driver with the most pole positions throughout the season will again receive an end-of-year prize of £1,000 and a trophy, signifying a total prize pot of £4,200 for the year.
The £1,000 David Poole-Warren Cup prize awarded to the team of the driver with most pole positions will also continue.
The Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup initiative has been running since the inaugural BRDC F4 season in 2013, and has continued through the series’ transition into BRDC British F3, with over £20,000 awarded to drivers during the past six seasons.
John is the son of Jack Cavill, who played a vital supporting role in the early careers of several notable drivers from the 1960s, and John has since followed his father’s example, assisting numerous famous names to make their break in the sport.
MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer, who also benefited from John’s support in his early career, commented: “John has been an enormously popular figure in the BRDC British F3 Championship paddock since the very beginning, and his continued generosity is hugely appreciated. His contribution is not just financial, his cheery outlook has won him many friends over the years, and he is a hugely enthusiastic supporter of young racing talent.
“We’ve seen some very notable names win the Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup, including F1’s latest British hope George Russell, and it’s a clear indication of speed and talent, that deserves recognition.”
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