Main shoot rule 5 ii states:
The BFTA marshalling system shall be used on all BFTA events unless the BFTA rule otherwise or the particular event rules state an alternative marshalling system, e.g. Buddy.
This hasn't changed in any of the previous Main Shoot rules I have.
So, the BFTA will rule that the GP's will be run to the buddy system, as it has as far back as I'm aware of.
So, the rules are OK.
However, I agree that the rule could, and maybe should, be modified so that the buddy system is the default option.