CATERHAM SPA ROUND-UP
| The Caterham R400’s and R300’s enjoyed an excellent couple of days at Spa last weekend. Beautiful weather, good company, clean racing and a convivial atmosphere in the paddock all contributed to a great trip.|
On the business side of things Dan Denis scored a win and third place to retain his lead at the top of the Avon Tyres sponsored Superlight R400 Championship. As soon as Sunday’s race was over Dan was whisked back to London where he started his studies at Goldsmiths College first thing on Monday morning! Championship rival Peter Ratcliff kept up the pressure on the student with victory in the second race to add to his runner up spot in race one. Simon Young is also still in contention having visited the podium twice with a third and second respectively.
In the Power Torque R300’s Jonathan Walker’s podium race results allowed him to claim the lead for the closing stages of the new Caterham Superlight championship. Following his third place in race one (with fastest lap) and outright victory in the second race, Walker’s points total of 150 gives him a lead of nine points over his nearest rivals James Sharrock and Matthew Draper, after the two dropped scores have been taken into account.
Walker’s car is prepared by DPR Motorsport and Team Principal David Rowe said “We are very pleased with establishing a lead for the closing stages of the championship but recognise the importance of the next two championship rounds. Spa provided us with the first opportunity to race with Caterham’s upgraded R300 cooling and intake systems which have undoubtedly boosted race performance. More importantly these upgrades provide increased engineering safety margins which will be essential to the reliability we need for the crucial closing stages of the championship.
Both the R400 and R300 Championships have two double headers left; Silverstone on Sunday 4th October and at Snetterton on 24th/25th October.