CHADWICK FOR CATERHAM R-300S AT SILVERSTONE
GT4 champ Chadwick will join R-300S regulars for the Caterham finale this weekend – Photo: SnappyRacers
This weekend is the culmination of a season that has seen over 170 drivers battling out in the six classes of Caterham’s motorsport series, with 4 championships going down to the wire in the final weekend. Caterham Motorsport has gone from strength to strength this season and 2016 will see an increasedgrid of 30 cars for the R300-S Championship.
As an added bonus, Avon Tyres British GT4 champion Jamie Chadwick will race alongside experienced Caterham competitors as a guest in the final race of the Caterham R300-S Championship season at Silverstone on October 17/18.
R300-S Championship coordinator, Abi Hay, said: “We’re delighted to have Jamie joining us in the season finale, following her success in the British GT Championship. The R300-S Championship is the pinnacle of Seven racing and it will be fantastic to see Jamie battling it out with the likes of former champion, Aaron Head.”
Jamie Chadwick said: “I had a brief outing in a Caterham at Oulton Park, back in March, when I was upgrading my race licence, and I found the car fun and the other competitors very supportive. I did say, at the time, I’d love to race a Caterham again if the opportunity came along – so this will be an end of season treat for me. It will be very different from the Aston and endurance racing, but hoping to enjoy the experience.”
This season, the 17-year-old Cheltenham A-level student became the youngest ever, and first female, champion in British GT history. Jamie was also part of the 2015 Britcar 24 Hours winning team, is a member of the 2015 Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy and has been selected by the British Racing Drivers’ Club as a ‘Rising Star’.
Caterham’s motorsport season consists of 14 races across seven race weekends. Races take place in the UK, with a European round for all classes (excluding the Caterham Academy).
The R300-S series is Caterham Motorsport’s flagship championship, delivering greater levels of power, speed and competition than any other in Caterham’s domestic motorsport programme. The Superlight R300 model is powered by a 2.0 litre Caterham Motorsport Duratec engine with 175bhp and a Sadev sequential gearbox, coupled with a limited slip differential.
The British sportscar maker offers a championship ladder to suit drivers of all abilities; from the novice ‘Academy’ series, drivers are given the support and opportunity to work their way up to ‘Roadsport’, then ‘Tracksport’ and then ‘Supersport’ with only minor upgrades to their cars required.
For more information on how to get a foot on the Caterham motorsport ladder, please visit www.uk.caterhamcars.com/motorsport. For more information about Caterham Cars, please visit www.caterhamcars.com.