Dominant double for CDR at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing [CDR] secured its first wins of the season in F3 Cup as team owner Chris Dittmann claimed two victories from three Snetterton races. On a weekend of mixed conditions, 2012 champion Dittmann stepped in for the absent Phillip Jeans and began by claiming a front-row start in qualifying. Cian Carey lined up directly behind the second-placed Dittmann in fourth, with returnee Gino Ussi 10th and Peter Venn 13th. It was almost a CDR 1-2 in the opener as both Dittmann and Carey opted for wets on a drying track while those around them pitted for slicks before[…..]

CDR set for Snett in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to F3 Cup action at Snetterton on May 13-14, with a four-strong squad searching for more success. The team heads to Norfolk in good form and with two drivers in the championship top six. Peter Venn sits fifth after a consistent weekend at Donington Park, claiming a brace of sixth-place finishes in his first F3 Cup event. His last visit to Snetterton while racing in Monoposto yielded two podiums. One place behind in the standings in sixth, Cian Carey set a new lap record and claimed a pair of fourth places either side of a non-finish last[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing signs Gino Ussi

Chris Dittmann Racing has expanded its F3 Cup squad with the signing of championship returnee Gino Ussi. The South African-born Italian last contested F3 Cup in 2012, when he finished third behind his new team boss Chris Dittmann. He will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312. His campaign will be in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), raising awareness for the charity throughout the remaining rounds of this season. Chris Dittmann, team owner, said: “I’m really pleased to have Gino on board for this season. Having raced against him I know he’s quick, I’m confident we’ll soon get him[…..]

Records fall to CDR at Donington Park

Chris Dittmann Racing’s F3 Cup campaign opened with a new lap record and plenty of promise at Donington Park, despite missing out on the podiums the pace deserved. Three series newcomers comprise the team for the 2017 season, yet all three left Leicestershire with a strong haul of points and plenty of valuable experience. Irishman Cian Carey began the weekend quickest in practice, but was pipped to pole by just 0.04sec in qualifying. His second-fastest time in the tight qualifying session was good enough for fourth place on the grid in race two. Peter Venn, who makes his full-time return[…..]

CDR ready for new F3 Cup campaign

Chris Dittmann Racing begins its F3 Cup season with high hopes, as Donington Park hosts this weekend’s opener (April 22-23). An all-new three-driver line-up heads to Leicestershire as the team looks to reclaim the championship title it won in 2015. The series races three times across the weekend, once on Saturday before two more contests on Sunday. Cian Carey was named Motorsport Ireland’s ‘Young driver of the year’ in 2016 and steps up from a championship-winning campaign in Boss Ireland. The 22-year-old has impressed during pre-season testing in his VW-powered Dallara, and will be expecting to be among the front-runners[…..]

Phillip Jeans completes CDR’s F3 Cup line-up

Chris Dittmann Racing finalised its new-look F3 Cup line-up with the signing of championship newcomer Phillip Jeans for the 2017 season. Norfolk-based Jeans will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312 in the single-seater series, joining up-and-coming Irishman Cian Carey and Monoposto race-winner Peter Venn at the Tewkesbury squad. The former motorcycle racer returns to car racing for the first time since 2012, when he contested four rounds of the Radical Masters. He scored a top-six finish at Brands Hatch in just his third race in the sports car series, having instantly found himself in the top 10 at Snetterton the rounds[…..]

Single-seater front-runner Venn joins CDR

Chris Dittmann Racing has signed 2011 Monoposto champion Peter Venn for the 2017 season of F3 Cup. Venn will partner the up-and-coming Cian Carey in a new look three-car CDR team in the championship, with the third driver to be announced soon. Venn will pilot the Mercedes-powered Dallara F308/11 previously driven by Stuart Wiltshire in the championship, which took him to second in the standings in 2015 including a win at Spa. He has a wealth of experience in UK motorsport, contesting part campaigns in the single seater championship Monoposto for the last few years. He finished 14th in the points[…..]

Cian Carey joins CDR for 2017 F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) has signed Irish racing driver Cian Carey for the 2017 F3 Cup championship. The Tewkesbury-based outfit will prepare and run Carey’s Dallara F311 machine which is powered by a VW engine. In addition to running the car and providing engineering support, Carey will also have access to CDR’s superb driver coaching services, allowing him to benefit from the advice of team principal and 2012 F3 Cup Champion Chris Dittmann and other experts. Carey, 22, moves to CDR following an enormously successful season in 2016, in which he won the BOSS Ireland single-seater championship, clinching the crown[…..]

Snett speed goes unrewarded

Chris Dittmann Racing’s 2016 season came to a close at Snetterton with the final rounds of F3 Cup. The team visited still in with a chance of a double championship win, Stuart Wiltshire third in the drivers’ championship and the team third in the teams’. Fourth in the damp opener kept him in the hunt, while team-mate Tony Bishop slipped to 10th late on. In the second, neither Wiltshire or Bishop could make improvements on their starting slots, running ninth and 10th for much of it. Bishop, whose one-lap pace was good enough for the fourth-fastest, fell back to 12th[…..]

CDR bids for F3 Cup double

Chris Dittmann Racing heads to Snetterton this weekend (October 8-9) for the F3 Cup season finale still in contention for a double championship victory. The reigning teams’ champion lies third in the standings in its quest to retain the title, with three races pencilled for the Norfolk visit. The Tewkesbury outfit will need to overturn a 108-point deficit. In the drivers’ standings Stuart Wiltshire also sits third, 46 points back from the top spot. Each driver must drop their three worst scores, and with two non-finishes he loses the 14 points from Donington-hosted round two. But such has been Wiltshire’s[…..]