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[…..]

CDR secures third in F3 Cup standings at Silverstone

Silverstone hosted the penultimate weekend of F3 Cup, and an impressive performance from Stuart Wiltshire puts him and CDR in pole position to wrap up a double third place in the championships. He and team-mate Tony Bishop have combined to secure third in the 2016 teams’ standings. Wiltshire overcame a broken foot suffered earlier in the week to notch a brace of fourth places to eke out a small cushion in the third spot in the championship table. The 2015 championship runner-up was engaged in a close battle during the frantic opener, and he worked his way towards the top[…..]

Podium reward for Brands Hatch pace

Chris Dittmann Racing returned to the F3 Cup podium at Brands Hatch but it was a case of what might have been. Stuart Wiltshire began the weekend with a strong drive to second place in the first of the weekend’s two races to get his title bid back on track. Team-mate Tony Bishop, who qualified on the front row for both races, slipped to fifth on the opening lap before claiming fourth position two laps from the end. In the second of the two contests the team looked set for a double podium, with Bishop in second and Wiltshire third.[…..]

CDR looking to bounce back at Brands

F3 Cup returns to action at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend (August 27-28) with Stuart Wiltshire and Tony Bishop looking to return to form. Bishop impressed around the shorter layout, the Indy, earlier in the season when two potential race wins were instead non-finishes. In difficult conditions last time out at Oulton Park, Bishop again showed front-running pace but fortune failed to go his way. Spa race-winner Wiltshire returns to Brands Hatch still in the title running. A brace of seventh-place finishes in the Oulton Park rain last time out leaves him fourth in the standings, 53[…..]

Battling F3 Cup performances in Oulton Park rain

The second half of the 2016 F3 Cup championship began with a tricky weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire. Early morning rain meant Stuart Wiltshire, Tony Bishop and Malcolm Scott opted to head into qualifying with wet tyres on the slowly drying circuit. Despite further rain during the session all three improved late on in the session, with Wiltshire vaulting into the top six. That gain demoted team-mate Bishop to seventh and Scott to 10th. In the first of the weekend’s two races Bishop slipped back on the opening lap. An early safety car brought him back up to the[…..]

Wiltshire wins with CDR at Spa

Tewkesbury’s Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) tasted victory in Europe in F3 Cup, as Stuart Wiltshire claimed his maiden race win at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. At one of the world’s most famous and most challenging circuits, Wiltshire started from second on the grid but slipped back to third early on. Quickly retaking second he made the most of the leader’s spin to claim the lead. A late safety car provided a tricky restart, but Wiltshire held off the bunched-up pack to secure his first-ever F3 Cup win. It was his second visit to the prestigious podium of the weekend, having converted his[…..]

F3 Cup heads for Spa

F3 Cup returns this weekend with a visit to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium for rounds seven and eight of 2016. Stuart Wiltshire and Tony Bishop will be expected to bounce back after difficult weekends at Brands Hatch, as both left with a brace of non-finishes apiece despite being at the head of the field. Bishop was unlucky in Kent, having been in potential race-winning positions in races one and two until spinning out. Both he and Wiltshire left Brands Hatch having recorded a sixth-place finish, –Wiltshire in race two, Bishop in race three. Wiltshire, the 2015 championship runner-up,[…..]