Cian Carey claims Leinster Trophy with CDR

Irish racer Cian Carey claimed a historic victory in the 2017 Leinster Trophy at Mondello Park to put his name beside some of motor racing’s greatest on the silverware. Past winners of the race, which dates back to the 1930s, include Ayrton Senna, Mike Hawthorn, John Watson and Mika Häkkinen. The entry meant Carey returned to Ireland and the BOSS Series for the first time since winning the 2016 title and stepping up to F3 Cup. His CDR team-mate Gino Ussi also took advantage of the chance for more time behind the wheel to join him in County Kildare. In qualifying,[…..]

CDR reigns supreme at Brands Hatch

Chris Dittmann Racing dominated around the Grand Prix circuit of Brands Hatch with a double victory for team owner Chris Dittmann. Cian Carey made it double joy in the first race with a fine podium from the fourth row of the grid. The two wins for Dittmann, who replaced Jonathon Hughes at late notice, stretches his impressive unbeaten 2017 run to four races, having claimed a brace of wins at Snetterton when he filled in for Phillip Jeans. The weekend began in impressive fashion, as Dittmann secured pole for both races. Carey, meanwhile, claimed seventh and eighth in qualifying, setting up[…..]

CDR looking to bounce back at Brands

The penultimate rounds of F3 Cup see another new face at CDR as a four-strong team visits the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. Monoposto winner and historic single-seater victor Jonathon Hughes joins the team for the first time for what will be his second F3 Cup event. He will contest the remaining races in a Dallara F312 with CDR having earlier raced at Silverstone with Topmarx Racing. The best-placed of the quartet in the championship standings is Irishman Cian Carey, who heads to Brands Hatch in sixth. He lost some ground in the title race at Snetterton, leaving with[…..]

Tough weekend in F3 Cup at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing’s quartet of F3 Cup drivers suffered a trying three races at Snetterton in the latest rounds of the 2017 season. The team had worked tirelessly behind the scenes all week to ensure all four cars made the grid for the weekend, winning a race against time re-fitting Cian Carey’s rebuilt engine. Carey was unable to match his usual front-running pace, but the championship hopeful still came away with a strong haul of points. He and team-mate Gino Ussi ran line astern in the race one, as Carey struggled to find a way past the experienced Italian for[…..]

New face for CDR as F3 Cup returns 

Chris Dittmann Racing welcomes French racer Baptiste Leonard to the team for the next rounds of F3 Cup, taking place at Snetterton on August 12-13. Leonard, who competes in VdeV in a Formula Renault, will contest rounds 12, 13 and 14 in the car of Peter Venn, who misses the weekend. The team faces a busy week to ensure championship front-runner Cian Carey’s VW Spiess is fully prepared for the Irishman’s return, having been forced to sit out the last rounds at Silverstone following an blown engine at the non-championship rounds at Spa. The 22-year-old remains third in the standings,[…..]

CDR holds second in F3 Cup standings

Chris Dittmann Racing began the second half of the F3 Cup season with a consistent showing at Silverstone on the Grand Prix circuit for rounds 10 and 11. Entering the weekend in second place in the Teams’ standings, the trio of Peter Venn, Gino Ussi and Phillip Jeans ensured the Tewkesbury-based squad maintained its runners-up spot with just three events left of the season. Ussi claimed the best result of the weekend, scoring seventh in race two having started in 13th place. He was up to eighth on the opening lap and was promoted one place when George Line was[…..]

Race against time for return to Silverstone

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to Northamptonshire for the second of two back to back rounds of F3 Cup at Silverstone, marking the halfway mark of the 2017 season this weekend. Having endured an unfortunate weekend at Spa contesting a non-championship race, Cian Carey will be battling to return to the home of the British Grand Prix. Running at Spa-Francorchamps was restricted to practice only, thanks to an engine issue before race one that leaves his race weekend in doubt. His last rounds of F3 Cup at Silverstone saw him finally in the podium places: on the shorter National layout the[…..]

Mixed fortunes at Spa-Francorchamps

Chris Dittmann Racing left the iconic Spa-Francorchamps with mixed feelings having joined an invitational grid of single seaters for the Summer Classic. Bad luck hit Cian Carey before qualifying, engine failure ended his weekend after practice. Team manager Chris Dittmann made his second on-track appearance of the season and again found success, securing a brace of second-place finishes ahead of a strong 30-car field. Having spent much of qualifying on provisional pole, he was bumped to second on the grid late on by just three-tenths. Traffic meant he was unable to capitalise on the impressive pace, and had traffic not[…..]

CDR set for continental F3 outing

Chris Dittmann Racing joins an international field this weekend with a one-off appearance in the Formula Summer race as part of the Spa Summer Classic at the famous Belgian circuit. CDR takes a quartet of drivers to join a grid comprising Austrian F3 Championship, Italian and a handful of the UK’s F3 Cup entrants. Regular F3 Cup drivers Cian Carey, Gino Ussi and Peter Venn will be joined on track by team manager Chris Dittmann for the two overseas races. It will be the second race weekend of the season for Dittmann, who won twice at Snetterton earlier this year in F3[…..]

Podiums rack up in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing claimed more podiums in F3 Cup as the team’s excellent start to the season continued on the Silverstone National circuit. With no Peter Venn, it was down to Cian Carey, Phillip Jeans and Gino Ussi to represent the Tewkesbury-based squad in rounds seven, eight and nine of 2017. Irishman Carey left with a brace of podiums, but so nearly more. With fourth place secured in the opener after a four-car scrap for the lead, he scored his maiden podium in the championship in the second race. Fifth with two laps to go the youngster picked his way[…..]