2023 season review: “We’ve taken a huge step forward as a team”

The 2023 season marked Chris Dittmann Racing’s sophomore year in the highly competitive F4 British Championship, fielding three cars with returnee Jack Sherwood, second-year driver Daniel Guinchard and rookie racer Gustav Jonsson. Also returning to the GB3 Championship grid to round out another busy dual campaign, the Tewksbury team ran two young drivers, Zak Taylor and Arthur Rogeon, while Jack also took part in one round. We caught up with team owner Chris Dittmann during winter testing to reflect on the highs and lows of the season and how the goal to return to the very front of the grid[…..]

2023 Season Preview: “We’re capable of fighting at the front.”

After a busy winter and plenty of pre-season testing, the opening rounds of both the F4 British Championship and the GB3 Championship are fast approaching for Chris Dittmann Racing, with the latter kicking off at Oulton Park this weekend (April 8-10). Last year the team expanded its operations, adding the F4 British Championship to its roster, having enjoyed success in what is now known as the GB3 Championship since 2013. The Tewksbury outfit enjoyed positive performances in both series, with a race win and multiple podium appearances added to its record books. For the 2023 GB3 season, CDR welcomes back[…..]

2022 season review: “The goal is always to win, and we’re more than capable.”

With the new era of the F4 British Championship ushered in for 2022, it was the perfect time for successful single-seater outfit Chris Dittmann Racing to expand into the series, alongside the continuation of their race winning GB3 campaign efforts. Perched in the back of the truck during a rainy post-season test day at Snetterton, team owner Chris Dittmann took the time to look back over the team’s busy first year in the F4 British Championship, and how it continues to build upon its ethos of driver development across both series. “Our first year in British F4 was a really[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing expands into new-look British F4 in 2022

Chris Dittmann Racing is excited to confirm that it will expand into the revamped British F4 Championship for the 2022 season. The Tewkesbury-based team, established as one of the leading single-seater racing operations in the UK, is among the first to have placed orders for the new Tatuus-Abarth T-421 chassis-engine combination that the series will adopt next year. Therefore, the team will be one of the first to receive the new machinery, in time for a comprehensive winter testing programme. As multiple championship winners, CDR has a proven track record in single-seater racing across the last decade and beyond, having[…..]

CDR top-scores with Ayrton Simmons in GB3 at Oulton Park

Chris Dittmann Racing enjoyed another strong trio of GB3 Championship races at Oulton Park last weekend, with another podium for Ayrton Simmons being the highlight. Simmons was second, fourth and seventh in the three races as he climbed to second place in the championship standings, and was the highest scoring driver for the second successive event. Branden Oxley meanwhile had another strong weekend as he continues his adaptation to the series. The youngster was eighth, 12th and 12th again in the three contests at one of the most challenging circuits in Europe. Simmons’ qualifying was affected by a wiring loom[…..]

CDR aim to continue Silverstone form at Oulton Park

After a four week break, the GB3 Championship heads to Cheshire’s Oulton Park this weekend (10-11 September), and Tewkesbury’s Chris Dittmann Racing heads to the circuit in confident mood after a scintillating weekend at Silverstone last time out. Ayrton Simmons claimed a double victory at the home of the British Grand Prix to reinvigorate his season, while teammate Branden Oxley enjoyed his strongest performance so far with two top-six results, and very nearly won the final race. With that fresh in the mind, the team sets course for one of the most challenging circuits in the UK with high hopes[…..]

CDR dominates GB3 Championship at Silverstone

Chris Dittmann Racing enjoyed one of their best weekends of racing in recent years, in the latest GB3 Championship rounds at Silverstone last weekend (14/15 August). The Tewkesbury-based team claimed two victories at the home of the British Grand Prix with Ayrton Simmons, plus a pole position, while Branden Lee Oxley backed those results up with two sixth place finishes before delivering a starring performance of his own in the final race of the weekend. After encouraging pace in the two days of testing leading up to the event, the team was optimistic heading to Saturday morning’s qualifying session, and[…..]

CDR impress at Snetterton as GB3 season resumes

Chris Dittmann Racing had a successful visit to Snetterton last weekend (7-8 August) as the 2021 GB3 Championship season entered it’s second half. Ayrton Simmons salvaged a brilliant trio of top-seven results despite a tricky qualifying session that saw him start all three races well down the grid, while newcomer Branden Lee Oxley delivered a massively impressive set of results despite the event being his first experience of the car and the circuit. Saturday morning’s qualifying session was one of the more bizarre in recent memory. It started in damp conditions but with rain on the way, it was important[…..]

CDR all set for speedy Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing’s refreshed line-up heads to the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk this weekend (7-8 August) for the fifth event of the year for the renamed GB3 Championship. Formerly the BRDC British F3 Championship, GB3 remains the country’s top single-seater racing category and CDR’s duo of Ayrton Simmons and newcomer Branden Lee Oxley are aiming for a strong weekend as the second half of the season gets underway. Simmons heads to East Anglia with a decent record at the third longest circuit of the year, having taken a fourth and fifth place finish on his last visit to the[…..]

Branden Lee Oxley joins CDR for remainder of 2021 BRDC British F3 Championship

Spanish F4 contender Branden Lee Oxley will join Chris Dittmann Racing for the second half of the BRDC British F3 Championship season, starting next weekend (7/8 August) at Snetterton. The Anglo-Thai driver has primarily entered the Spanish F4 category so far in 2021, competing in nine races in his first campaign of single-seater racing. The 17-year-old also entered the recent EuroFormula Open round at Imola, with a best result of sixth place, before now moving to Britain’s leading single-seater championship. Before his venture into slicks and wings racing, Oxley competed in the Spanish TCR category in 2020, finishing eighth overall.[…..]