CDR head back to Donington Park for MSV F3 Cup title decider

  • Tewkesbury-based team head back to Donington Park ready to dispute MSV F3 Cup title.
  • Fores looking to repeat early-season form in Leicestershire and bag coveted title at the first attempt in a Bromfield Precision Engineering-backed Dallara-Mercedes F3.
  • Worlds collide for CDR, with British F3 and F3 Cup sharing the same bill; live-stream available on YouTube on Sunday.
Chris Dittmann Racing head back to Donington Park, Leicestershire, this weekend [24-25 October] looking to secure the MSV F3 Cup title.

Rookie sensation Alex Fores has taken several podium finishes – including two race victories to date in 2020 – and arrives at the season finale just 8 points behind chief title rival Stefano Leaney.

Armed with an ex-Valtteri Bottas Dallara-Mercedes F3, the Bromfield Precision Engineering-backed racer will take on the high-speed, sweeping curves of Donington Park in a bid to win MSV’s flagship club single-seater series at the first attempt.

Fores’ brace of podiums in tough circumstances at the championship’s previous visit to Donington Park back in September will be cause for optimism amongst the Tewkesbury-based team, and another positive weekend at the 1.96-mile National circuit could be just the boost needed for CDR to defend their 2019 crown.

It’s a busy schedule in the East Midlands for the team, with the MSV F3 Cup sharing the stage with the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.

That, however, means Sunday’s hat-trick of races will be live-streamed on YouTube, with the action set to kick off at 09:35, 12:45 & 15:35 respectively.

Chris Dittmann, Team Principal said:
“Everyone is feeling positive heading into the MSV F3 Cup title decider at Donington Park this weekend.

“Whatever the end result, Alex has had an extremely impressive debut season in the series – it’s not an easy championship to come in and compete straight up at the front in, so he can take that positive away regardless.

“It’s a busy weekend for the whole team, with F3 Cup and British F3 together, but we’re looking forward to the positive atmosphere that creates around the awning, and fingers crossed that translates across to the track for both camps.

“It’s certainly been an unusual season, but hopefully we can end it in some familiar surroundings – up on the top step of that podium!”

Alex Fores (#90) said:
“It’s close at the front for the championship, but the plan is to just keep my head down and try to win all 3 races as ever and maximise our performance.

“Taking everything I’ve learnt from this year with the team into this weekend, we should be in a good place.”

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