CDR ready for MSV F3 Cup curtain raiser at Snetterton

  • Tewkesbury team prepare to start title defence in MSVR F3 Cup.
  • Alex Fores, Phillip Jeans and Patrick Jeans set to lead the line for CDR at highly technical Snetterton 300 circuit.

Chris Dittmann Racing are set to begin their defence of MSV’s F3 Cup when the 2020 season begins this weekend (11-12 July) at Snetterton.

The Tewkesbury-based team stormed to the Drivers’ Championship crown last year, and arrive at the 2.99-mile Norfolk circuit with a fresh driver line-up in Alex Fores and father-son duo Phillip and Patrick Jeans.

Alex Fores will be aiming to repeat his title-contending form from Monoposto F3, with the Marlow driver piloting an ex-Valtteri Bottas Dallara-Mercedes F3 with the support of Bromfield Precision Engineering.

If he can match the five wins, twelve podiums and ten fastest laps achieved last year, then CDR will be well-poised for a repeat title success in MSVR’s premier single-seater category.

Despite being new to the series, Fores will also have the experience of new team mates Phillip and Patrick Jeans to draw on this weekend.

Patrick, who returns for a third year, will join Fores in the Cup Class, with Phillip set to contest the Invitation Class, having made his championship debut back in 2017.

Dominic Paul will also contest the 2020 season with CDR, but will unfortunately be absent for the season opener this weekend.

The competitive action begins with qualifying at 10:40 on Saturday morning ahead of the opening race at 14:20.

Sunday rounds out the weekend, with the final contest at 10:20.

 

Quotes:

Chris Dittmann, Team Principal:

“Everyone at CDR is eager to get the season underway, and I’m confident heading into the F3 Cup season opener at Snetterton that we’re set for a good weekend.

“It’s been a challenging time for the whole team, as it has for countless people in every walk of life, so we’re delighted to be back doing what we love, and a huge thanks to MSV, Motorsport UK and everyone involved who’s enabled us to go back racing.

“The guys back at base have done an excellent job preparing the cars before the weekend – now we just to go out and get the results to match!”

 

Phillip Jeans (#7):

“It’s great to be back at a race circuit, and to get the 2020 F3 Cup season underway with Chris Dittmann Racing.

“I’m looking forward to the weekend; these cars are always tremendous to drive and Snetterton is a great circuit. Fingers crossed we can come away with a good haul of points. Thanks to the organisers for getting everything ready to go!”

 

Patrick Jeans (#17):

“I’m looking forward to the weekend. It’s been a while since I raced last, but I’m delighted to be back for a second season in F3 Cup with Chris Dittmann Racing.

“The focus now is on getting up to speed throughout testing and then banking some strong results at the weekend. Thanks to the team for all their hard work pre-season.”

 

Alex Fores (#90):

“I’m very excited to get the F3 Cup season underway at Snetterton this weekend. It’s been a long time coming, and the aim is to make up for lost time and hit the ground running!

“A huge thank you to my sponsors – especially Bromfield Precision Engineering – for all their help and support to put me in this position.

“Snetterton is a tricky circuit, and momentum will be key. I’m sure we’ll start on the front foot in testing and then carry that through the weekend to come away with some good results.”

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