CDR resume BRDC British Formula 3 title bid at Donington Park

  • Tewkesbury-based team back in action in UK’s premier motorsport category.
  • Josh Skelton returns to the scene of his maiden podium earlier in 2020; Alex Fores makes eagerly-anticipated debut in British F3.
  • Triple-header around Donington Park’s challenging 2.4-mile GP circuit sets the scene for another weekend of high-octane action!
Chris Dittmann Racing head back to Donington Park this weekend [19-20 September] keen to continue their recent form in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.

Fresh from a front-row lockout and double victory last time out at Brands Hatch GP, the Tewkesbury-based team head back to the 2.4-mile Leicestershire circuit keen to continue their rise through the championship standings.

Josh Skelton has continued to impress with remarkable consistency in his debut season in the UK’s premier motorsport category, and equaled his career-best result of second in Kent.

Skelton – now third overall and just 47 points adrift of the championship lead – will also be buoyed as he returns to the scene of his maiden podium in the series last month.

Making his debut alongside Skelton this weekend will be Alex Fores, currently contending for the title outright in the MSV F3 Cup, and no stranger to success at Donington Park.

The Bromfield Precision Engineering-backed racer claimed a podium brace in his F3 Cup Dallara-Mercedes challenger in the East Midlands only last weekend to keep his title bid going.

Whilst a new car and series always presents numerous challenges, Fores will no doubt be aiming to hit the ground running and make the most of an opportunity to shine on the high-profile British GT Championship package.

Two days of testing on Thursday and Friday give way to qualifying (10:50) and the opening race (14:55) on Saturday.

Two more races (10:35 & 16:05) round out the triple-header on Sunday.

Chris Dittmann, Team Principal said:
“The whole team is really looking forward to continuing our momentum in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this weekend at Donington Park.

“Josh has put himself in right at the sharp end of the standings after another strong set of results at Brands Hatch, and we’re very excited to see how Alex adapts to the British F3 car after a positive start to his F3 Cup season.

“All in all, I think it should be another good weekend for the whole team!”

Josh Skelton (#43) said:
“I’m very much looking forward to getting back out in the car this weekend at Donington Park.

“We showed good speed there at the last round so I’ll be looking to pick up where we left off and focus on improving more. We will be once again aiming to come away with some solid points so let’s see what we can do.”

Alex Fores (#90) said:
“I had a great first day with the team focusing on British F3 prep on Tuesday, as well as my seat fitting and simulator work.

“Everything is in place to roll out on Thursday and kick off the two days of testing, which I can’t wait for! We’ll be chipping away and learning the car in every session, to get everything running well come Saturday morning for qualifying.”

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