Dominant double for CDR at Snetterton

Chris Dittmann Racing [CDR] secured its first wins of the season in F3 Cup as team owner Chris Dittmann claimed two victories from three Snetterton races. On a weekend of mixed conditions, 2012 champion Dittmann stepped in for the absent Phillip Jeans and began by claiming a front-row start in qualifying. Cian Carey lined up directly behind the second-placed Dittmann in fourth, with returnee Gino Ussi 10th and Peter Venn 13th. It was almost a CDR 1-2 in the opener as both Dittmann and Carey opted for wets on a drying track while those around them pitted for slicks before[…..]

CDR set for Snett in F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing returns to F3 Cup action at Snetterton on May 13-14, with a four-strong squad searching for more success. The team heads to Norfolk in good form and with two drivers in the championship top six. Peter Venn sits fifth after a consistent weekend at Donington Park, claiming a brace of sixth-place finishes in his first F3 Cup event. His last visit to Snetterton while racing in Monoposto yielded two podiums. One place behind in the standings in sixth, Cian Carey set a new lap record and claimed a pair of fourth places either side of a non-finish last[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing signs Gino Ussi

Chris Dittmann Racing has expanded its F3 Cup squad with the signing of championship returnee Gino Ussi. The South African-born Italian last contested F3 Cup in 2012, when he finished third behind his new team boss Chris Dittmann. He will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312. His campaign will be in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), raising awareness for the charity throughout the remaining rounds of this season. Chris Dittmann, team owner, said: “I’m really pleased to have Gino on board for this season. Having raced against him I know he’s quick, I’m confident we’ll soon get him[…..]

CDR bags podium and points in British F3 at Rockingham

Chris Dittmann Racing claimed its first podium result of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship season at Rockingham last weekend, with Omar Ismail claiming a second place finish in what was a strong weekend overall for the Gloucestershire team in the UK’s leading single-seater championship. The Tewkesbury outfit’s cars were quick from the off at the Northamptonshire circuit, with Ismail narrowly missing out on pole position by just two-tenths-of-a-second with a fine qualifying performance. The young Briton’s performance was still enough to secure second position on the grid for the opening race of the year, however, building confidently on the[…..]

CDR gunning for success in Rockingham BRDC British F3 this weekend

Chris Dittmann Racing’s (CDR) BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign rolls on to Northamptonshire’s Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend (29-30 April), with the team riding high following a promising season opener at Oulton Park on Easter Weekend. The Tewkesbury outfit will field two cars in three races at the high-speed circuit in Corby, which presents a number of unique challenge, not least of which is a super-fast, banked left-hander on the venue’s outer oval course. The infield section features a complex blend of high speed kinks and curves, and slow-speed sections with tricky braking zones. The cars will be driven[…..]

Records fall to CDR at Donington Park

Chris Dittmann Racing’s F3 Cup campaign opened with a new lap record and plenty of promise at Donington Park, despite missing out on the podiums the pace deserved. Three series newcomers comprise the team for the 2017 season, yet all three left Leicestershire with a strong haul of points and plenty of valuable experience. Irishman Cian Carey began the weekend quickest in practice, but was pipped to pole by just 0.04sec in qualifying. His second-fastest time in the tight qualifying session was good enough for fourth place on the grid in race two. Peter Venn, who makes his full-time return[…..]

Top five for CDR as BRDC British F3 returns

Gloucestershire’s Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) got its 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign off to a strong start at Oulton Park on Easter weekend with a top-five result and consistent point-scoring form across three races. CDR’s first weekend of the year in Britain’s leading single-seater racing championship got off to a strong start in the opening qualifying session when team returnee Omar Ismail and Kenya’s Jeremy Wahome, who remains with the outfit for a second consecutive season, both qualified in the top-10. CDR’s third driver for the weekend, Tristan Charpentier qualified 16th as he made his first ever UK[…..]

CDR ready for new F3 Cup campaign

Chris Dittmann Racing begins its F3 Cup season with high hopes, as Donington Park hosts this weekend’s opener (April 22-23). An all-new three-driver line-up heads to Leicestershire as the team looks to reclaim the championship title it won in 2015. The series races three times across the weekend, once on Saturday before two more contests on Sunday. Cian Carey was named Motorsport Ireland’s ‘Young driver of the year’ in 2016 and steps up from a championship-winning campaign in Boss Ireland. The 22-year-old has impressed during pre-season testing in his VW-powered Dallara, and will be expecting to be among the front-runners[…..]

CDR British F3 season kicks off this weekend

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) will kick off its BRDC British Formula 3 Championship campaign at Oulton Park this weekend (15 and 17 April), with a three-race Easter programme at the Cheshire circuit. CDR’s three-pronged attack for the weekend comprises Kenya’s Jeremy Wahome, Frenchman Tristan Charpentier, and returning race-winner Omar Ismail. CDR’s line-up will take to the track on Saturday for a qualifying session and the opening race of the weekend, before returning on Bank Holiday Monday for a further two races. Ismail returns to the team for a full season, after winning with the Tewkesbury outfit during the championship’s previous[…..]

CDR signs Tristan Charpentier ahead of BRDC British F3 opening round

Gloucestershire motor racing team Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) has added French driver Tristan Charpentier to its line-up for the opening round of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park this weekend (15-17 April). The 16-year-old joins CDR following a strong performance in the French Formula 4 Championship last year, where he finished fifth in the final standings in a race-winning campaign. His graduation to BRDC F3 for this weekend marks his debut in British single-seater racing, though he has previous experience of competing the country from the Ginetta Junior Championship. Charpentier completes CDR’s line-up for the opening weekend[…..]