CDR looking to bounce back at Brands

F3 Cup returns to action at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend (August 27-28) with Stuart Wiltshire and Tony Bishop looking to return to form. Bishop impressed around the shorter layout, the Indy, earlier in the season when two potential race wins were instead non-finishes. In difficult conditions last time out at Oulton Park, Bishop again showed front-running pace but fortune failed to go his way. Spa race-winner Wiltshire returns to Brands Hatch still in the title running. A brace of seventh-place finishes in the Oulton Park rain last time out leaves him fourth in the standings, 53[…..]

Experience key for Snetterton return

Chris Dittmann Racing displayed impressive pace during last weekend’s BRDC British Formula 3 Championship event at Snetterton (6-7 August), the second to last event of the 2016 season. The team was quick from the off at the Norfolk circuit, with American Quinlan Lall lapping the challenging 300 circuit very quickly during Friday morning practice. The 16-year-old was only edged out by championship leader Ricky Collard during the session, to kick the weekend off impressive style. Lall’s fine form continued into qualifying where the US-native secured eighth position on the grid, with team-mates Krishnaraaj Mahadik and Jeremy Wahome 16th and 19th[…..]

Battling F3 Cup performances in Oulton Park rain

The second half of the 2016 F3 Cup championship began with a tricky weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire. Early morning rain meant Stuart Wiltshire, Tony Bishop and Malcolm Scott opted to head into qualifying with wet tyres on the slowly drying circuit. Despite further rain during the session all three improved late on in the session, with Wiltshire vaulting into the top six. That gain demoted team-mate Bishop to seventh and Scott to 10th. In the first of the weekend’s two races Bishop slipped back on the opening lap. An early safety car brought him back up to the[…..]

Confidence high for Oulton Park and F3 Cup

Chris Dittmann Racing is expecting to carry its race-winning form on to Oulton Park as F3 Cup reaches its midway point with a pair of races on July 16. Stuart Wiltshire, championship runner-up in 2015, claimed his first win at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, last time out to move into title contention. The Essex racer has been on the podium twice more in this season, and claimed third at Oulton Park last year. Team-mate Tony Bishop, who visited the podium at Donington Park in April, has been showing excellent pace recently and could have had a brace of wins at Brands Hatch.[…..]

More points for CDR BRDC F3 team at legendary Spa Francorchamps

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) claimed a solid points haul as the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship visited the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium last weekend (Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July). This was a first competitive visit to the famous Belgian Grand Prix venue for all three of CDR’s drivers, but Indian Krishnaraaj Mahadik put his car 16th on the grid for the first of the weekend’s three races ahead of American team-mate Quinan Lall in 17th and Kenyan Jeremy Wahome in 18th. The circuit’s long Kemmel Straight offers the chance to gain almost two seconds thanks to the slipstream[…..]

CDR set for Spa return

Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) returns to Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on July 9-10 for the second time in three weeks, fresh from claiming its first victory of 2016 at the circuit in F3 Cup. It’s the turn of the Tewkesbury squad’s three young BRDC British Formula 3 Championship chargers to tackle the challenging Belgian Grand Prix track next weekend, the championship’s first-ever overseas round. Jeremy Wahome scored his best-ever finish at the previous round at Silverstone, breaking into the top 10 for the first time. The Kenyan youngster impressed in the wet, which bodes well for the notoriously changeable weather of the[…..]

Wiltshire wins with CDR at Spa

Tewkesbury’s Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) tasted victory in Europe in F3 Cup, as Stuart Wiltshire claimed his maiden race win at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. At one of the world’s most famous and most challenging circuits, Wiltshire started from second on the grid but slipped back to third early on. Quickly retaking second he made the most of the leader’s spin to claim the lead. A late safety car provided a tricky restart, but Wiltshire held off the bunched-up pack to secure his first-ever F3 Cup win. It was his second visit to the prestigious podium of the weekend, having converted his[…..]

F3 Cup heads for Spa

F3 Cup returns this weekend with a visit to the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium for rounds seven and eight of 2016. Stuart Wiltshire and Tony Bishop will be expected to bounce back after difficult weekends at Brands Hatch, as both left with a brace of non-finishes apiece despite being at the head of the field. Bishop was unlucky in Kent, having been in potential race-winning positions in races one and two until spinning out. Both he and Wiltshire left Brands Hatch having recorded a sixth-place finish, –Wiltshire in race two, Bishop in race three. Wiltshire, the 2015 championship runner-up,[…..]

Positives for CDR following tricky Silverstone Grand Prix circuit weekend

Tewkesbury BRDC British Formula 3 outfit Chris Dittmann Racing (CDR) left Silverstone circuit last weekend (11-12 June) with plenty of positives, following a difficult weekend in tricky conditions at the British Grand Prix host venue. CDR’s drivers put together a competitive showing in a dry qualifying session, with American Quinlan Lall leading the Gloucestershire team’s charge in 14th position. The first race was to be dry too, with Lall rising through the field to take 12th position, whilst Kenyan Jeremy Wahome claimed a 15th place finish, improving his best result since moving to the UK championship. Wahome improved further still[…..]

Silverstone British F3 Preview

The home of the British Grand Prix awaits for the Chris Dittmann Racing and rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the 2016 BRDC British F3 season on June 11-12. International trio Quinlan Lall, Krishnaraaj Mahadik and Jeremy Wahome head to Northamptonshire on the back of a promising weekend at Oulton Park on the May bank holiday, when all three enjoyed consistent running. Traffic in qualifying denied Lall and Mahadik what could have top six starting slots, but both came through to battle in and around the top 10. The wide and expansive Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone should offer good[…..]