Chris Dittmann Racing set for F4 British Championship debut with Joel Pearson

Leading single seater outfit Chris Dittmann Racing is set to make its debut in the F4 British Championship with the news that talented young racer Joel Pearson will be joining the team in the series. Teenager Joel is a podium finisher in the Ginetta Junior Championship and was set to make his F4 debut in 2021 before tests revealed he has Pelvic Osteoblastic Osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, bringing a halt to his plans while he received chemotherapy. Climbing back behind the wheel of a previous-generation Mygale F4 car earlier this year, Joel felt fit and ready to return[…..]

F4 title challenger McKenzy Cresswell graduates to GB3 with Chris Dittmann Racing

Multiple British F4 race-winner McKenzy Cresswell will join Chris Dittmann Racing as he steps up to the GB3 Championship partnered by the BRDC in 2022. The 15-year-old won six British F4 races in 2021, two more than any other driver, with five additional podiums on his way to third overall in the standings in his first car racing campaign. Finishing just 26 points away from the eventual champion and just a solitary point away from the runner-up, Cresswell’s first victory came at Oulton Park after a dominant performance that saw him take the flag five seconds clear of the opposition.[…..]

Branden Oxley remains with CDR for new-look GB3 campaign

Chris Dittmann Racing is excited to confirm that Branden Oxley will remain with the team for the 2022 GB3 Championship season. The Anglo-Thai driver made his series debut with the team at Snetterton in August and made an immediate impression by qualifying fifth, despite it being his first taste of driving the car in the wet and his first visit to the Snetterton circuit. In all, Oxley banked six top-10 finishes in his half season, finished every race and very nearly claimed a podium finish at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in August. Before his GB3 debut, the 17-year-old had[…..]

CDR secure championship runner-up spot with Simmons as GB3 campaign ends on a high

Chris Dittmann Racing ended the 2021 GB3 Championship campaign on a high note at Donington Park last weekend (16-17 October), with Ayrton Simmons securing the runner-up spot in the driver’s championship standings while Branden Oxley and Alex Fores took their best results of the year. Simmons went into the event with a three point margin over his nearest contenders, but strong results in all three races meant he extended that gap to 10 points, securing the runner-up spot in the standings, his highest finish in the championship. Oxley took home a best result of fourth in the first race of[…..]

CDR aiming to end GB3 season on a high at Donington Park

Chris Dittmann Racing expands to a three car line-up for the final round of the 2021 GB3 Championship at Donington Park this weekend (16-17 October). The Tewkesbury-based team welcomes Alex Fores back to the squad for the first time since the season opener at Brands Hatch in May, with the 2020 F3 Cup runner-up joining Ayrton Simmons and Branden Oxley in the line-up. CDR heads to Donington for the second time this year, with an outside chance of taking the championship title with Ayrton Simmons. Oxley will aim for maiden podium on his fourth weekend of UK motorsport, while Fores[…..]

Chris Dittmann Racing expands into new-look British F4 in 2022

Chris Dittmann Racing is excited to confirm that it will expand into the revamped British F4 Championship for the 2022 season. The Tewkesbury-based team, established as one of the leading single-seater racing operations in the UK, is among the first to have placed orders for the new Tatuus-Abarth T-421 chassis-engine combination that the series will adopt next year. Therefore, the team will be one of the first to receive the new machinery, in time for a comprehensive winter testing programme. As multiple championship winners, CDR has a proven track record in single-seater racing across the last decade and beyond, having[…..]

CDR top-scores with Ayrton Simmons in GB3 at Oulton Park

Chris Dittmann Racing enjoyed another strong trio of GB3 Championship races at Oulton Park last weekend, with another podium for Ayrton Simmons being the highlight. Simmons was second, fourth and seventh in the three races as he climbed to second place in the championship standings, and was the highest scoring driver for the second successive event. Branden Oxley meanwhile had another strong weekend as he continues his adaptation to the series. The youngster was eighth, 12th and 12th again in the three contests at one of the most challenging circuits in Europe. Simmons’ qualifying was affected by a wiring loom[…..]

CDR aim to continue Silverstone form at Oulton Park

After a four week break, the GB3 Championship heads to Cheshire’s Oulton Park this weekend (10-11 September), and Tewkesbury’s Chris Dittmann Racing heads to the circuit in confident mood after a scintillating weekend at Silverstone last time out. Ayrton Simmons claimed a double victory at the home of the British Grand Prix to reinvigorate his season, while teammate Branden Oxley enjoyed his strongest performance so far with two top-six results, and very nearly won the final race. With that fresh in the mind, the team sets course for one of the most challenging circuits in the UK with high hopes[…..]

CDR dominates GB3 Championship at Silverstone

Chris Dittmann Racing enjoyed one of their best weekends of racing in recent years, in the latest GB3 Championship rounds at Silverstone last weekend (14/15 August). The Tewkesbury-based team claimed two victories at the home of the British Grand Prix with Ayrton Simmons, plus a pole position, while Branden Lee Oxley backed those results up with two sixth place finishes before delivering a starring performance of his own in the final race of the weekend. After encouraging pace in the two days of testing leading up to the event, the team was optimistic heading to Saturday morning’s qualifying session, and[…..]

CDR impress at Snetterton as GB3 season resumes

Chris Dittmann Racing had a successful visit to Snetterton last weekend (7-8 August) as the 2021 GB3 Championship season entered it’s second half. Ayrton Simmons salvaged a brilliant trio of top-seven results despite a tricky qualifying session that saw him start all three races well down the grid, while newcomer Branden Lee Oxley delivered a massively impressive set of results despite the event being his first experience of the car and the circuit. Saturday morning’s qualifying session was one of the more bizarre in recent memory. It started in damp conditions but with rain on the way, it was important[…..]