This weekend saw the Academy take to the track, or rather car park at Silverstone for their first official outing with the cars.
Photos from Group 1 and Group 2 can be found here.
A small selection of photos from the Academy round at Mallory are now online.
Congratulations to Elliot Norris for winning Group 1. Group 2′s race was washed out unfortunately.
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Some cracking wet qualifying shots to have a look at…..looks damp shall we say.
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Some shots from the Academy Sprint at Snetterton 100 are now online.
Think some of them have been watching too much Trophos Andros on Motors TV No he didn’t save it.
Photos from the Caterham Academy RD2 at Curborough and Caterham Bookatrack R300 RD 2 at Snetterton 300 now online at rick-wilson.net
Thanks to Matt Sayle for covering the academy round due to date clashes.
Photos from RD1 of the 2011 Caterham Academy are now online along with the slightly delayed (my fault) Supersports/Roadsports race from a couple of weekends ago at the new Snetterton 300.
The 2011 season hasn’t even started yet but people have been clamoring to start talking about 2012 plans and Caterhams new SP300-R. Powered by a supercharged Ford Duractec 2.0L engine producing 300BHP, coupled to a chassis developed in conjunction with Lola with full aero and F3 slicks you have one very, very serious racer.
0-60 time is sub 3 seconds going onto an estimated 180+mph, the SP300-R will add another run on the Caterham Motorsport ladder which starts with the hugely popular Academy. The series will also attract racers looking to make a name for themselves in a single make formula where having deep pockets doesn’t guarantee you success. With the design goals of being cheaper to buy for equivalent performance and more cost effective to race the SP300-R should attract drivers from series such as Radical and V de V to name only two. The plan is to run on the support bill for F3/British GT which should see some excellent circuits and meetings for those looking to progress further in motorsport.
Caterham have a proven record of providing successful, close one make racing. Caterham can produce 25 cars in 2011, and as of today nearly 10 had deposits against them. Impressive sales from a car that went on sale on Thursday……
What about me….yes please, would love one in Porsche Viper Green…….will have to wait and see. I have a test drive planned but a few hurdles to jump before I can put pen to paper……..watch this space.