I have to admit I’m finding a little strange that my first year of racing has been over for a couple of months now. I got used to every month spending 4 day weekends basically messing around in cars with my mates. Steve McQueen was spot on when he said “Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.”
With that in mind I only had one option which was to sign up for the 2018 Caterham Roadsport season. The Roadsport category is the next step up in the Caterham Motorsport ladder. The car I originally built for the Academy season gets better tyres along with tweaks to brakes and suspension (more on that in another post). Having done the Birkett 6hr & Race of Remembrance in the new car it’s a big improvement to drive.
Caterham Motorsport have announced this years calendar and it’s looking an interesting mix of tracks. Most of them are relatively close to London which makes life a little easier. Anyone interested it coming along put the dates in the diary!
- Snetterton, 14-15 Apr (Norfolk)
- Knockhill, 12-13 May (Edinburgh)
- Brands Hatch, 2-3 Jun (Kent)
- Zandvoort, 30 Jun / 1 Jul (Amsterdam)
- Castle Combe, 11-12 Aug (Wiltshire)
- Thruxton, 1-2 Sep (Hampshire)
- Silverstone, 22-23 Sep (Northants)
In Roadsport we will get on track for longer:
– Saturday 20 minute qualifying followed by 20 minute race.
– Sunday 20 minute race
With 14 races and 42 trophies with a bit of luck I might end up with some silverware. However the two Academy groups are merging so it’s likely to be a very close fight between at least the top 10 in each race if not more!
There will be plenty of other close racing over the weekends. A few of the weekends it looks like we will be sharing with the new TCR UK racing category which looks like it could be an interesting new class to watch. If it becomes as big as BTCC remains to be seen.