Superlight Championship 2012: Wilson gets pole, two 1st’s and two
fastest laps for DPR at Donington. DPR team drivers now the top three
in the championship.
Championship leader Paul Wilson showed his intent to win the
the 2012 Caterham Superlight championship by getting pole, two 1sts and the two
fastest laps, gaining him maximum points from the race weekend.
Championship challenger Mark Shaw scored a 4th and hard fought 2nd to maintain
his number two position in the overall championship results. The remaining
DPR team driver Magd Mohaffel has now moved up to third place. With near
maximum team points, DPR reinforced their hold on the team championship with the
three team drivers occupying the top three places.
Caterham Superlight R300 - Donington
DPR drivers Paul Wilson and Mark Shaw entered the Donington weekend at 1st and
2nd in the Caterham Superlight R300 championship with just one
point between them. Paul Wilson scored a record-breaking maximum
points with his two outright wins including the all-important two fastest
The Wilson/Shaw championship battle
Race one saw Paul Wilson take the lead leaving the duelling trio of Mark Shaw, James
Sharrock and Ian Payne to fight for second place enabling Wilson to claim
1st place including fastest lap. Mark Shaw fared the least well of the
fighting trio with a 4th place across the line.
Race two looked to be going the way of the now flying Scotsman Mark Shaw who
immediately surged to 1st place setting a fastest lap in the process.
However this sterling work was undone by a red-flag causing a re-start with
the original grid order. The restart played out much as race one with
close racing again between Mark Shaw, Ian Payne and James Sharrock.
However in the closing stages it was Mark Shaw’s race pace that took him to
second across the line followed by Ian Payne in third.
Paul Wilson said “It was a great result, all the more satisfying as this is
the first time a perfect score has been achieved in the R300 championship.
Nevertheless with six races complete and so little margin over Mark Shaw in
second place, I remain very focused on the remaining races.”
Following the results at Donington, as the highest scoring team, DPR
continues to strengthen its hold on the 2012 R300 team championship with the
three DPR team drivers occupying the top three places.