Championship 2012: DPR Tracksport team gains 3 out of the top 5
results at Donington
Guided by 2011 Caterham Roadsport Champion Wesley Fox, the new
DPR Tracksport team enjoyed success at the Donington round gaining 3 out of the
top 5 places in each race. The 5 DPR Tracksport team drivers were all
within the top 10 finishing places.
DPR Tracksport Team - Team Coach Included
The Caterham Tracksport championship represents the first step of the
Caterham motorsport ladder where team support is allowed. Following an
approach from a number of drivers, DPR has introduced a new team support
package that combines mechanical support with a team coach in the form of
Wesley Fox. The team coach takes the lead in ensuring that the
team drivers can gain the most from the DPR technical and data support to
optimise their race strategy.
Top team results at Donington
DPR top Tracksport driver of the day was Kurt Brady who improved on his 5th
in race one to gain a hard fought victory in race 2. James Needham
gained solid third places in both races to elevate him to DPR top podium
winner of the weekend.
Caterham newcomer Stuart Leonard wearing a new novice cross gained a very
respectable 4th and 5th in his second only race weekend. Our
congratulations also go to Tracksport driver David Robinson for his 2nd and
4th result. Although not part of the formal Tracksport team, David
Robinson is a DPR supported customer.
DPR customers David Robinson and James Needham share the
podium with Jon Mortimer
DPR Team Coach Wesley Fox said:
Having gained my ARDS instructor
qualification I was keen to use my ARDS training and Caterham race
experience to help other drivers develop their race skills. I was excited to
be able to work with DPR to develop a new approach specifically designed for
Tracksport that combines mechanical support with data analysis to fully
exploit the benefits that a true team approach can bring.
It is still early days but the fact that the five Tracksport team members
all finished within the top 10 in both races with just one exception due to
an on-track incident demonstrates the benefits from an all-round approach.
Whilst an individual driver can gain a good result, there was not another
team result at Donington that came close to DPR for the top results.
Gaining three of the top five results in both races was a very satisfying
outcome but this is just the start of the process as far as myself, DPR and
the DPR Tracksport team drivers are concerned.
DPR Tracksport team driver Kurt Brady leads the pack in