Championship 2012: Top team results for DPR following the Superlight
R300 round at Oulton Park.
Following round two of the Superlight R300 championship at
Oulton Park, DPR reinforced their hold on the team championship by
scoring maximum team points with the 1st & 2nd results gained by
DPR drivers Paul
Wilson & Mark Shaw. With Mark Shaw also setting the fastest laps in each
race, a team points maximum was achieved; a first in the history of
the R300 championship.
Caterham Superlight R300 - Oulton Park
DPR drivers Paul Wilson and Mark Shaw entered the Oulton weekends at 1st and
2nd in the Caterham Superlight R300 championship. Paul Wilson’s
double 1st at the first Silverstone round had gained him 50 points against 47 points for Mark Shaw whose score
for double 2nd had benefited from a fastest lap.
The scene was set by both drivers once again being 1st and 2nd in
qualification. Mark Shaw achieved pole with a blistering 1:49.424
followed by Paul Wilson with a 1:49.895. Next placed man Ian Payne
with his 1:50.302 was almost a second behind the DPR pole setter.
Paul Wilson took the lead for race one and gained 1st despite
Shaw’s closing pace including a fastest lap of 1:49.873;
a new lap record for the “Flying Scotsman” with a defining margin
of 1.5 seconds over the previous. Race two was shortened to 25 minutes but this time
Mark Shaw’s gain in pace was timed to enable a pass in the closing stages of
the race giving Shaw his first race win for 2012 together with another
The Wilson/Shaw championship battle
With both men gaining a 1st & 2nd at Oulton
Park, Shaw’s two
fastest laps have enabled him to reduce Wilson’s championship lead to just
one point going into the next round at Donington Park in May.
Supporting the two leaders is DPR Motorsport driver Magd Mohaffel running
4th in the championship.