Caterham Superlight R300 2010:DPR Motorsport driver Jon Walker leads the way at Silverstone
Thirty plus Caterham Superlight R300 racers came to the Silverstone GP circuit keen to establish the new pecking order for 2010. With race one abandoned following four crashes within the first three laps, race two became the proving ground for challengers old and new. Newcomers Andrew McMillan, Trevor Fowell and Paul Brannan held the initial lead. However the man on the move from his qualifying position of 6th place was the 2009 championship winner Jon Walker who gained a comfortable race victory of just over ten seconds from second place Andrew McMillan.
Jon Walker said “The conditions in race one were horrendous and the Clerk of the Course made the right decision to red-flag this race. I felt the dry conditions for race two would suit my driving style but I was unsure how I would fare against the new field for 2010. I was pleased to find that I had the pace not only to get to the front but also to break the tow from the following pack.”
Jon Walker crosses the finishing line on the Silverstone GP circuit with second place driver Andrew McMillan 10 seconds behind.
DPR Motorsport team principal Dave Rowe said “Due to technical changes in the 2010 regulations we had to implement a new set-up for Jon and with the uncertainty over the weather we had to plan for both wet and dry options. As the results show, we provided Jon with a car that allowed him to outrun the opposition with lap times around a second a lap quicker than his nearest rival.
All of the DPR Motorsport team cars finished without any mechanical or race incidents. Caterham newcomer Mark Shaw gained a very respectable 9th place driving our own DPR motorsport R300 in his first-ever Caterham championship race. Our two novice drivers Johnathan Packer and Jake Bonham did well to finish in 16th and 17th place respectively.”