DPR’s Caterham R300 competes at Paul Ricard

Further success in Europe for the new DPR Motorsport Caterham R300

Caterham regular Jon Walker and DPR team owner David Rowe put the new R300 through its paces in a three hour endurance race at the testing Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France during the Grand Prix Historique de Provence.

A total of 25 Caterhams entered this event comprising CSR’s, French Roadsport cars and the new R300. The DPR Motorsport Caterham R300 punched above its weight finishing ahead of three slick-shod CSR 260’s by three laps and six laps ahead of the first Roadsport car. At the finish the R300 was only three laps behind the leading CSR with the R300 finishing fifth overall and first in class.



Jon Walker said “The endurance format in Europe fully met expectations and I am looking forward to driving other prestigious circuits in Europe during 2009. The R300 performed faultlessly for the entire three hours and was much more competitive than I believed possible.”

 David Rowe, DPR team principal said “It was great to see the versatility of this car that can race in both UK and European circuits straight out of the box. Having another opportunity to drive the car in both dry and wet conditions confirmed to me how well balanced the car is and rewarding to drive; the 2009 R300 UK championship promises to be a great success.