The curtain came down on all five of Caterham’s official race series at a thrilling Silverstone season finale on 18-19 October.
In all, six champions were crowned in the sunshine across the five rungs of frenetic Caterham racing.
Double grids resulted in two victors in the Academy championship, while just one winner took all in each of the Roadsport, Tracksport, Supersport and Superlight R300 categories.
The festival of motorsport, fast becoming an annual pilgrimage for motorsports enthusiasts, saw 130 Caterham Sevens of various performance levels go toe-to-toe throughout the weekend on the famous F1 circuit.
The Caterham Academy, designed purely for first-time racers and celebrating its 20th year, saw two full grids compete for top honours. In a tight season in which competitors completed their race licence and progressed from sprint events to full circuit racing, Alistair Calvert and David Webber eventually topped the points tables in grids A and B.
The Roadsport class, a step up from the Academy series but requiring only minor modifications to the car, was won by Jack Sales, a 2013 Caterham Academy graduate.
The next step up the Caterham motorsport ladder – the Tracksport class – was won by Stephen Nuttall, giving the Stockport driver his third Caterham title in three years. The Tracksport cars benefit from track focussed suspension, whilst the windscreen and lights are removed to maximise speed.
With a more powerful, 140bhp engine and a limited slip differential, Caterham’s Supersport series was won by Mike Hart. Once again, competitors can upgrade their existing vehicle to compete in the Supersport series.
As the top rung of the famous Seven racing ladder and one of the most exciting single-make series in Europe, the 2.0-litre, 175bhp vehicles that compete in the Superlight R300 championship are equipped with a six-speed sequential gearbox. The 2014 season saw performance boosting enhancements to the R300 race car with a move onto semi-slick Avon ZZR tyres and the introduction of a Sadev sequential gearbox. The overall winner of the 2014 Superlight R300 series was Aaron Head.
Simon Lambert, Chief Motorsport and Technical Officer, said: “The Silverstone finale is a thrilling way to round off a season which started way back in April. There’s nothing quite like witnessing over 130 Caterham Sevens descending on the famous Silverstone circuit to compete for one final time.”
In 2015, Caterham Motorsport is expanding once again into new territories including Columbia, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, adding to existing championships in France and the UK.
The 2015 race calendar will be announced in November 2014.
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