To make things more simple, and reflect the company’s current range, Caterham has renamed its various race series.
Caterham has renamed its domestic championship series to better reflect the current range of cars.
The Caterham 2018 season championships will be named as such: the Caterham Academy Championship, the Caterham Roadsport Championship, the Caterham 270R Championship, Caterham 310R Championship, Caterham 420R Championship and The Caterham Supersport Championship.
The Caterham R300 Championship will become the 420R series because it shares a base engine with the road-going Seven 360R. And as such, the R300 racer is such a high-spec vehicle that it is more akin to the more powerful 420R.
And because of its sheer power, the 420R series will be the pinnacle of Caterham Seven racing in the UK.
Meanwhile, with 17 years of history, the Academy championship will continue to be the novices’ category of choice, introducing drivers with no previous racing experience to the world of motorsport.
Simon Lambert, Caterham’s Chief Technical & Motorsport Officer, said that changing the names of the championships was a good move: ‘It seems like the right thing to do to bring our race series more in line with the road range, making it easier to understand what cars are being raced on each rung of our hugely successful ladder.’
‘With the latest addition to the Seven range – the 310 – being introduced just this year, it’s fitting that we are unveiling this new naming system just as the new car makes it motor racing debut.’