Caterham Motor Racing Championships

IGC Caterham R400 Challenge CHALLENGE in association with Autosport
The IGC Caterham Superlight Challenge is the pinnacle of the Surrey-based sports car manufacturer’s varied and exciting motor sport activities in the UK.

For 2002 the championship’s crowd-pleasing status has been recognised with its adoption on to one of the UK’s premier racing presentations, the British F3/British GT tour. The Superlight Challenge will be a supporting act at Donington Park, Silverstone, Croft, Castle Combe, Rockingham, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Thruxton, and will close its season at Brands Hatch in October with the fantastic Caterham Festival, where more than 250 Caterhams and Lotus 7s are expected to compete in a three-day celebration of the marque.

Backed by IGC Limited, the Cambridge-based recruitment consultants, the championship provides spectators – both trackside and watching on satellite TV around the world – with thrilling entertainment unrivalled on the domestic racing scene. At the heart of the series is the fearsomely powerful Caterham Superlight which, though outwardly recognisable as having as its basis Colin Chapman’s timeless Lotus 7 design, has over 45 years of refinement and evolution become a very different and much more sophisticated sports car.

Under the bonnet is a naturally aspirated MG-Rover 1.8-litre, 16-valve engine which develops 200bhp at 7900rpm, delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. With a minimum weight set at just 505kg – less than half that of a new Mini – it’s easy to see why the Superlight flies.

The racing is fast and furious, and as close as it can be… While some championships struggle to provide overtaking drama, it’s quite common to see six or seven changes of lead in a Superlight Challenge race, and sometimes even six or seven changes of lead in a single lap!

Download the 2002 Caterham Superlight Regulations
Download the Superlight Caterham F1 Racing Information PDF

Race Administration
Nick Carter
Tel: +44 (0)1530 416571
Mobile: +44 (0)7803 274701

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  July 22, 2019