The R400 Challenge is the pinnacle of Caterham's varied and exciting motor sport activities in the UK.

Backed by the UK's leading motorsport journal, Autosport, 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 R400 which, though outwardly recognisable as having as its basis Colin Chapman's timeless Lotus 7 design, has over 46 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 500kg - less than half that of a new Mini - it's easy to see why the R400 flies.

For 2003 the championship's crowd-pleasing status has been recognised with its adoption on one of the UK's premier racing presentations, the British F3/British GT tour.

2003 Caterham R400 Challenge in association with Autosport Provisional calendar

Apr 5/6, Donington Park National, Double header, GT/F3
May 3/4, Croft, Double header, GT/F3
May 25/26, Silverstone GP, Double header, GT/F3
Jun 21/22, Castle Combe, Double header, GT/F3
Aug 16/17, Thruxton, Double header, GT/F3
August - 29/30 - The Caterham European Trophy - Spa Belgium (Non champ round)
Click here to download entry form and info
Sep 27/28, Brands Hatch GP, Double header, GT/F3
Oct 18/19, Brands Hatch Indy, Single race, Caterham/Ford Festival

Non Championship Round
August 23/24 or 30/31 - FIA Sportscar Championship at SPA Francochamps

Download the 2003 Caterham R400 Challenge Regulations (PDF)
Download the Caterham R400 Challenge Racing Information PDF

Race Administration
Kay Carter
Tel: +44 (0)1530 416571
Email: kay.carter@superlight.org

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