The Caterham Graduates series was started in 1998 by drivers who had competed in the Caterham Scholarship and wished to continue racing their cars to the same specification. The championship was originally a mix of races, hillclimbs and sprints, but in 2000 changed to being exclusively circuit races. Many drivers have come from the Caterham Scholarship/Academy, but the series is open to all regardless of motorsport background. Drivers range from complete novices to ex-karting champions.

The cars used in the series are Caterham Seven Classics, with live-axle suspension and 8-valve Ford or Vauxhall engines producing about 100bhp. They run on Avon "Fuel Saving" tyres which can be expected to last a full season of racing. The specification is very tightly controlled, with no changes allowed. This means the cars are all very evenly matched putting the emphasis firmly on driver ability. Professional race teams are actively discouraged, but instead technical support is provided free to all competitors at test and race days. This all combines to make Caterham Graduates one of the most cost-effectively ways to go racing.

The series has grown to be one of the largest in the country with 50 registered competitors in 2003 (and a further 50 in the Super-Graduates class). No more competitors are being accepted at the moment, but this may change later in the year, depending on typical race attendance rates.

The series is administered by the British Automobile Racing Club.


15th March - Silverstone National Circuit, SUNBAC
12th/13th April - Rockingham, "historic" circuit
17th/18th May - Pembrey
14th June - Snetterton, "2CV 24 hours", 40 minute race
6th July - Cadwell
2nd/3rd August 6 - Anglesey, Double Header
16th August - Oulton Park, Island
August - 29/30 - The Caterham European Trophy - Spa Belgium (Non champ round)
Click here to download entry form and info
6th/7th September - Croft, Double Header
27th/28th September - Thruxton
17th/19th October - Brands Hatch Indy

Non Championship Round
3/4 May - 1½ hr Endurance race at SPA Francochamps

Caterham Graduate Technical Specifications
Download the Championship Regulations PDF

Race Administration
Graeme Smith
Chairman, Caterham Graduates Racing Club
Mobile/pager: 07946 703 397

Technical Support for the series in being provided by McMillan Motorsport
Contact: Andy McMillan
Tel: 01455 822686
Mobile: 07974 440 007

Further information can be found at the Graduate web site

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  May 23, 2019