2008 Motorsport News Caterham Roadsport Challenge

Healthy grids and fantastically close racing typify the Roadsport Challenge, Caterham’s championship for intermediate drivers. The cars are all powered by 1.6-litre K-series units and have an impressive power to weight ratio and phenomenal handling thanks to their Avon CR500 treaded race rubber. Yet the cars are road legal and competitors can, and often do, drive them home from the circuit.

There are two separate grids, for Roadsport Bs and their drivers, fresh from the Caterham Academy motorsport starter series, and for Roadsports, which are allowed a few performance-enhancing modifications. Professional team support is not allowed in the B category, but there is factory assistance in the paddock and a great spirit of camaraderie among the drivers and their assistants.

This year’s Roadsport calendar features many highlights, not least the first-ever overseas round, at Croix in northern France, and the October date at Brands Hatch, where the championship will conclude alongside several other of Caterham’s many race series.

2008 DATES FOR ROADSPORT INTER AND B - Provisional Dates

Date 

Circuit

26/27 April

Croft F3

26 May

Castle Combe

22 June

Cadwell Park

12 July

Oulton Park

9/10 August

Silverstone Nat

30/31 August

Donington Park

19th & 20th October

Brands Hatch Indy

Key facts

  • Separate grids & races for Roadsports & Roadsport Bs
  • Eight double-header events at BRSCC meetings
  • Professional team support permitted in B category
  • Avon all-weather tyres
  • National B licence requirement
  • Championship Regulations (BRSCC external link)

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