Titles to the power of six as Caterham championships decided


Caterham Academy, 2014, Silverstone

Visitors to the Caterham finals day at Silverstone would have seen a plethora of titles awarded as six championships were awarded in the various Caterham series.

With five steps up the ladder, all using Caterham Sevens  or varying power, motorsport fans couldn’t complain of boredom as full grids fought for glory.

The first title to be awarded was that of the Academy series – a championship set up for first time drivers in base machinery. Due to the number of competitors in 2014, there were two grids at each round and the dual winners were Alistair Calvert with 157 points and David Webber on 149 – a sign of how close the two fields were that they both ended on similar points.

Up a step into the Roadsport category and the winner was Jack Sales – a graduate of last year’s Academy series and racing the same car, albeit with a few upgrades.

Into the Tracksport class and champion Stephen Nuttall took a remarkable achievement in single seater racing as he won his third Caterham title in as many years in a car that has race ready suspension, no headlight and no windscreen.

With an extra couple of upgrades – a limited slip differential and 140hp extra power wise – a Seven can be updated into the Supersport series, which this year was won by Mike Hart by only two points over main championship rival James Robinson. Indeed only five points further behind was Jon Mortimer.

Finally are the track ready R300s of the Superlight category complete with sequential gearboxes and semi-slick Avon tyres. The champion was Aaron Head in another close title fight which saw him take the crown by four points.

Simon Lambert, Chief Motorsport and Technical Officer, said: “The Silverstone finale is a thrilling way to round off a season which started way back in April. There’s nothing quite like witnessing over 130 Caterham Sevens descending on the famous Silverstone circuit to compete for one final time.”

The series will announce details of the 2015 calendar at the end of November.