Team Enduro 2020 Heads To Silverstone

Team Enduro 2020 Heads To Silverstone

Start. Your. Engines!  Our Team Enduro event is back and ready to kick off our 2020 Motorsport Calendar. 

This year we'll be heading back to Silverstone on Saturday 21st March and running on the international circuit.  Scott W from the BRSCC (British Racing & Sports Car Club) is here to tell us a little bit more about one of the most exciting endurance races in the calendar. Over to you Scott... 

After the success of the inaugural event last year, the BRSCC is pleased to confirm that Caterham Motorsport will be running its Team Enduro event once again on March 21st 2020 at Silverstone, this time using the International layout.

The first Team Enduro event ran on the National circuit in March 2019, as an ideal way for Caterham Motorsport drivers to shake off the cobwebs of the off-season and race in teams of three cars in a relay-style format. After that first race was deemed a success, it returns to help kick off the 2020 BRSCC season at Silverstone, albeit on this occasion to be run out of the Wing complex and using the International layout. This will be the same venue and layout as the opening rounds of the 2020 Caterham Motorsport season, so plenty of drivers will be using this as a warm-up before their championship kicks off in April.

This is a non-championship event, meaning that cars that are not registered for any Caterham Motorsport series are free to enter alongside regular Roadsport, Seven 270R, Seven 310R and Seven 420R competitors. Drivers can band together into “Super Teams”, comprising of a Roadsport, 270R and 310R with a driver grading system in place to help ensure a level playing field and to make the racing as competitive as possible. Caterham’s driver grades were allocated at their discretion and are deemed final.

Super Teams must have a minimum driver grading total of 8 points, with the grading system allocating drivers based on their performance during the 2019 season and subsequently influenced by their respective championship finishing positions. The system grades drivers with a number from 1 to 4, with Grade 1 allocated for the main title contenders and champions from last season.

Competitors from the Caterham Seven 420R Championship can also compete as teams of two or more, and as the fastest cars on the roster, they are almost guaranteed to take overall victory, with 2 or 3 car teams permitted. The 2019 edition was won overall by a trio of 420Rs competing as Team OLARCH Racing with Rob Watts, Jack Sales, and Alex Jordan driving together, while the winning Super Team were 3rd place overall finishers Power Pratt comprising of Martin and Oli Pratt teaming up with Tom Power. A grand total of 21 teams contested the event in 2019 with more expected to line up in this year’s edition.

Driver feedback from the first Team Enduro was excellent, with Seven 310R driver Chris Aubrey praising it himself, saying “The event was great, it was really well run and struck a nice balance of bring competitive but remaining fun”. Roadsport competitor Anthony Warner was another driver to speak positively of the Enduro, complimenting “It was brilliant, really good fun and great to get to meet the drivers up the ladder”. Ian Sparshott, a regular 420R racer, also gave his feedback stating “It was a brilliant weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a really good addition to the calendar”.

 

For more information on the Caterham Motorsport Team Endurom and if you would like to take part, please contact Kirsty Durrant at Caterham Cars on 01322 625835 or e-mail at kirsty.durrant@caterham.com.

If you'd like to buy tickets and watch, please head over to the Silverstone website here: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/british-racing-sports-car-club/