12 January 2009
Caterham Cars is delighted to announce Drivers Republic as media partner for the Caterham Roadsport race series.
The online, interactive motoring magazine will support the Roadsport A and B classes – perennially the most popular and hotly competed series within the Caterham Motorsport ladder – with new levels of exposure by utilising its multi-media platform.
As well as reporting from the races, drivers-republic.com will create engaging features throughout the season and provide the series’ drivers with a community page to congregate between races and upload blogs, images and video content.
Caterham’s motorsport manager, Simon Lambert, said: “As a web based entity, Drivers Republic offers a whole new dimension as a media partner for Caterham and our drivers. The prospect of the online community with its videos and comments from the drivers is very exciting.”
Chris Harris, editorial director for Drivers Republic, said: “Drivers Republic has considerable history in Caterham racing. Richard Meaden’s first race was in the Roadsport series in the early 90s, and he came fourth overall. Jethro Bovingdon competed in the Academy in 2003 and finished second overall and I was one of the four drivers who won their class at the 2002 Nurburgring 24hrs, finishing 11th overall in a field of over 200 cars. It remains Caterham’s finest moment in international motorsport.”
“So, Caterham racing is in our blood and we’re thrilled to be the media partner for the 2009 Roadsport Championship.”
Taking its name from the 1600cc, 125bhp Roadsport road cars utilised, the 14-race Roadsport series offers a natural progression from the novice-only Caterham Academy and a cost effective way of climbing the motorsport ladder.
Roadsports A and B regulations feature minor performance upgrades from the Academy car specification, designed to match improved driver ability. This also allows drivers the option to compete in three different racing classes over as many years using the same vehicle, which can still be kept road legal.