Caterham Motorsport announced its plans to launch its very own karting championship with Caterham-designed karts next year.
Under the new ownership Caterham is really branching out rapidly. The karting program will complement the motorsport division’s activities including Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing GP, and SP/300.R one-make championship.
It will will provide young drivers with the opportunity to take their first step in the world of motorsport. Caterham has 26 years of experience in running low-cost, high-value one-make race championships, so they should have no problem at all running a karting championship.
More details on the series will be announced throughout the 2012.
Caterham Motorsport Manager, Simon Lambert, said: “We’ve built a strong reputation for providing terrific value for money in motorsport through great cars and a playing field so even you could put a spirit level on it.
“Now we’d like to use this wealth of knowledge and expertise in karting by establishing a cost-effective series that will combine fun, technology and great competition elements that we think are beginning to be overlooked in kart racing.
“With progression possible through the Caterham ‘ladder’ right through to F1, Caterham karting will appeal to those looking to make a career in motorsport but, more importantly, our aim is to target the mass-market of parents and youngsters who would like to race in a competitive and yet affordable karting series which, until now, might have been an unachievable dream. Caterham is determined to make motorsport accessible to everyone.”