Oh To Be Popular - The Caterham Academy 2003

Caterham 7

 

In record time, the grid for the 2003 Caterham Academy novice series has been completed with the final 35 places on the 50-car grid being taken in just 3 weeks.

Designed to foster the ambitions of wannabe Michael Schumacher’s, the Academy series has been responsible for introducing over 300 drivers into the world of motorsport since its inception in 1995.

For £14,950, the trainee racing driver takes delivery of a road legal Caterham Roadsport including all event and administration fees, a medical, full ARDS and technical tuition for the season ahead. With the basics behind them, competitors then get to turn a wheel in anger to contest 2 hillclimbs, 2 sprints and 4 races.

Andy Noble, Sales & Marketing Director of Caterham Cars said: "Anyone who has seen a Caterham race will understand why the series continues to be such a draw. But the speed in which drivers have signed up this year has even astonished us. It’s testimony to the evergreen appeal of the 7 and the sheer buzz you get from stepping behind the wheel for the first time."

Based on Colin Chapman’s 45-year-old design, the Caterham 7 continues to attract owners’ around the world – both on and off the track – to its unique motoring experience.

Next year, an estimated 650 drivers from Japan to USA, New Zealand to South Africa and from Germany to Turkey, will take to the track making the 7 the most raced car in the world.

The Surrey based car firm has already started taking orders for the 2004 Academy season.

Published 12 December 2002 Melanie Carter

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