22 / 23 May
Chris Dittmann Racing will continue its successful association with Alex Fores into 2021, as the 21-year-old steps up to the BRDC British F3 Championship.
Fores almost claimed last year’s F3 Cup title with the Tewkesbury-based team, and competed in BRDC British F3 rounds at Donington Park and Snetterton. He has returned to the wheel of the Tatuus-Mountune car in pre-season testing ahead of the opening round of the 2021 campaign at Brands Hatch on 22/23 May.
At present the arrangement covers the opening rounds in Kent, though both parties are hoping to extend the relationship to include the full season.
The British driver scored four wins from 10 races in F3 Cup last year, and was on the podium eight times, just missing out on the overall crown by 13 points. He also secured four pole positions and five fastest laps.
Prior to his F3 Cup campaign, Fores had raced in the Junior Saloon Car Championship in 2014 and ‘15, and was fourth overall in the Monoposto 1800 category in 2016.
A first taste of F3 machinery came in the 2017 Monoposto Championship, before an appearance in that year’s Walter Hayes Trophy for Formula Fords.
Completing his A-Levels in 2018, Fores found time for half a season of Monoposto F3 before a full-time campaign the following year which almost saw him crowned champion, but for a car problem in the final race of the season.
The relationship with Chris Dittmann Racing began after that event at Brands Hatch, and the pair teamed up for the 2020 F3 Cup campaign, which he led on several occasions. CDR also handed him his first British F3 opportunity, where he demonstrated strong pace despite limited experience of the car, with a top-10 qualifying result in treacherous conditions at Snetterton showcasing his speed and car control.
|2020||F3 Cup - second overall
Selected rounds of BRDC British F3
|2019||Monoposto F3 - led the championship until the final round|
|2018||Monoposto F3 - half season|
|2017||Formula Ford 1600 - Walter Hayes Trophy
Monoposto Championship - F3 - one podium from three races
|2016||JMT Mono 1800 Championship - 4th overall with four wins from seven races|
|2015||Junior Saloon Car Championship|
|2014||Junior Saloon Car Championship|