Caterham to perform Dublin street demo
19 April 2012 – Caterham will be wowing Irish Formula 1 fans as it takes to the streets of Dublin in June. The demonstration will be part of the Bavaria City Racing event, which has relocated from Rotterdam for 2012.
The five-hour spectacle will also include McLaren, the BTCC’s Motorbase squad, the Aprilia Superbike team and a number of GP2 representatives. Caterham is yet to confirm which driver will be in action.
“We are absolutely delighted to be taking part,” says Riad Asmat, Caterham Group CEO. “It is going to be a fantastic event and you don’t have to be an F1 fan to be excited about seeing our car and all the other teams taking part - the noise alone around the streets of Dublin will be incredible and we can’t wait to get over to Dublin and show our friends in Ireland what F1 is all about.”
A tempory course will be set up from the Convention Centre to O’Connell Bridge, passing through Customers House Quay, Butt Bridge, chicanes at D’Olier Street and high-speed drive-bys at College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street.
The event will take place on Sunday 3 June, with no less than 150,000 spectators set to attend. F1 has been deprived of an Irish representative on the grid since Eddie Irvine’s career ended after a tough season with Jaguar ten years ago. Incidentally, Rotterdam will still be running a street demonstration (minus the Bavaria branding) on Sunday 26 August, with Nico Rosberg starring for Mercedes.