23 May 2013

Former British GT Champion Jon Barnes is delighted to announce that he has joined Caterham Cars LTD as a factory driver for 2013.

Jon began driving for Caterham in the summer of 2012, assisting the car manufacturer with test and development driving in the Caterham SP/300.R and the company's newest race car, the supercharged Caterham R600. Jon was part of the R600's development from the outset, driving the car on its initial test at Rockingham in August 2012, right up until late December 2012.

Caterham has asked Jon to continue his driving work for the company throughout 2013, with his main focus being on the continued development and reliability testing of the 275bhp+ Caterham R600. This will ultimately lead to a racing return for Jon in the R600 at some point in the very near future - something which he is very much looking forward to after a break from racing for over two and a half years.

Jon is no stranger to Caterham racing, as that was where his car racing career began over 10 years ago, when he finished as a runner up in the Caterham SuperGrads Championship, before going on to win the 2004 Autosport Caterham Eurocup and the 2005 Cosworth Caterham Masters Championships. Jon has taken 23 race victories and a total of 44 podium finishes in his Caterham racing exploits.

Simon Lambert, Caterham'sChief Motorsport and Technical Officer said of Jon, “Jon was an obvious choice of driver for us. He has an impeccable record in Caterham racing and is a safe, and fast pair of hands to trust the R600 with. He's also very much part of the development team now which is important on a project like this“

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