DTMotorsport has been involved in Motorsport since 1966, our Karting activities date back to the early 1990s with Chris Taylor driving his Comer 60cc Zip cadet in the 1992 British Cadet Kart Grand Prix at Silverstone against the likes of Gary Paffett and Luke Hines.
DTMotorsport then decided to move towards Saloon Car Racing and Dad racer Dave took over the wheel in the BRSCC Ford Fiesta Championship scoring regular top 10 finishes.
In 2003 Chris decided it was his time again and a Rotax Max Parolin Kart was purchased from Ian Shaw at Zip North West, Chris went on to finish in the top 5 in the highly competitive senior category in the GYG Karting championship in North Wales. In January 2004 it was decided that DTMotorsport would continue racing with the help of a JKH chassis and a Paul Carr engine, Chris finishing in the top 5 against drivers who had much larger budgets available in only his 4th ever race meeting. This kart package was used through 2004 into 2005, but as the season wore on Chris became disillusioned with the class and the regular contact during the races and was close to steering clear of the Karting scene.
Just as the thoughts of ending our ties with this fast and popular sport, a new class was developing in the North West, Formula Blue a class that uses Parilla 100cc Water-cooled Electric Start Engines was established and was given a trial run at 3 Sisters and GYG kart tracks in the North west by Manchester and Buxton Kart Club. Chris instantly took to this class, with the higher grip levels of the tyres used in this class and the overall reduced cost of the class in comparison to others Chris took it upon himself to promote this class in the North West and to ensure full Championship status for 2006 in the North West.
So into 2006 and Chris competed in the NKRA Northern Formula Blue Championship, competing at Wombwell, Fulbeck, 3 Sisters, GYG ad Warden Law, Chris finished consistently to finish 3rd overall and qualify for the "Grande Finals" in October. This performance was recognised by EKS Racing of the Midlands who sponsored Chris with a EKS Predator (Eagle) kart chassis for the final deciding round of the series. Chris took his experience in difficult conditions to finish 9th overall on the day, contributing to an overall seeded placing of 11th in the UK.
Chris has also sealed 2nd in the MBKC club championship after also taking that prize in the winter series earlier this year.
For the 2007 season Chris has decided to continue racing in Formula Blue with his new EKS predator chassis in the New Cheshire Kart Racing Club Hooton Park Championship.
Dave has decided to accept the chance of the North West EKS Kart agency and ensured the opportunity of the 4 times American Cadet Championship winning EKS "Mini" Kart to be homologated for the 2007 Season was not missed.
Chris took round one at Hooton park with a pole to flag victory. Round 2 was not so good after running in 4th Chris was forced to retire after damage to the rear bumper caused by another driver's error. Round 3 saw Chris take 2nd on the grid but torrential rain caused technical issues on the kart resulting in a disappointing 6th place finish.
Round 3 in June saw Chris dominate the meeting to take another Pole to Flag victory, winning 2 heats on the way, with Dave also securing in his first ever Formula Blue meeting the 'newcomer' trophy and more surprisingly 3rd overall!!!
Chris has been consistently scoring top 5 results throughout the year and after a 3rd place at the last meeting in September he leads the championship with the last 3 rounds to go, with 30 points in each round available his 11 point lead doesn't guarantee anything in this close natured sport
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