Alongside the new FIA World Endurance Championship, this event also forms the third round of the 2012 Dunlop Radical Cup, as well as entrants from the Intrax Radical Dutch Cup joining the grid. Always a popular round with European Radical racers, the field includes 21 Masters Class competitors, sure to be an awesome sight as they scream through Eau Rouge on the opening lap in identical specification SR8 RX.
The field includes representation from 15 countries, from the UK, Netherlands, Spain and the Czech Republic, to drivers travelling from as far afield as Australia and the USA. Ed Singleton was last year’s Radical Australia Cup champion in his SR3 RS; part of his prize was to participate in a round of the Shell Racing Solutions, without hesitation he chose Spa-Francorchamps. “I still pinch myself to think about this as reality; I’m a little bit nervous about racing at Spa but thought, what the hell, why not pick the best!” Click here to view Ed Singleton’s interview on Australian SPEED’s ‘Inside Racing’.
Meanwhile, reigning Club Spring Mountain Radical Challenge Champion Doug Ramirez will partner Radical co-founder Phil Abbott in a Radical UK Works Team SR3 RS, his prize for winning the series. Hopefully Doug will aquaint himself as well as predecessors Tim Day and ‘Dyno’ Don Simons did on their visit to Spa two years ago.