Welcome to the Radical SR1 Cup

The Radical SR1 Cup is the UK's fastest and most exciting novice racing championship, and enters its third season in 2015 off the back of two fantastic years of racing. D rivers of all backgrounds have taken advantage of the detailed on-track tuition and support offered by Radical Sportscars throughout the last two seasons. Such has been the rapid growth of this first rung on the Radical racing ladder, places are already filling fast on the 2015 grid.

The very cost-effective package includes Radical's thrilling entry-level sportscar, the SR1 (fully built and ready to go), an Alpinestars Radical race suit, and the most comprehensive training and race programme in the business.  This begins with the race licence procedure (for those who need it), followed by two instructor-assisted trackdays, and a competitive Bedford Autodrome ‘How Fast’ event. It all culminates with eight races at some of the best circuits in the UK – and all for the incredible price of just £37,500+VAT. You can’t go faster or have more fun for less!

The championship begins with an ARDS test at any MotorSport Vision circuit, including a medical (for those already holding a race licence the cost of the 2015 renewal will be covered), before drivers take their cars to the first of two exclusive Radical trackdays, one at Snetterton in Norfolk, the other at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix – and both circuits that these novice racers will compete at later in the season. There will be instructors on hand to guide the drivers, timing will be possible and there will even be the opportunity for them to try practice starts with the full countdown procedure and start lights.

Experienced Radical staff and technicians are on-hand to explain everything that happens during a race weekend, from signing-on to taking the chequered flag, along with circuit driving theory, circuit driving techniques and how to prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Radical also details everything you need to know about preparing the car. The SR1 has been designed to be both easy and inexpensive to maintain and Radical’s works team engineers will explain just how to do it. 

With these trackdays under their belts and the adrenaline rush from driving these thrilling race cars still fresh, it will be time for the drivers to take part in their first competitive event - held at the Bedford Autodrome. ‘How Fast’ is like a trackday with a twist. After a one hour ‘free practice’ session (run to trackday rules), each car is fitted with a transponder and sent back onto the track one at a time for two flying laps – the fastest of which counts. It’s the perfect step towards qualifying because the races are now not far away.

Each race event takes place at the same meeting as the Radical Sprint and Enduro Championships, ensuring that there will be support, expert advice and a spares truck at each event, and the qualifying session and two races will take place on the same day to keep travel expenses to a minimum. The races will be held at Silverstone GP, Snetterton, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch GP, some of the finest circuits in the country. For those eligible to upgrade to a National A licence (having completed six races) there's also the opportunity to contest the non-championship Radical Festival at the awesome Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium - what better venue for your first taste of international motor racing?
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