Radical SR1 Cup
The Radical SR1 Cup enters its second season in 2014 off the back of a packed 2013 grid, thrilling races and rave reviews from its drivers, taking advantage of the detailed on-track tuition and support offered by Radical Sportscars throughout the season. Such has been the success of the inaugural year, places are already filling fast on the 2014 grid.
The very cost-effective package includes Radical's new entry-level sportscar, the SR1 (fully built and ready to go), Alpinestars Radical race suit, and a comprehensive training and race programme. 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. You can’t go faster or have more fun for less!
The championship begins with an ARDS test at Bedford Autodrome, including a medical (for those already holding a race licence the cost of the 2013 renewal will be covered), before two seminars take place. The first explains 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. The second 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.
From there the drivers will take their cars to the first of two exclusive Radical trackdays, one at Snetterton, the other at Brands Hatch – 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.
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 - again 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 Clubman’s Cup, 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 Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Oulton Park and Cadwell Park, some of the finest in the country, all run by MSVR.