Gulf Radical Cup to Host Final Round in Qatar

Gulf Radical Cup to Host Final Round in Qatar

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First venturing out of the UAE in 2008 to race at Bahrain in support of the Aussie V8 Supercars, the Gulf Radical Cup (GRC) will again be true to its name and finish the 2021/22 season at the super fast Losail Circuit in Qatar.
 
As always, the end of the season is a tense time. With double points awarded for the last three races, the Championship has been decided at the last event for the past 4 seasons. Racing on a circuit that virtually none of the drivers have laid eyes on before will be a real challenge!
 
The promoter of the GRC, GulfSport Racing has been working closely with the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and Losail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) to make this event happen and agreement was reached last week.
 
Round 7 in Qatar will take place on the 24th, 25th, 26th March* in Losail Circuit. Drivers will have the option to take part in a 3 hour private Gulf Radical Cup test on the Thursday, followed by 30 minute free practice on the Friday morning. Friday will then see the Sprint Race qualifying session and two Sprint Races; a busy day! Saturday features a qualifying session and a 45 minute Enduro Race.
 
Khalid Al Remaihi (LCSC Vice President and General Manager) commented:
“We are pleased to have the Gulf Radical Cup racing with us at the Losail International Circuit. Hosting a round of this series in Qatar will be a new challenge for the drivers and an exciting weekend of racing for all of us. We look forward to welcoming the teams, their drivers, the media and all the staff involved in the event.”
 
Radicals were last on track in Qatar in 2015 with Russian Sergey Shalunov taking a double win.
 
Martin Hope (Managing Partner at GulfSport Racing LLC) said:
 "It’s been a few years since the GRC has left the shores of the UAE, but I think it's time again to show the rest of the Gulf what have to offer with the Gulf Radical Cup. Interest is really high this season, especially with our new 21 race format. We look forward to going to Qatar, the track is super fast, so we expect some amazing racing and seeing who will be the 2021/22 Champion”.
 
The season officially kicks off on the 1st of November with a pre season test at the Dubai Autodrome, followed by the first rounds of the championship just a couple of weeks later.
 
* Provisional Date