An exciting new season lies ahead for competitors of the SR1 Cup and Radical Challenge in 2020 as Radical rolls out a restructured class format, introduces new awards and continues to offer outstanding incentive packages, while freezing entry fees across its leading UK sportscar championships.
Online entries are now open with fees remaining at 2019 prices, yet with the same level of incentives still on offer to reward both early-bird and season-long commitment. Those incentives include a complimentary set of Hankook tyres at the first round for competitors signing up for the full season in either championship, while Radical Challenge drivers entering all events on a race-by-race basis will receive the same at the final round of the year.
Among the changes for 2020 are two exciting new categories headlining the new-look Radical Challenge, with a reinstated Club Challenge class for 1340cc SR3s, plus the introduction of the RPE Teams’ Trophy to reward team performance.
The Radical Challenge is set to go from strength to strength in 2020, with the creation of two new awards categories. To further bridge the gap in performance from the SR1 Cup to the hotly-contested 1500cc Radical Challenge, a revitalised Club Challenge class for the 1340cc SR3 will welcome new Solo Challenge drivers to the grid this year. Just as quick as their more powerful brothers through the corners, the 1340cc machine is a fantastic, cost-effective introduction to SR3 competition.
For the first time, results will also count towards the RPE Teams’ Trophy – a title recognising the technical excellence of the competing teams. The top two cars from any team – regardless of class – will score points in each race toward the Trophy, with additional points available for pole and fastest lap.
The championship retains its highly-popular seven round, two-day format comprising qualifying, two 50-minute endurance races and a 20-minute sprint across every weekend. The revered Brands Hatch GP layout makes a welcome return as the series supports SRO’s GT World Challenge Europe package in May, before heading to Snetterton to appear on the prestigious British GT bill.
Following extensive customer consultation, it’s a case of evolution rather than revolution for the 2020 SR1 Cup, with the only amendment to the regulations allowing for unrestricted wet tyre usage.
Despite being Radical’s entry-level sports prototype series, the 182bhp SR1 still boasts GT4-beating pace, providing unrivalled performance for novice and experienced drivers alike. Numerous new teams and drivers joined the series in 2019 – including eventual Champion Shane Stoney – and a raft of newcomers are already testing, ready to join the grid in 2020.
Castle Combe and the Snetterton 200 layout offer two fantastic new challenges on the SR1 Cup calendar, which again takes in six single-day, two-race format events. In addition to the standard schedule, SR1 racers can also join the Radical Challenge as an invitational class at select ‘Festival’ events, at both Silverstone and the legendary Spa-Francorchamps.
An official combined championship pre-season test will be announced shortly for early March, offering the perfect opportunity for competitors to meet up and prepare for the season ahead with the support of Radical’s renowned trackside, technical and spares support.
Carly Latcham, Radical Championship Coordinator, said: “We are really pleased to open our entries earlier than ever before for the coming season. We have worked hard to ensure that our pricing remains competitive against a motorsport landscape of rising cost, so it’s fantastic to confirm that all baseline fees, including hospitality, are frozen for both championships.
“We welcomed around 12 new teams and a host of drivers from across the globe to our UK championships in 2019. With strong calendars, fantastic new venues and fresh challenges on offer, alongside an unbeatable level of track time and incentives packages, we are looking forward to another year of strong competition in the Radical paddock.”
Radical’s online entry system makes it simple to register a team, car and driver for an event or entire season, with your user profile retained throughout the year to help provide seamless entry to additional events, book hospitality passes and other championship benefits. Visit radicalsportscars.com/online-entry to get started.
Provisional 2020 Radical SR1 Cup Calendar
- 11 April: Oulton Park International (Supporting British GT/F3)
- 23 May: Snetterton 300
- 13 June: Castle Combe
- 4 July: Snetterton 200
- 8 August: Brands Hatch Indy
- 24 October: Donington Park National
Provisional 2020 Radical Challenge Calendar
- 18-19 April: Donington Park National
- 02-03 May: Brands Hatch Grand Prix
- 16-17 May: Snetterton 300
- 20 June: Oulton Park International
- 15-16 August: Silverstone Grand Prix*
- 12-13 September: Donington Park Grand Prix
- 02-04 October: Spa-Francorchamps Radical Festival*
*Includes invitational class for SR1 and other models
Note: All dates and regulations are provisional and subject to change by the ASN/FIA until 2020 Radical SR1 Cup and 2020 Radical Challenge Sporting & Technical Regulations are published.ENTER ONLINE