The 2019 Radical SR1 Cup will build on its upward momentum from this year by retaining its successful format with a mixture of challenging circuits lined up for next season.
Utilising Radical’s entry level 1340cc 182bhp SR1 sports prototype, the SR1 Cup offers unrivalled bang-for-buck performance for both experienced and novice drivers alike.
For the 2019 campaign, the calendar will retain a six-round format, featuring qualifying and two 20-minute sprint races during a single day, trimming costs for its teams and competitors.
The year will begin with a high-profile support slot to the British GT Championship season-opener at Oulton Park for the second year in succession, before drivers will tackle world-famous tracks such as Silverstone, Donington Park and Snetterton.
Alongside the main championship fight, both the Rookie Cup for first-year drivers and Fangio Trophy for more mature racers, will return for 2019 offering awards across the grid.
Radical will also continue to offer its novice-friendly race training programme, meaning newcomers to the sport can be guided through the process of attaining their race licence, before benefiting from professional tuition both on and off track across the course of the season.
Radical’s Head of Motorsport, Alex Mortimer, said: “We saw grids steadily growing for the SR1 Cup across the course of this year, and the race format has proven popular with teams and drivers alike, so why change it?
“The second-generation SR1 has been a real hit since its introduction mid-2017. It offers truly amazing performance, yet is affordable to run and gives drivers lap times equivalent to GT4 cars, but at a fraction of the cost. We’ve already seen many drivers from other high-profile championships switch across to try the SR1, and I see that trend continuing next year.
“Equally, the SR1 Cup is also a great starting point for anybody new to the sport as we can bring new drivers in and train them through the basics of going racing all as part of an easy and cost-effective package.
“Interest in the SR1 Cup ahead of next season is very high, and it looks incredibly likely that we’ll have strong grids and some very close racing in store for 2019.”
Registrations for the 2019 SR1 Cup are open now, with online race entries due to open in January.
Provisional 2019 Radical SR1 Cup Calendar
- 20th April - Oulton Park (supporting British GT)
- 18th May - Cadwell Park
- 29th June - Silverstone National
- 27th July - Snetterton 300
- 21st September - Donington Park
- 19th October - Snetterton 300