The 2020 GRC Champion will again be given the chance to race at Silverstone in a fully funded drive with the Radical Works Team.
Following a meeting between GulfSport's Barry Hope and Radical's CEO Joe Anwyll at the Goodwood Festival of Speed , an agreement was made to continue to offer a free set of tyres to all entries into the GRC that are completed before the 31st August. In addition to this the 2020 GRC Champion will again be given the chance to race at Silverstone in a fully funded drive with the Radical Works Team - a prize that D5 Racing’s Jeff Curtis and James Edmeades are taking up this season.
Anwyll added “In the 12 months since GulfSport Racing was reappointed as our UAE distributor, Radical has been delighted with the continuing development of the Gulf Radical Cup as a key element of our ‘Race The World’ global championship concept. The 2019-2020 calendar sees a fantastic spread of events across Abu Dhabi and Dubai and the timing of the calendar couldn’t be better for European and North American racers looking to continue their on-track fun through the winter. We look forward to seeing even more cars on the grid including brand-new SR3s, challenging for a fantastic roster of prizes which include a Works drive at Silverstone in the UK.”
In addition, Virage Racing are delighted to confirm the offer of an LMP3 test for the 2019/20 Gulf Radical Cup Vice Champion. Just a few months ago it was Ian Roberts who took this amazing prize. He later commented, “At the start of last season I told myself that if by any chance I managed to win one of the two prizes offered by Gulf Radical Cup/GulfSport I would decline, but by the end of the season I was excited and ready for the chance to try the LMP3 car.
"I have been a fan (observer) of motor racing my whole life, and never dreamed that I would have the chance to drive one of these cars. The fact that I did have the opportunity, and more importantly the skill, was simply mind blowing.”
Gulf Radical coordinator Fred Jacobs added, “The Gulf Radical Cup has really been able to open the doors of high-level European prototype racing and the UK Radical Challenge with these prizes on offer to our drivers. For many, its a dream to drive a car like this LMP3, but Ian Roberts (who never expected it) realised that dream last season. I hope more take that on board and come racing with us this season.”
Five drivers so far have completed entries for the 2019/20 Gulf Radical Cup, three of which are new to the series. Sporting and Technical Regulations have been finalised and are currently with the ASN for approval. ATC has now been renamed EMSO (Emirates Motorsports Organisation). Prospective drivers are reminded to take advantage of the early entry offer, seeing full season entry fees reduced, if fully paid before the 31st July, so not far away! With this and the tyre offer it effectively takes the net fee down to AED 31,180 (+vat) for all seven events, once you take your set of free tyres at the first event.
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