Radical Sportscars in association with MSVR launched a new championship for the 2013 season with the Radical SR1 Cup devised to bring new drivers into motorsport with a cost effective package.
Open to drivers who have either never held a race licence before, or are still eligible to wear a novice cross on the rear of the car (meaning they have competed in less than six races), the SR1 Cup leads aspiring sportscar drivers through the process of getting on the grid, with a detailed programme of driver training and technical tuition.
The SR1 Cup 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, all for the incredible price of just £37,500 - and drivers will get to keep the car. The process is designed to guide drivers through the entire process of competing from signing-on to setting up the car to the race craft itself. 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. Each race event takes place at the same meeting as the Radical Clubman's Cup, ensuring that there will be support, and the qualifying session and two races will take place on the same day.
The SR1 is a two-seater sportscar powered by a 1340cc RPE-Suzuki engine modified to suit both racers in the early stages of their development and be extremely reliable with very low running costs. It weighs just 480kg, and therefore with its 185bhp still has a power-to-weight ratio that would shame most supercars, plus it has the benefit of downforce. It runs on Dunlop road tyres and drivers will be limited to two sets for the entire year to keep costs in check.
To register your interest in the Radical SR1 Cup, and for more information, please contact the Championship Coordinator Roger Green: