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Radical to showcase new SR1 Cup car at MSVR GP Weekend

Thursday, September 13 2012

The newly formed Radical SR1 Cup championship will showcase its new low cost sportscar at the MSVR GP Weekend on 15/16 September at the famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

The Radical SR1 Cup, set to hit the UK's premier circuits in 2013, is a new championship designed for aspiring sportscar drivers. The championship will lead racers through the process of getting on the grid, with a detailed programme of training and technical tuition. This Saturday the new bespoke SR1 Cup Car will break cover when it completes a handful of demonstration laps of the 2.3 mile circuit.

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 with a 185bhp it has a power-to-weight ratio that would shame most supercars.

Roger Green, Radical Marketing Manager said: "We are really looking forward to demonstrating the Radical SR1 car in front of the crowds at Brands Hatch. Since the SR1 Cup launch four weeks ago we have been overwhelmed by the interest with 14 seats filled already and we have had plenty more interest for other drivers too."

The SR1 Cup will begin with the race licence procedure, 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 300, Oulton Park and Cadwell Park, all run by MSVR. Each race event takes place at the same meeting as the Radical Clubman's Cup, and the qualifying session and two races will take place on the same day.

For more information on the Radical SR1 Cup, please click here.

Tickets for the MSVR Club Car Championships at Brands Hatch on 15/16 September are available from £10, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.