Yas Marina GP Circuit
When the Gulf Radical Cup started in 2006 who could predict that it would run every season for another 15 years. Well, here we are announcing the 2021/22 season, due to kick off 11th of November at the Dubai Autodrome.
The most exciting change to the season this year is seeing the series being fought over 21 races rather than 14 in previous years. 7 events from November to March will still take place but now with 3 races over a race weekend event.
To add a new and exciting dimension to the Gulf Radical Cup each event will have 2 x 25 minute Sprint Races and 1 x 45 Minute Enduro Race.
Teams and drivers will now have to focus their strategy not just on the Enduro format but also the two sprint races!
As before two drivers can enter the season, now called a “Team Entry” each driver will do a Sprint Race each and then share the Enduro Race.
All events will take place over three days. This allows for more time to prepare for each session and ensure enough time is there to rectify any issues if they arise.
A typical event will look at follows:
AM - 3 hour Open pitlane
PM - 1 x 30 Min Official GRC Practise
Sprint Qualifying - 20 Min (Driver 1 and 2)
Sprint Race 1 - 25 Min (Driver 1)
Sprint Race 2 - 25 Min (Driver 2)
Enduro Qualifying - 15 Min (Driver 1)
Enduro Race - 45 Min (Driver 1 and 2)
With a host of names returning from last season, we are also looking forward to welcoming at least 4 new drivers to the series, three of which will field the latest Radical SR3 XX.
Series Co-ordinator Fred Jacobs said:
“We are very excited to launch the new format for the Gulf Radical Cup. I think it will transform the weekend and really add a different dimension for both teams and drivers. While this 2021/22 season offers 50% more races, from 14 to 21 in a season, we have been able to keep the entry fee the same, with the early entries being opened on the 15th of June”
Entries will open online on the 15th of June. The Early Entry Offer will last until the 31st of July with a season entry fee of AED 36,500 (+vat). The first 5 drivers taking advantage of this offer will also be given a free set of tyres at the first event of the season.
In the following weeks to come details of confirmed drivers and team entries will be announced, along with some other exciting developments for the series currently in the workings!
Provisional 2021/2022 Gulf Radical Cup Calendar
|November 11th - 13th||Dubai Autodrome||UAE National Race Days||1||1, 2, 3|
|December 2nd - 4th||Dubai Autodrome||UAE National Race Days||2||4, 5, 6|
|January 20th - 22nd||Yas Marina - Abu Dhabi||Yas Racing Series||3||7, 8, 9|
|February 3rd - 5th||
|UAE National Race Days||4||10, 11, 12|
|February 24th - 26th||Yas Marina - Abu Dhabi||Yas Racing Series||5||13, 14, 15, 16|
|March 10th - 12th||
UAE National Race Days
|6||16, 17, 18|
|March||TBC||TBC||7||19, 20, 21|
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