Professional racing drivers Alice Powell and Abbi Pulling will make their Radical endurance race debuts in the penultimate round of the Radical Challenge Championship at Donington Park GP this month
With 15 W Series podiums between them, Alice Powell and Abbi Pulling will be teaming up in a factory-run Radical SR10 for the final endurance race of the Radical Challenge Championship, on Sunday 18th September. With a high horsepower, long-life powertrain, the Radical SR10 is everything you’d expect from a Radical – turbocharged.
Powell was famously the first woman to win a Formula Renault championship and in between W Series rounds, Pulling drives with the Alpine Affiliate program and this year became the first woman to drive a Formula 1 car in Saudi Arabia at the Grand Prix.
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Speaking of her upcoming race, Alice said ‘The last time I drove a radical was back in 2011 and I absolutely loved it, so I can't wait to get back behind the wheel of one. It will be slightly different to what I am used to driving, however, I know it will be a great experience.’
Abbi added, ‘I am very excited to drive the radical around Donington. It is a new car for me, and we’ll have the extra challenge of jumping straight into qualifying with no practice, however, I’ve only heard great things about Radicals so I’m looking forward to the weekend.’
Alice and Abbi will race alongside over 30 other Radical’s at the Donington GP circuit, including RAW Motorsports James Lay who is currently leading the Radical Challenge championship, and Jim Booth, who is travelling over from America with his SR10.
Radical’s UK Motorsport Manager, Nicole Van der Walt said, ‘we’re so excited to welcome two more competitive drivers to our grid for the penultimate race of the season. They’re obviously both very talented, but it will be interesting to see how they adapt to the car after jumping in for qualifying straight away.’
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The final round of the Radical Challenge championship will be livestreamed on Radical Motorsport’s YouTube channel, and updates can be seen across their social channels.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Radical Motorsport has enjoyed unprecedented growth as it heads into its 25th year, building and selling more cars in 2021 than at any other time in its history. The Radical SR3 XX and SR10 benefit from a suite of updates for 2022, and after its first full year of production, the Radical SR10 has become the fastest-selling car in Radical’s history, with over 100 examples already sold. A 33-strong global dealer network spanning 21 countries underpins this growth, and there are now 14 factory-supported Radical racing championships across four different continents, including the Radical Challenge UK and the Radical Cup North America.
Radical Motorsport is one of the world’s most prolific sportscar manufacturers, with over 2,800 cars produced in the past 25 years. From its 1997 inception, Radical set out to create a customer-lead niche in the world of motorsport, a race-bred thrill-a-minute driving experience on the racetrack and road.
A combination of lightweight construction, superbike derived technology and aerodynamic downforce delivers models faster than a super car, totally driver-focussed and rewarding to drive. Entering its third decade, the Radical stable includes the SR1, the most successful prototype-style sports racing car in the world – the SR3 XX, the record-breaking 405bhp SR8, road-specification Rapture, the RXC Spyder, RXC 600R, RXC GT3. The turbocharged SR10 was launched early 2021 and headlines Radical’s SR product range with over 425bhp and 380lb-ft of torque for blistering performance. All models from the renowned racing car manufacturer are solely designed, engineered and built at Radical’s Cambridgeshire headquarters, by 70 of the company’s 130-strong staff.
Radical was the first manufacturer to bring long-format, double-header endurance racing to club level motorsport competition while providing comprehensive spares and technical support. The marque’s official single-make championships offer the ultimate driving experience and progressive racing ladder for prototype-style sportscar racing for drivers of all abilities, while Radical’s ‘Race the World’ mission offers an end-to-end racing, training and support network across the globe.
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