February 16, 2023 – In a boost to an already strong calendar, Radical Motorsport has confirmed competitors of its Blue Marble Radical Cup North America series will take on a street circuit for the very first time in 2023, at the famed Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16.
“We’re excited to announce the July destination on the 2023 schedule is yet another NTT INDYCAR SERIES crown-jewel event, the Honda Indy Toronto,” said Radical’s Global Motorsport Director Tom Drewer. “We are bringing the Blue Marble Radical Cup, its competitors, teams and partners to more spectator events this season to provide more atmosphere, more fun and more exposure than ever before.”
In a twist, the Blue Marble Radical Cup will join its Canadian counterpart, the Emzone Radical Cup Canada for a ‘race within a race’ format, which will see both series take to the track.
“This really shows Radical’s commitment to our large Canadian customer base, and obviously other successful premium make Cup series have done a similar thing in the past,” explained Drewer. “With contingents from both North and South of the boarder, we’re expecting one of the biggest Radical grids ever assembled. I want to thank Chris Bye and the team at FEL Motorsports, along with Honda Indy Toronto, and Radical’s official tire partner Hankook for working with us to make this happen.”
Set at Exhibition Place in the heart of Toronto, the Honda Indy boasts tens of thousands of spectators for a three-day festival event. With last year’s Sunday grandstand tickets selling out, it’s a fan favorite which , as reported by the Toronto Star, is equally loved by the drivers. Scott Dixon, the 2022 winner commented, “It’s a circuit you can really attack on. Some tracks you’re, like, on attack and you can go only eight out of 10. But here, it’s 12 out of 10. It’s like a bit of a bull ring. You can’t let up.”
The Blue Marble Radical Cup is only weeks away from its season opener at NOLA Motorsports Park, March 9-12, where the series will feature alongside Trans Am, FR Americas and F4 United States. The series will then support the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for three events in a row– during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, April 28-30, the Sonsio Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America, June 15-18 and the Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16. Texas is the penultimate stop for the Blue Marble Radical Cup where it joins fellow USAC sanctioned series Porsche Sprint Challenge and the USF Pro Championships at Circuit of the Americas, Aug. 25-27, before a fitting season finale with INDYCAR at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, Sept. 8-10.
“With more high-profile events Radical continues to attract rising stars from the country club and premium GT sportscar categories along with young karters and open-wheel drivers looking for an alternative pathway into prototypes and the upper echelons of the sport,” added Drewer.
Blue Marble Radical Cup events are open to all local and regional Radical racers with eligible cars to participate. More information, including links to register for events and obtain licensing can be found at www.radicalmotorsport.com. Please stay tuned to the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America social media pages for news and updates as the 2023 season approaches.
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About Honda Indy Toronto
Honda Indy Toronto is a world-class motorsports festival which takes place annually on a 2.874-kilometre (1.786-mile), 11-turn temporary circuit using the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto. The event features many attractions, food trucks, interactive displays and activities, and supports local charities. Honda Fan Friday offers general admission courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation. To date, $905,000 has been raised for Make-A-Wish® Canada. As one of Ontario's largest annual sporting events with the first race held in 1986 first known as the Molson Indy, it has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest race car drivers including past NTT INDYCAR SERIES champions like Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power as well as Canadian racing greats Scott Goodyear, James Hinchcliffe, Greg Moore, Alex Tagliani, Paul Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Robert Wickens, and more. Canadian Devlin DeFrancesco is planned to be in the 2023 starting field. Honda Indy Toronto is owned and operated by Green Savoree Toronto, ULC, whose affiliates also promote three additional INDYCAR SERIES races: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding (March 3-5, 2023), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (June 30-July 2, 2023) and Grand Prix of Portland (Sept. 1-3, 2023).
For more information, visit hondaindy.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy and Instagram @HondaIndy using #indyTO.
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