Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK) – 11th August 2022: Radical Philippines are delighted to announce the debut of the inaugural Radical Cup Philippines. Billed as the fastest racing series in the region, the series will take on the local Batangas Racing Circuit and the FIA Grade 4-certified Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, north of Manilla.
Previously the official dealer for Radical Motorsport in the Philippines, Radical Cars Philippines, has enjoyed considerable success at the Petron Sparco Cup event, at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Barrio Maligaya, Batangas, Philippines.
Entering a pair of Radical Sportscars’ SR1 models, the factory supported team took a clean sweep of the three-event meeting, claiming outright victory in the Grid Race, Bracket Race and Track Attack competitions.
It was local ace Marlon Stockinger who claimed the major prize with a clean-sweep of pole position, fastest lap and the Grid Race win, driving the Motul PH-supported Radical SR1.
Stockinger is widely credited to be the fastest driver in the Philippines, and was the first Filipino racing driver to win an FIA-recognised Formula race in Europe, as well as serving time in the Lotus Formula 1 Team’s junior development squad. Stockinger also holds the fastest lap time ever recorded at the Clark International Speedway in a Radical SR3, bringing the car over the line in just one minute, 53 seconds.
As well as the Radical Cup Philippines, there’s a Philippines Radical Racing Academy where aspiring racing drivers can learn how to pilot a Radical in a safe and controlled environment with expert guidance.
The thrill of competing wheel-to-wheel within a full grid provides an adrenaline rush beyond compare, and it has become a draw for both club racers and seasoned professionals alike. This new race series takes the global total to 14 race series, across 4 continents supported by Radical’s 33 dealer partners in 21 countries.
These 14 series provide Radical owners the ability to ‘Race The World’ – an initiative launched ahead of the 2021 season which enlists its global dealer network to easily facilitate the participation of international drivers in its global race series, by either shipping their own Radical or arranging the lease of a local car.
Visit radicalmotorsport.com for more information.
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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