The Radical SR1 Cup is the UK’s fastest and most exciting entry level and novice racing championship. The first wrung on the Radical racing ladder for rookie to intermediate drivers, the SR1 Cup makes prototype style sportscar racing both accessible and affordable.
Eight races across four events staged at some of the UK’s top race circuits provides the perfect platform for enthusiasts looking to take their circuit driving to the next level with a focused sports-racing car. With Radical’s unrivalled packages including a detailed driver training programme, on-track and technical tuition as standard, the SR1 Cup leads aspiring sportscar drivers through the entire journey from ARDS test to getting on the grid.
Visiting Europe’s fastest racing circuit for the first time in the series’ five-year history, Rockingham’s 1.94-mile International Super Sports Car Circuit will offer the class of 2017 a thrilling challenge like no other this weekend. By the pure nature of the series, no driver can claim the upper hand in terms of track experience or race performance, each entrant piloting identical high downforce, lightweight SR1s, powered by a 1340cc RPE-Suzuki engine delivering 210hp and 130lb-ft of torque.
If the opening series rounds at Brands Hatch last month are anything to go by, the popular high-speed single-make championship will continue another scintillating season of intense competition at Rockingham.
Experienced SR1 Cup racer Rob Ellice and series debutant Jérôme de Sadeleer earned a win apiece around the iconic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Backing up his round one win with another trip to the podium for third in race two, Ellice’s consistent form puts him top of the title table.
Equalling Ellice on 70 points is Richard Baxter. Dovetailing his debut Radical Challenge campaign with select SR1 rounds this year, he has already proved his championship potential with a pair of second-place podiums.
Making his outright racing debut last month, de Sadeleer got his rookie campaign off to a flying start, adding two pole positions and two fastest laps to his maiden career race victory to sit third in the title fight. Works team drivers, Rob Courtneidge and James Pinkerton are tied for fourth place on 51 points. Nielsen Racing’s Peter Devlin lies sixth overall while also leading the Fangio Trophy for drivers aged 50 years and over.
Radical SR1 Cup action at Rockingham takes place on Sunday 25th June, with qualifying scheduled at 10:15 followed by two 15-minute races at 12:10 and 15:10. For further event and ticket information visit www.rockingham.co.uk