The momentum surrounding Radical Motorsport’s inaugural World Finals, November 9-13, continues to grow with Hankook named as presenting partner of the Las Vegas based event. The five-day racing festival will crown three World Champions and send off Radical’s 25th Anniversary year in style.
“Since it commenced in 2018, our partnership with Hankook has been instrumental in developing the 14 international Radical race series and becoming one of only four manufacturers to have an international single-make series”, said Radical Motorsport’s Motorsport Director, Tom Drewer. “Therefore, it’s only fitting that they become part of the 25th anniversary finale – the Radical World Finals.”
Hankook Motorsport Europe Director, Manfred Sandbichler, said, “We’re delighted to participate in yet another chapter of Radical Motorsport, and offer the same high-calibre product and support that Radical owners around the globe have come to expect. We’re also excited to celebrate Radical’s 25th Anniversary and crown the three World Champions”.
Via its USA Motorsport operations, Hankook will be supporting the event with technical expertise and free tire fitment service to all competitors.
It's expected more than 40 Radical drivers from around the world will descend on Las Vegas to compete for the title of ‘World Champion’ in November. The famous ‘strip’ will be ‘base camp’ for the week and host an opening reception and gala awards dinner, whilst competition will occur across three classes– featuring Radical’s SR3 1340, SR3 1500 and SR10 models– at the nearby state-of-the-art Spring Mountain Motor Club.
The Radical World Finals presented by Hankook will also be the first event to use the full 3.24mile configuration of Spring Mountain’s new premiere road course, Charleston Peak, offering a new challenge and level playing field to all competitors. And whilst a large number Radical champions– past and present– have committed, it should be noted the event is open to all Radical drivers. A number of rental are also available, extending the invitation to drivers of all marques and series to test themselves against the best Radical racers in the world.
This announcement follows recent news that Caesars Palace was named ‘official host hotel’, and Travel Counsellors as ‘official VIP travel concierge provider’ of the Radical World Finals presented by Hankook. It also comes just a week after Radical crowned its 2022 UK champions James Lay (Radical Challenge SR3) and Daryl DeLeon (Radical SR1 Cup), and over thirty cars competed in the penultimate round of the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America series at Circuit of the Americas.
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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