After a successful 2018/19 season the next one is sure to be just as competitive and enjoyable for drivers and teams alike.
Hoping to seal the deal this season is D5 Racing’s Jeff Curtis:
“Last year brought a higher calibre of drivers to the Gulf Radical Cup and we maintained 2nd place most of the way through the championship until our DNF whilst fighting for first place in the last race, our only DNF in 2 years of racing!”
While some other series organisers are scaling back what they do in the UAE, the GRC has added an additional round to the series, making 14 races at 7 events (4 at Yas and 3 in Dubai). As usual the season kicks off on the full GP circuit at Yas. With 14 cars on the grid at the event last year, we expect to better that.
Fantastic end of season awards are again expected to be offered by main partner Radical Sportscars in the form of a free set of tyres for all entries made before the end of August, and a fantastic fully funded race event at Silverstone for the 2020 GRC Champion. Interestingly, while this award was handed to last season's Champion Jani Hjerpi, it will be the D5 pairing of Curtis and Edmeades who are headed to Silverstone, as Hjerpi will not be available to take the prize.
“After receiving the news that we had been awarded a manufactures drive at Silverstone courtesy of GulfSport Racing and Radical UK both James and I were ecstatic. James my driver coach and co-driver will of course accompany me, so I am very much hoping to do myself justice on a particularly, challenging, technical and fast paced circuit. I am very much looking forward to racing on the British Formula One track where many of the greats have tested their grit, and only hope i can do it justice.”
Looking to come back this season is North Motorsport. Sam North said in a recent interview:
“Last season’s Gulf Radical Cup was North Motorsport’s first full competitive season. With a second place finish and some strong performances in podium positions, it is clear that the pace to complete for the championship is there. The car showed great reliability, enabling drivers (Sam North and Hugh Smith) to focus on getting speed out of the car. We hope to be back next season and achieve even better results!”
An event was initially pencilled in for Bahrain in December, but due to very high circuit costs at the BIC it has been removed. The GRC is in talks with the management of the new KMT circuit in Kuwait, and its hoped that a visit there is on the cards.
Entries now open! Please click here to read more detailed information about this season and click here to see the online entry form. Despite increasing circuit fees from the DA and Yas, the pro rata rate entry fee made as a whole season entry is only AED 231 more than last season, even though the Thursday afternoon test is now included in the entry fee.