The most important driver demand; a "level playing field".
2018/19 - A TRANSITION season - Extended
For the past few seasons the RMEC (Radical Middle East Cup) uniquely allowed engines to be used that were not sealed by RPE (Radical Performance Engines). Radical wants all its official Radical race series to use only RPE sealed engines to ensure optimum reliability, performance and crucially, an assured level playing field.
However, some non-RPE sealed engines will only have a few hours on them going into the 2018/19 season. So this season will form a transition season where non-RPE sealed engines will be allowed to compete. This gives drivers plenty of time to align themselves for the 2019/20 season by which time we anticipate GulfSport Racing will be rebuilding and officially sealing RPE engines in the UAE. This will offer owners and teams a more cost effective and timely rebuild turnaround.
This period has been extended to the 2019/20 season, its was the hope of the GRC organiser GulfSport Racing to be in a position to rebuild engines locally in the UAE. Unfortunately this has not been achieved, so the non RPE sealed engined will still be allowed into the 2019/20 season. However eligibility scrutineeting will continue, so ensure a level playing field.
For first time in years general eligibility scrutineering was carried out for the 2018/19 season. This did see a few infringements enforced and will continue for the 2019/20 season as per the Technical Regulations.