The Gulf Radical Cup kicks off for the 2019 season in October running to March 2020 with 7 events, starting at Yas Marina Circuit on 26th October.

Known around the world as 'the gentleman driver's race series of choice', Radical racing is stronger than ever globally. With up to 5 hours of track time available at each event it offers enormous value. Drivers have the option to share the event (and cost) with a second driver, changing drivers at the mandatory pit stop. If you are new to Radical racing then please contact us to find out more or read our FAQs here. 

Below is the key information drivers and teams need to know for the upcoming season. An additional event added to the calendar, and a 30 min official test now included on the season entry fee.

Format

The testing format at every event may vary slightly but the race format is fixed.

Typical format is as follows:

Thursday

AM - 3 hour Open pitlane (no official timing, not included in entry fee, AED 950)

PM - 1 x 30 Min Official Practise (included in race fee)

Friday

AM - Q1 - 15 Min (Driver 1)

AM - Q2 - 15 Min (Driver 2)

PM Race 1 - 45 Min (Driver 1 start)

Saturday

AM Race 2 - 45 Min (Driver 2 start)

Dragon Racing run Motorsport Wednesdays will be available on a selection of the GRC rounds, from AED 3,300 per car for approx. 4 hours of exclusive track time on the same circuit layout as the race weekend

Season Rewards & Incentives

  • Radical Sportscars UK continue to support the 2019/20 Gulf Radical Cup with a fully funded race weekend in the 2020 Radical UK Cup at Silverstone for the Champion.

  • Radical Sportscars UK are again supporting the 2019/20 Gulf Radical Cup with a free set of tyres for drivers signed up for the full season before 31st August 2019.

  • Virage Racing Academy in Spain are supporting the 2019/20 Gulf Radical Cup with a fully funded test in their Ligier LMP3 car for the Vice Champion. Read more here.*

*Final contracts to be signed, but intention is to repeat as last season.

Entry Costs

The entry fee for the 2019/20 season (7 events) is AED 39,800 (+vat). This will include Thursday 30min Official Practice, Q1/Q2 also Race 1 & Race 2. At all events there will be a 3 hour (mixed class) open pitlane arranged by the hosting circuit, this will be priced at around AED 950. Dragon Wednesday Test Days will also be available at most events.

  • 2019/20 Advance Race Entry Fee - AED 36,500 (+vat), must be paid before 31st July 2019.

  • 2019/20 Race Entry Fee - AED 39,800 (+vat), must be paid before 31 August 2019

  • Free set of Hankook Slick tyres will be provided to any full season entry paid for before the 31/8/19.

  • Single entry fee - AED 6,500 (+vat)

  • 3 hour morning testing Fee - AED 950 (+vat), booked and paid directly to circuit.

  • Dragon Wednesday Testing - from AED 3,300 (+vat) (paid directly to Dragon Racing)

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Tyres

Hankook has been selected as the Global Tyre Partner by Radical Sportcars UK and will be available exclusively from GulfSport Racing. Tyre usage will be limited to one set per event (Q1, Q2, R1, R2). A punctured or a damaged tyre will be dealt with in the Sporting Regulations). Global tyre prices have generally increased for this season, but we have been able to retain the same pricing as last year:

  • Hankook SR3 Tyre (Set) - 5,320 (+VAT)

Driver eligibility 

Any driver with an FIA issued race licence is able to compete in the Gulf Radical Cup. If you are unsure about the licence you have (or need) please contact us and we will assist you. The previous FIA ruling that did not allow for foreign drivers to score points in a national series has now been abolished.

Any driver competing on a non-UAE licence will need to present 'start permission' issued by their home ASN. Example here - again if you are not sure, please contact us.

Hospitality

Hospitality can be arranged on a individual basis. Please contact us if you wish to book.