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Sportscar test prize for 2014 F3 Cup champion

Saturday, February 01 2014

F3 Cup and Radical Sportscars have joined forces once again to award the 2014 F3 Cup champion a test drive in a 430bhp Radical SR8 RX, it was announced tonight (Saturday) at the F3 Cup Annual Awards Dinner.

With single seater drivers increasingly moving into sportscar racing to advance their careers, the one day test in an SR8 RX will be the perfect introduction to the category for the champion. The SR8 is primarily found in the European Masters, Radical's top-level pan-European championship, which visits prestigious circuits such as Monza, Nürburging and Brands Hatch.

Radical Sportscars is no stranger to F3 Cup, the UK's most cost-effective F3 championship: the Peterborough manufacturer entered a works-run Dallara in 2012 with SR8 racer James Abbott behind the wheel.

Phil Abbott, Radical Sportscars' co-founder, said: "Radical is delighted to offer the 2014 F3 Cup champion the opportunity to test the iconic SR8 RX, delivering LMP2 pace to racers around the world.

"We've been impressed with the level and breadth of talent on the F3 Cup grid - with their experience of high-performance single-seater racing the champion should have no problems getting to grips with the 430bhp SR8 RX straight away. And, get a useful insight into the world of international sportscar competition."

David Scott, Race Operations Manager for MSVR added: "We're grateful to Radical Sportscars for offering this prize to the 2014 F3 Cup winner. Driving the SR8 will be a great reward and will give him or her a great taste of sports car performance."

Registration for the 2014 F3 Cup championship is now open, drivers and teams interested in joining the 2014 F3 Cup should contact championship co-ordinator Simon Davey on 07770 368648, email f3cup@msvracing.co.uk.