GRAND FINALE SET FOR RADICAL AUSTRALIA CUP
17 October 2012

A ONE-DAY all-in shootout will decide the 2012 Radical Australia Cup at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. In a weekend of firsts, the final round of this year’s series will also be the first to be held on the extended 4.6km Sydney Motorsport Park ‘Brabham’ layout and the only round of the year to be contested over one day.

In a way it will also be a weekend of lasts, too – with the 2012 season closer to be the final Radical Australia Cup event to be held solely using the SR3 RS model.

The V8 powered Radical SR8 RX Competition Car will become eligible next season, with the SR3s running for their own class title within the 2013 RAC.

The unique format to be utilised next weekend will ensure there is plenty of pressure on those fighting for the 2012 title, acknowledged Sydney master Neale Muston holding a comfortable – but by no means safe – lead in the standings following a thrilling last-lap win at Phillip Island recently.

Muston survived rain and a one-lap dash to the flag to win a thrilling second 50-minute enduro in Victoria and as a result now holds a 54-point lead over Tony Palmer ahead of the finale’.

It’s the biggest point’s lead of the year in a season of contrasting fortunes and varied results for the ever-growing Radical field – this weekend the first of seven where the series leader has actually held a substantial margin in the points standings.

The Corse Motorsport driver is the king of Sydney, having won every round the series has held at Sydney Motorsport Park this season – though the use of the longer circuit should see the playing field slightly levelled for this weekend.

Teams will face a busy day on Saturday, two qualifying sessions, two sprint races and the 50-minute endurance race all compacted into the one day.

16 of the 19 cars have been entered by the Radical Australia works team, whilst Robert Baird and Gary Walker will travel from Victoria for their first run North of the border, after a successful season of growing Radical’s presence in Melbourne.

Also on the entry list is former Aussie international Nathan Antunes, who will make his Radical Australia cup debut at the weekend.

The 24-year-old Sydneysider has spent much of his career racing internationally in Formula BMW, Formula Renault and German Formula 3, and was also one of several drivers as part of the Team Australia squad in A1GP.

He is also one of Radica Australia’s team of driver coaching experts – and as such will be classified as a ‘pro’ driver amongst the field this weekend.

Meanwhile, state level racers Peter Paddon (First Focus IT) and Trevor Gerber (Radical Australia) will both make their RAC debut at the weekend following several rounds of competing in state-level competition. 

Action commences at 9:00am local time this Saturday, October 20th, with opening qualifying.

2012 RADICAL AUSTRALIA CUP
OUTRIGHT STANDINGS – After Round 6

1. Neale Muston 374
2. Tony Palmer 320
3. Simon Haggarty 292
4. Peter Johnston 272
5. Glyn Edis 242
6. Andrew Macpherspon 197

RADICAL AUSTRALIA MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Andrew Macpherson 158
2. Tony Haggarty 139
3. Richard Bloomfield 129

For further information – contact:

Tom Wilson – Sales & Marketing Manager, Radical Australia
0430 082 301 /
tom@radicalaustralia.com.au

 
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