RADICAL AUSTRALIA ANNOUCES NEW CARS AND PLANS FOR 2012 SEASON
10 August 2011

Continuing their strong season of growth in the national market, Radical Australia has today announced the availability of an exciting new car to compete in the 2012 season.
The 2012 Radical SR3 CUP model has been specifically devised and developed by Radical Australia in conjunction with the UK-based Radical factory for use in the Australian market.  Specifications of the vehicle have been carefully designed to produce the best overall vehicle in price and performance for racing in the 2012 Radical Australia Cup.

The 2012 car will have cosmetic changes to the nose, dive planes, modified side pods and changes to the rear louver section, whilst all cars will come with a twin exhaust system.

The 2012 SR3 CUP model will be eligible for Radical Australia Cup competition alongside the existing SR3 vehicles that have featured this year.

Radical Australia has negotiated a special package deal with the factory, with cars currently available for order for (AUD)$129,000* inclusive of GST and all costs.  Interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of this special price as quickly as possible whilst the Australian dollar remains strong.

Orders are currently being taken by Radical Australia with deliveries expected in mid-January 2012.

Additionally, Radical Australia Cup organisers have confirmed growth of the successful national series into 2012.

The series will have an expanded program of seven rounds with at least six on the Shannons Nationals rounds.  The likely calendar will include three events at Eastern Creek (NSW), two at Phillip Island (VIC) and one each at Sandown (VIC) and Wakefield Park (NSW).

Final dates of each event are still being finalised with a final calendar expected to be available in September / October this year.

The series will continue to feature a variety of racing formats as seen this year, and will continue with the 'Pro/Am' format introduced this year - wherein professional drivers can compete in up to two of the scheduled rounds.

Driver seeding will take on the UK-based system of a three-tiered structure, drivers classified as Pro (paid racer / instructor), Elite (National Champion or past RAC-winning amateur) or Amateur.

The Radical Clubman Cup - run at the NSW State level - will pause in 2012 before renewal in 2013, the Radicals eligible to compete in the NSW SuperSports category at state championship level.  Ongoing support from Radical Australia for any competitor competing at State level who requires it will continue as usual.


GREG SMITH - RADICAL AUSTRALIA, CO-OWNER:

"The Radical SR3 CUP is an exciting development and a great new vehicle to have available for our Australian customers.

"Specifications have been carefully chosen to create the best balance possible between price and performance.  Like all Radicals, the car will be able of being upgraded in specification however, the base base package is ready to race and capable of running at the front of the pack 'as is'.

"Given the strong position of the Aussie dollar and a package deal with Radical in the UK the price we have negotiated is very competitive and offers competitors a 'turn-key' package.

"The timing is perfect for many competitors as our second-hand vehicle stock has been almost entirely depleted, so owners looking to upgrade can feel confident of selling existing cars prior to the new vehicles arriving."


PETER OPIE - RADICAL AUSTRALIA, CO-OWNER:

"It's exciting to see the continued growth of the Radical Australia Cup after a very successful first year.

"The 2012 season is being pieced together and looks to be very competitive.  Our aim is to optimise grid sizes and make it as enjoyable and cost effective for our competitors as possible.

"We have received great feedback from our competitors and our plans for 2012 are based on what they have told us they want to see.  We have some major initiatives in terms of series prizes and awards to announce in coming weeks which will only add further value to the series and its long-term future appeal.

"State level and club motorsport remain very high on our agenda and we will continue to have a very strong level of representation at NSW State level, especially.

"We also continue to remain in full support and encouragement of the track-day drivers and are in the final stages of developing a specific car for that area, with details to be announced soon."





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