27 August 2013

ANOTHER BATHURST FIRST will occur at 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, as the Radical Australia Cup joins the support category program for their first trip to Mount Panorama next February. The rapidly-growing Radical Australia Cup (RAC) sportscar category – headquartered at Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales - features two classes of open-topped, Le Mans-style sports racing cars that offer the closest thing to top-level Prototype racing in Australia.

This year, the 2.7 litre, 430-horsepower V8-powered SR8 Radicals joined the existing four-cylinder SR3 racers and are now amongst the quickest racing cars in Australia – lapping just a few seconds slower than a Formula 3 open wheeler and substantially quicker than a V8 Supercar.

The two-class format produces competitive racing through the field and a large grid is expected to assemble at Mount Panorama next February. A mixture of drivers, ranging from 'gentleman' racers through to full-on professionals like James Winslow, Josh Hunt, George Miedecke and Nathan Antunes, regularly make up the field.

It will mark the first time that the Radicals will have competed at Mount Panorama and class front runners are expecting spectacular racing, not to mention spectacular lap times, too.  "The Radical Australia Cup will put on an incredible show at Bathurst," said regular RAC competitor, series driver coach and 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour starter, James Winslow.

"The cars are very fast and produce very exciting racing. Radical is a global formula and is very big in Europe, where it races at all the great circuits like Spa Francorchamps, Silverstone and more. It's only natural that the next step for the Radical Australia team was to race at Mount Panorama. 

"The SR8s will be doing more than 280km/hr down Conrod Straight and will be incredible to watch across the top, thanks to their downforce and aero.  "It's hard to predict their lap times, but at Sydney recently we lapped two seconds faster than the same GT3 vehicles that race in the 12 hour, and we've seen that they can do 2m04s at Bathurst.

"Having raced the cars and worked with the series for several years, I'm sure they're going to be a sensational addition to the 12-hour Event and will only add to the international feel."

A three-day General Admission pass costs $50 ($35 concession) whilst single-day Saturday and Sunday only passes cost just $25 each.

The 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be held on the February 7-9 weekend at the world renowned Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales.
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