Eight V8-powered Radicals to debut in opening round

The Radical SR8

The Radical SR8

Eight of the newly eligible V8-powered SR8s will take the start at the opening round of the Radical Australia Cup this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Defending RAC winner Neale Muston is amongst those confirmed to enter one of the new, 430hp SR8 models, which will compete alongside the more familiar motorcycle-engined SR3s.

Chris Medland, Graeme Cook, John Corbett, Nick Kelly, Peter White and Richard Kimber are also confirmed in SR8s for the opening round – in addition to Ash Samadi, who has jumped seats from Australian GT and his regular Mosler drive.

Series stalwarts including Tony Palmer, Andrew Macpherson, Peter Johnston and Simon Haggarty. are among the 20 260bhp SR3 entries, as is Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge regular John Morriss.

Former Formula 3 racer Barton Mawer will act as Driving Standards Observer for the six-round season, while a new management structure sees Mike Barry become category manager and Brendon Radford step into the role of series director.

The opening round will take place as part of SMP’s Top Gear Festival, which will also feature the opening round of the 2013 Touring Car Masters. The remaining Radical events will run as part of the Shannons Nationals.

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