Bahrain Motor Federation announce new series

London 21st January 2004, The Bahrain International Circuit, in association with the Bahrain Motor Federation announced plans today to develop a one-make regional race series to be operated by Bahrain-based Radical Sportscar distributor, ...

London 21st January 2004, The Bahrain International Circuit, in association with the Bahrain Motor Federation announced plans today to develop a one-make regional race series to be operated by Bahrain-based Radical Sportscar distributor, GulfSport.

Marking the first phase of Bahrain's local motorsport infrastructure development plan, this will enable local enthusiasts to own, test and race a modern two-seater racing car, whilst taking advantage of a structured driver training and development programme at the Bahrain International Circuit. The 'Gulf Radical Championship' is expected to attract some 30 competitors, from Bahrain and neighbouring GCC countries, whose cars will be stored and race prepared at the Sakhir Circuit, and will be supported by GulfSport's race engineers and mechanics on testing and race days.

The 252bhp Radical SR3 sets new standards of safety, yet is the world's fastest one-make sports racing car, and has been breaking lap records around the world. In Germany, a road legal Radical SR3 recently knocked 12.8 seconds off the 14- mile N/rburgring 'Nordschliefe' circuit record. With a 6-speed sequential gearbox, slick racing tyres and full aerodynamic package, the Radical SR3 uniquely offers near Formula 3 lap times in a two-seater sports car. The Radical championships attract a wide range of drivers from the keen amateur and aspiring youngster, to seasoned professionals such as ex-F1 driver Martin Donnelly, and the seven times Le Mans racer, Marc Goossens.

With exclusive Radical test sessions and driver development, GulfSport's Radical SR3 customers will have no shortage of track time to hone their skills. GulfSport is expecting to attract significant media interest and race sponsorship to both help promote the Championship and make a financial contribution to competitor racing costs.

Further information about the Gulf Radical SR3 Supersport and the Gulf Radical Championship can be found at www.RadicalSportsCars.com.

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Series Road racing
Drivers Marc Goossens , Martin Donnelly