Hagerty Radical Cup UK to make TOCA debut in 2023
Radical Motorsport and BTCC Series Organiser TOCA have today (26 October) announced one-make championship, the Hagerty Radical Cup UK, will be joining the support package for the British Touring Car Championship for two events during the 2023 campaign.
The announcement introduces a new and exciting partnership for the UK-based manufacturer with the UK’s premier motorsport series, and marks the first season that Radical will run its championship on the BTCC calendar.
The Hagerty Radical Cup UK will join the likes of the F4 British Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and the MINI CHALLENGE on the support bill at Snetterton 300 and Oulton Park on 20/21 May and 17/18 June respectively.
The BTCC package is one of the most popular motorsport series in the UK, regularly attracting huge trackside crowds alongside its comprehensive free-to-air coverage on ITV4 and, with Radical’s championships a popular choice among both entry-level and veteran racers for over 20 years in the UK, the addition of the Hagerty Radical Cup UK is set to bring a new and exciting element for BTCC fans.
Nicole Van Der Walt, Radical Motorsport UK Motorsport Manager, said: “We’re very excited to officially announce our 2023 Hagerty Radical Cup calendar. We hope that our drivers are looking forward to another great season and are as excited as we are by the addition of TOCA’s popular events.
“For the 2023 season, the previous Radical Challenge classes and separate SR1 Cup grids will combine for true multi-class racing, bringing a more intense and strategic dynamic to the race action. This also means that in addition to the SR1 and SR3 models, the turbocharged SR10, SR8, RXC and RXC Spyder models will also be eligible to compete.”
Tom Drewer, Radical Motorsport Global Motorsport Director, said: “With the SR1 Cup this year, we saw a number of very talented young drivers make the jump up from karting and do exceptionally well, so we hope that in 2023, the calibre of our driver’s combined with the high-profile promotion from TOCA will showcase the great opportunity of a career ladder that we can offer drivers.”
Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive, said: “We look forward to welcoming Radical to our BTCC events at Snetterton and Oulton Park. It provides the drivers and teams of this exciting series with the opportunity to shine on the biggest stage in the UK, and I’m sure the racing will be hugely entertaining.”