Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2018: Time has been taken to pull together this season’s race calendar shared between Dubai Autodrome and the Yas Marina Circuit. Club level motorsport is price sensitive and its the objective of the organisers of the Gulf Radical Cup to try and keep costs as low and as transparent as possible.
With the support of Radical UK, the price of Hankook racing tyres will be subsidised, making them AED 700 cheaper than what UK competitors pay.
2018/19 Full Season Entry Fee – AED 29,900 (+ VAT) (available until 18th October)
Early Entry Offer – If entry is completed and paid for before the 15th September a free set of tyres will be gifted, effectively bringing your season entry fee to below AED 25,000.
2018/19 Single Event Entry Fee – AED 6,000 (+ VAT)
In order to save some cost for some and allow drivers to pick and choose, testing and hospitality will be offered separately.
Testing is available at selected events on a Dragon Wednesday, at most events the hosting circuit will host an open pit lane session, and at all events there will be 2 x 30 min (mixed class) timed testing session. The fee for these will be paid directly by the competitor to either Dragon Racing or to the circuit at sign on.
Full season hospitality packages will be available soon, or drivers can choose to pre purchase hospitality per event and based on how many guests they might have. Some may choose to stay light and just make use of the local facilities or the team refreshments offered on the GulfSport Hospitality awning.
GulfSport agree partnership with Dragon Racing to supply Hankook for the GRC
The global pricing of tyres continues to rise but we have worked hard to keep the local price of racing slicks for the Gulf Radical Cup just under what competitors were paying for Dunlops last season. This is actually working out to be one of the cheapest prices globally for Radical Hankook slicks, some AED 700/set under the price UK competitors pay.
Hankook Ventus F200 – AED 5,320 (+ VAT)
SR3 Front – 200/580R15 & SR3 Rear – 260/610R16
Technical data on the new Hankook tyre will be available on request. Dragon Racing will be operating a state of the art fitting service across all of the official GRC race weekends, including test days. All tyres must be purchased through GulfSport Racing prior to fitting at Dragon Racing.
“The selection of Hankook and the specific tyre options follows 12 months of extensive development. Evaluation has taken place on each model in multiple climatic and test conditions from the cold and wet of a UK winter through high temperature in the US and endurance testing at Spa. Each tyre and compound selected delivers performance comparable to or exceeding its predecessor.
The decision to select Hankook was not solely based on tyre performance, but also their commitment to deliver a consistent service globally both in terms of supply and in the paddock support they will provide our race series.”
Alex Mortimer, Radical’s Sporting & Technical Director
Report: GulfSport Racing
Photos: GulfSport Racing & Darren Rycroft