Published on January 15th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Radical Australia Reveals New Global Partners for 2018
In conjunction with Radical Sportscars, RA Motorsports, the exclusive Australian importer and distributor for the popular British-built racer, have revealed that Hankook Tires and Motul Lubricants will become the sole suppliers of tyres and oils for the Radical Australia Cup in season 2018, as part of a range of initiatives Radical are looking to introduce in their 21st anniversary year.
In particular, the announcement marks the move towards unified model specification and regulations across all official championships operating now across four continents. This will provide a new, consistent level of support and service for all Radical racers, teams and distributors, whilst also enabling drivers to compete on a simplified and level playing field anywhere around the world that Radical compete.
Hankook Tire is one of the global top five companies manufacturing innovative, award winning radial tyres of proven superior quality. After an intensive 12-month period of testing to equal or exceed the performance of previous specifications, Hankook Ventus tyres will be standard OEM and aftermarket fitment across the Radical range. Hankook will also provide a dedicated paddock support service at Radical race events.
For more than 160 years world-class French company, Motul, has been unanimously recognised for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, and as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. These will become standard OEM and aftermarket fitment for all Radical models, including the SR1, SR3,
SR8 and RXC. The Motul product range will be available from Radical’s Sydney HQ, trackside and through Radical’s 30 worldwide distributors.
Nigel Land, Radical Sales and Marketing Director: “We are delighted to announce Hankook Tire and Motul as our new technical partners with immediate effect, ready for the new racing season. Both partners are at the forefront of their industries, pushing the performance boundaries they are recognised and respected for the world over, making them the natural choice and perfect fit to partner Radical in our 21st year and beyond.
“We have undergone 12 months of intensive testing with both companies in multiple climatic and test conditions, to meet our extensive durability, quality, reliability and performance requirements. The appointment of Hankook and Motul further underpin Radical’s commitment and ever developing racing vision.”
The news has been welcomed in Australia where RA Motorsports are on the eve of the opening round of their 2018 season at Australia’s most iconic venue, Mount Panorama.
Greg Smith, Co-Director RA Motorsports (Australia); “We look forward to the introduction of both Hankook Tires and Motul Lubricants into the Radical Australia Cup and as a partner in all the events we compete in around Australia. We have worked closely with Radical Sportscars over the last 12-months as they have tested and worked with our new partners to ensure the best product available for our many customers competing in Australia and New Zealand, and we look forward to working with them both this year.”
2018 Radical Australia Cup
Rnd#1 – 2-3 February – Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales
Rnd#2 – 13-15 April – The Bend, South Australia
Rnd#3 – 11-13 May – Sandown Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Rnd#4 – 1-3 June – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria
Rnd#5 – 21-23 September – Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales
Rnd#6 – to be confirmed