By Timothy Neal

The winner of this year’s Radical Cup Australia 2022 will receive a funded trip to compete in a round of the 2023 Radical Challenge in the UK.

This year’s five-round season concludes this weekend at The Bend AutoFest, and the opportunity to travel to Europe for the world’s premier Radical racing series adds even more spice to the gathering.

Chris Perini currently leads the championship by just 18 points, with the Sydneysider having won races at Phillip Island, SMP and Queensland Raceway.

Peter Paddon is second in the standings in a one-win season so far, with two 45-minute races offering 84 points. Rookie Peter Carr is a point behind Paddon, followed by two other rookies in Jordan Oon and Adam Lisle, all with a shot at the championship.

The Radical UK series is now in its 21st season, racing at circuits such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Silverstone F1 circuit.

The British Radical Challenge runs at famous circuits such as Silverstone (pictured) and Donington Park (main picture) in Derby, Leicestershire

The One Make Radical competition now features 12 separate championships around the world, with countries and regions such as Canada, USA, Caribbean, Scandinavia, Korea and Gulf/Emirates each having their own series.

With uniform equipment worldwide, this means riders can travel all over the world to compete and there are plans to continue the growth of Australia’s national Radical Cup.

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19 competitors will take part in The Bend, where the winner will ultimately have the option of driving a lap in the UK or using the prize money value to fund a spot at the 2022 Radical World Finals at Spring Mountain Circuit outside of Las Vegas on May 9th. until November 13th.

Category Manager Charlie Bristow is delighted that the UK factory is showing its support for building Australia’s global presence.

“The support from the factory shows how serious Radical is about building their brand in Australia,” said Bristow

“It’s great for our competitors to be able to compete for a serious prize at the end of the season and to get the chance to go to Europe and compete against the best Radical competitors qualifies for that.

“The five lads competing this weekend are all pretty excited to be the first to win the prize and show how strong our series is against the very best Britain has to offer.

“Radical Cup Australia is part of the global Radical community and we would love nothing more than to see one of our riders go abroad and show how strong our series is against the top Radical competitors in the world.”

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Race 1 starts at 11:50am on Saturday (October 22), while the 2022 season finale is due to start at 10:10am on Sunday, with both races being streamed live on 7plus as part of the wider coverage of the final round of the Shannons Nationals .

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