Radical Announces LMP1 Intentions
It’s not an impression of how a 2010 Radical SR10 LMP1 would look – how could it be, the regulations aren’t available yet? – but these images indicate how a 2010 Radical LMP1 might look, built to the current regulations.

“The ACO has yet to finalise the regulations for the new P1 class,” says Mick Hyde, “but when it does, Radical will be ready to respond. We have already demonstrated our credentials with the SR9 and we now have a design and manufacturing team capable of producing a very competitive car.”

The key indication here is that Radical is ‘actively seeking manufacturers who would like to enter the Le Mans arena’ – in the way that Cadillac did with Riley & Scott, or Chrysler with Dallara, for example.

“I see this as a great opportunity for a manufacturer to get involved with Radical,” continues Mick Hyde (Radical co-founder).

“To date Audi has had it all its own way. Pescarolo has shown what a small team can do, but we believe that the combination of a specialist constructor like Radical and the active involvement of a manufacturer, will bring success both on the track and from a PR perspective.”

“The SR9 of Rollcentre Racing would have been on the top step of the podium but for a racing incident and minor gremlins in the dying moments of the last two races,” adds fellow Director and Team Bruichladdich Radical owner, Tim Greaves. “Our SR9 was the fastest car on the circuit in the wet at Donington and we were only knocked off pole by two tenths of a second, by a last minute banzai lap from Tommy Erdos. So we have proved we can make a good ‘out of the box’ race car. The next logical step is P1 and we are keen to do it!”

2010 cars are likely to be less ‘LMP1 prototype’ and more ‘road car’ than coupe versions of existing cars.

 

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