Having dominated last years Radical SR1 Cup, Jerome De Sadeleer, steps up to the Radical Challenge this year with his Silverstone based Radical SR3.
De Sadeleer looked a likely champion from the opening round of last years championship, but is quick to acknowledge the different challenge ahead this season.
“It’s to set actual targets, particularly as I don’t have a massive amount of time to test. We have had three or four days including trackdays. It’s a brand new car so we need to find a set-up. But with the whole championship now changing to Hankook tyres, at least that is new to everyone,” he explained.
“I would be happy with podium finishes, but would like a win before the end of the year. I am not a hot head but I try to be consistent and I like to push myself though. I have to give of my best and I feel fairly confident with most of the circuits we race on, except Oulton Park. It’s new to me but heard it’s very good and I am learning it on the simulator,” he added.
His younger brother and ELMS LMP2 frontrunner Hugo also shared the SR3 at a recent Donington Park trackday. “He was amazed by the amount of downforce it had and loved driving it,” said Jerome.
He will be joined on occasions by Martin Verity and Sam Moores. “I am doing the first three rounds in the UK Championship, then maybe a couple of European rounds if they run, or would consider some later UK ones. I haven’t sat in a car for about seven months, but looking forward to a test at Spa later this month,” said Verity.
“I have tested a bit since I raced at Brands last year, but not sure what I will be doing for sure. Definitely one or two of the UK rounds, possibly Silverstone an one other,” Moores added.
Published by Peter Scherer for 360 Racing, March 15th 2018.