Vinales could race Radical after debut
Motogp star Maverick Vinales could get a chance to race on four wheels after making his test debut in a Radical SR3 at Silverstone recently.
Vinales, who won the recent British motorcycle Grand Prix for the Team Suzuki Ecstar team, handled one of the British marque’s SR3 models on the Stowe Circuit.
The SR3 is powered by a 1500cc Suzuki Hayabusa engine, and was decked in the same livery as Vinales’ racing bike.
The 21-year-old Spaniard said: “For me the most impressive thing was the corner speed and the grip and the downforce. It was very impressive how fast you can go through the corners, and I was not used to this, because on a bike you go more slowly.
“From Motogp I am used to fast acceleration, but, even with the heavier car, I can feel the acceleration and you can feel the engine pushing in all the gears.”
Radical’s Roger Green added: “Clearly there’s a big difference between the GSX-RR [Suzuki bike] that Maverick raced to victory at Silverstone and our car, but he was quick to adapt and up to speed fast. He’s a quick learner and impressed our crew with his measured approach to it. We’d be delighted to offer him a drive in the future.”