Vi­nales could race Rad­i­cal af­ter de­but

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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.”

Rad­i­cal was Suzuki-liv­er­ied

Vi­nales: four-wheel de­but

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