One of Australia’s most versatile and experienced drivers has been revealed as the new face of Radical Australia Cup, with former Supercars regular Karl Reindler fronting the popular one-make sportscar category as the new Motorsport Series Manager to help guide and build its future.
An important part of the operation of Radical Australia in recent years as a DSO [Driving Standards Observer], driver coach and part-time commentator for Radical Australia Cup – which is now in it’s tenth season – Reindler has been tasked with the revival of the category off the back of internal changes in both Radical UK and with their exclusive Australian distributors RA Motorsports.
A regular on the Supercar program in both the Development Series and the International Championship, Reindler also has extensive open-wheel experience as a former Australian Driver’s Champion (Formula 3) whilst having also represented Australia in A1GP, famously taking Team Australia to a podium in Beijing in 2006.
Moving to a support role in the Supercar endurance races in past seasons, Reindler also took up the reigns with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the Driver Development Manager working with a range of young talents through the emergence of Formula 4, making the 32-year old an ideal candidate for the redevelopment of Radical Australia Cup alongside his other existing commitments outside of the category.
As a hands-on member of the Radical team in recent years, Reindler is a convert to the Radical cause, and believes it is an platform for drivers looking to experience true motorsport at a competitive level, with everything they need at hand to assist in their development, from technical support all the way through to coaching.
After a solid start at Bathurst in early February, the second event of the 2018 season is scheduled for the exciting new ‘The Bend’ motorsport complex in South Australia in mid-April.
2018 Radical Australia Cup
Rnd#1 – 2-3 February – Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales
Rnd#2 – 13-15 April – The Bend, South Australia
Rnd#3 – 11-13 May – Sandown Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Rnd#4 – 1-3 June – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria
Rnd#5 – 21-23 September – Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales
Rnd#6 – to be confirmed