On October 23rd, Malcolm Strachan tested Mach 3 Racing's new Radical SR3 Sports
Racer at Mosport International Raceway. With only 1100 lbs to push, the heavily
modified, 252 horsepower Suzuki Hayabusa engine propelled the nimble car quite well
around the 3.957 km circuit. Unfortunately, after the first session, the car developed
a misfire. Bad gasoline is suspected to be the root of the problem. Malcolm was still
able to get an idea of how the car handled, and began to explore the limits of the car
in the slower corners. He explained that he did not want to try anything heroic through
the faster corners with the car in that state. He said, "when the engine misfires, the
gets unsettled mid-corner, and then wants to snap out when it kicks back in."
Despite the problems, Malcolm was throroughly impressed with the machine. He raved about
the agility of the lightweight sports racer, and its potential. Both Mach 3 Racing and
Malcolm are keen to join forces in 2004, possibly entering the GT class of the ever-evolving
CASC Touring-GT Series.
For more information on the Radical SR3, and other Radical sports racers, visit Mach 3 Racing.
For photos of the test, click here.