Radical Motorsport appoint Kevin Gaskell as Chairman

Radical Motorsport

17th October 2022

 

Radical Motorsport Ltd has today announced Kevin Gaskell as its new Chairman, elevating him from his non-executive director role.

Gaskell has enjoyed three decades of success as a business leader; founding start-ups, driving turnarounds, and leading major brands in a variety of sectors including technology, manufacturing and professional services. Prior to joining Radical in October 2021 as Non-Executive Director, he served as Managing Director of Porsche Cars Great Britain from 1991, transforming the business in under five years to the UK’s most profitable car company before moving to BMW UK as Group CEO achieving record sales growth during his tenure. 

Outside of the boardroom, Gaskell is a world record holding trans-Atlantic rower, having crossed the Atlantic in 35 days and 19 hours smashing the previous record by 23 hours and has since gone on to share his experiences and business insights in his recently launched book ‘Catching Giants’. Alongside Kevin Gaskell on the Board of Directors are Joe Anwyll (CEO), Hitesh Katechia (CFO), Dan Redpath (Group Sales & Marketing Director) and Jan Osterloh.

In 2022 Radical celebrates its 25th anniversary, and the conclusion of the ‘Five-year turnaround plan’, set out by CEO Joe Anwyll shortly after his appointment in 2016. Radical’s global dealer network is now made up of 33 dealer partners, spanning 21 countries and supporting 14 official Radical race series across four continents. Its dealer network offers everything from sales to service, support, storage and driver coaching giving Radical customers the chance to race continuously throughout the year at the best racetracks in the world.

With five models in the range and the latest turbocharged SR10 model becoming the fastest-selling model in the company’s history, Radical Motorsport has established itself as the highest volume race car manufacturer in the UK, and the largest purpose-built race car manufacturer in the world.

Speaking on Radical’s growth, CEO Joe Anwyll said, “Radical as a company has grown and developed so much in the last five years, and the 25th anniversary has become much more than just another birthday. We recently delivered our 100th SR10 to a customer at APEX Motor Club in Arizona, and next month we host the inaugural Radical World Finals at Spring Mountain Motor Resort’s member-only track just outside Las Vegas, so it’s an incredible time to be part of this brand. Even more so now with Kevin taking on the role of Chairman to steer us through our next chapter.”

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Radical Motorsport has enjoyed unprecedented growth as it heads into its 25th year, building and selling more cars in 2021 than at any other time in its history. The Radical SR3 XX and SR10 benefit from a suite of updates for 2022, and after its first full year of production, the Radical SR10 has become the fastest-selling car in Radical’s history, with over 100 examples already sold. A 33-strong global dealer network spanning 21 countries underpins this growth, and there are now 14 factory-supported Radical racing championships across four different continents, including the Radical Challenge UK and the Radical Cup North America.

Radical Motorsport is one of the world’s most prolific sportscar manufacturers, with over 2,800 cars produced in the past 25 years. From its 1997 inception, Radical set out to create a customer-lead niche in the world of motorsport, a race-bred thrill-a-minute driving experience on the racetrack and road.

A combination of lightweight construction, superbike derived technology and aerodynamic downforce delivers models faster than a super car, totally driver-focussed and rewarding to drive. Entering its third decade, the Radical stable includes the SR1, the most successful prototype-style sports racing car in the world – the SR3 XX, the record-breaking 405bhp SR8, road-specification Rapture, the RXC Spyder, RXC 600R, RXC GT3. The turbocharged SR10 was launched early 2021 and headlines Radical’s SR product range with over 425bhp and 380lb-ft of torque for blistering performance. All models from the renowned racing car manufacturer are solely designed, engineered and built at Radical’s Cambridgeshire headquarters, by 70 of the company’s 130-strong staff.

Radical was the first manufacturer to bring long-format, double-header endurance racing to club level motorsport competition while providing comprehensive spares and technical support. The marque’s official single-make championships offer the ultimate driving experience and progressive racing ladder for prototype-style sportscar racing for drivers of all abilities, while Radical’s ‘Race the World’ mission offers an end-to-end racing, training and support network across the globe.

 

Contact:

Jon Roach, Global Head of Marketing, Radical Motorsport, jon.roach@radicalmotorsport.com

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