High-Octane Thrills at Abu Dhabi!
Yas Marina Circuit will again echo with the sound of spectators’ cheers and roar of engines this weekend as the second round of the Yas Racing Series returns on Friday.
Featuring three local UAE championships, Yas Racing Series will feature Round Two of Yas Marina Circuit’s first ever single-make championship, the TRD 86 Cup, and is organised by Yas Motor Racing Club. Following the excitement of Round One, held in December, which saw Karim Al Azhari storm ahead in the series with first place in both races, tension will be running high as a packed grid of UAE-based drivers once again face-off at the home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to build points over the series’ four rounds and claim their place on the winner’s podium.
The TRD 86 Cup was created by Yas Motor Racing Club to nurture the growth of sustainable local motorsports. Yas Racing Series also includes the Formula Gulf 1000, the UAE’s national single-seater championship, featuring cars with identical slicks and wings, as well as UAE Time Attack, a dynamic race series that sees production-based sports cars compete for the fastest single lap.
The CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, Al Tareq Al Ameri, said: “Enthusiasm for local motor racing is running very high in the UAE.
“There is a huge appetite for affordable, entry-level racing action from both amateur drivers and spectators, and at Yas Marina Circuit we are doing all we can to facilitate this demand and to play our part in developing the country’s racing scene and to nurturing tomorrow’s professional racers through initiatives such as this.”
In addition to its busy racing schedule, Yas Marina Circuit will also be hosting an array of off-track entertainment, so whether you’re a die-hard petrolhead or sport enthusiast looking for something unique to the UAE, there are plenty of reasons to support the Emirates’ thriving local motorsports scene. See you there!
INFO: Gates open 9am, Fri 30 Jan, Dhs25, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 927, www.yasmarinacircuit.com. You can now keep up with all the action on Yas TV, a new motorsport channel dedicated to following local motorsport. To view highlights from the weekend’s racing, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/YasMarinaCircuit; for discounts, register with Yas Motor Racing Club by visiting www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/motorsport/become-a-yas-club-member