Formula Gulf: New junior Single Seater series open for testing at Yas Marina Circuit

Formula Gulf: New junior Single Seater series open for testing at Yas Marina Circuit

Dubai, Jan 31st 2011 – GulfSport Racing, promoters of the Formula Gulf 1000 single seater championship ( has announced that Official Pre- Season Testing will take place in March and April at the Yas Marina Circuit ahead of the 8 event, 16 race series commencing October.

Formula Gulf 1000 is open to national and international drivers holding a valid FIA race license with no restrictions on age.

Drivers registered for the 2011/12 Formula Gulf 1000 championship are invited to attend a three day structured test program where they will benefit from personal mentoring by a professional race engineer, an international driver coach, a fitness specialist and a media expert. The testing will be attended by a representative of the FIA. Driving a high-downforce FG1000 single seater with a six speed sequential gearbox on Formula 3 slick racing tyres, they will have the opportunity to fully explore the handling, grip and braking characteristics of a Formula car. Supported by an in-car camera and data logger, their driver coach will analyse performance to offer expert advice and guidance to deliver continuous improvement in lap times in each of their track sessions.  Each test program will be limited to five drivers to ensure maximum benefit.

Drivers will be encouraged to invite family, sponsors and the media from their home country to showcase the professionalism and commitment involved at this level of racing.

Barry Hope Gulfsport Racing Director and series promoter -Image Darren Rycroft at

This is a perfect opportunity for aspiring young drivers to enter single seat racing,” said Richard Cregan, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit. “We are happy to support Formula Gulf 1000 with test days, since we feel the series provides all the elements that a young driver needs to develop and progress at this level of motorsport.”

Drivers wishing to take part in the three day test program prior to Registering for 2011/12 Formula Gulf 1000 can do so and test fees will be deducted from the full season entry fee. Optionally, drivers may include a non-championship race event on April 14/15th at the Dubai Autodrome consisting of 3 x 20 minute tests, 1 x 20 minute qualifying and 2 x 20 minute sprint races.

The Full Season Entry Fee provides competitors with the three test days in March or April plus ‘arrive and drive’ entry to the 2011/12 championship of eight double-header events (i.e. 16 races) at Yas Marina Circuit and Dubai Autodrome. Individual race entries may be accepted, subject to availability of cars.

For an entry form and test dates / fees – contact Barry Hope (Director of Racing) on +971 50 595 1791 or

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