UAE National Racing gears up for busy year ahead
The first race of the new season gets underway on Friday, 23 September with the round one of the DAMC Karting Championship at the Kartdrome where the country’s top karters will be in action in a variety of classes, including: Cadets, Max Juniors and Max Seniors while top leisure karters will be competing in the SWS Master Cup or the SWS Star Cup on the same evening.
Less than a week later the circuit will host the DAMC (Dubai Autodrome Motorsports Club) UAE National racing media day which will provide a curtain raiser for the season. Teams and drivers will be out to meet and impress the media ahead of the start of the new season.
On the weekend of 7/8 October there will be a double header with the first DAMC National Race Day on the main circuit featuring races for Total UAE Touring Cars, UAE Sportbikes, Radical Cup and the inaugural single-seater FG1000 series.
Meanwhile on Friday (7 October) across the boulevard, at the Kartdrome, will be the Motorcity 24 Hours, round 3 of the 2011 Motorcity Endurance Challenge starting in the afternoon ensuring an action packed weekend.
The DAMC will, as in the past year, run three UAE National Race Days at Yas Marina Circuit only a short distance over in Abu Dhabi during the course of the season.
The Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai is on the weekend of 12 to 14 January 2012 and is Dubai Autodrome’s only major international event of the season.
All in all Dubai Autodrome and the Kartdrome will host 16 race weekends with the final race taking place on 20 April 2012 .
The provisional calendar is as follows:
23 September DAMC & SWS Karting Round 1 Kartdrome
29 September DAMC UAE National Racing Media Day Dubai Autodrome
7/8 October Motorcity 12 Hours Endurance Challenge Kartdrome
7 October DAMC UAE National Race Day Dubai Autodrome
14 October DAMC & SWS Karting Round 2 Kartdrome
21 October DAMC UAE National Race Day Dubai Autodrome
4/5 November DAMC Dubai Motorsport Festival Dubai Autodrome
9/10 December Motorcity 24 Hours Endurance Challenge Kartdrome
16 December DAMC National Race Day Yas Marina Circuit
12-13-14 January Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai Dubai Autodrome
20 January DAMC & SWS Karting Round 3 Kartdrome
27 January DAMC UAE National Race Day Yas Marina Circuit
10 February DAMC UAE National Race Day Dubai Autodrome
24 February DAMC & SWS Karting Round 4 Kartdrome
2-3 March DAMC UAE National Race Day Dubai Autodrome
16 March DAMC & SWS Karting Round 5 Kartdrome
23 March DAMC UAE National Race Day Yas Marina Circuit
13 April DAMC UAE National Race Day Dubai Autodrome
20 April DAMC & SWS Karting Round 6 Kartdrome