UAE: NGK Racing Series kicks off this weekend at Yas Marina Circuit

Costas Papantonis leads the pack in NGK Racing Series at Dubai Autodrome last season

Costas Papantonis leads the pack in NGK Racing Series at Dubai Autodrome last season

UAE, Weds, 29th 2014 – The 2014-2015 NGK Racing Series kicks off this weekend at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, with an impressive line-up of cars premier marques, including a couple of Ferrari’s, a McLaren and a Porsche set to do battle in the season opener alongside UAE Touring Cars, Clio Cup, in this multi-class series.

Dragon Racing are making their presence felt with a trio of cars to spearhead their campaign, team owner Leon Price will be at the wheel of a McLaren GT3, Fred Fatien driving a Ferrari 458 Italia and Gautam Singhania in the cockpit of the Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge.

Intending to spoil the Dragon Racing party on the day is Bashar Mandini in a Porsche 997 Cup.

Multiple UAE champion Costas Papantonis heads up the UAE Touring Car contingent in his Class 1 Gulf Petrochem SEAT Leon Super Copa.

Class 2 sees a pair of Honda Civics, in the hands of Abdulhamid Al Awadhi and Alqassim Hamidaddin, facing a concerted challenge from the Renault Clio Cup brigade headed by brothers Alexandros and Constantino Annivas in Gulf Petrochem colours, along with AUH Motorsport run Thomas Sorensen and privateer Peter England.

The Renault quartet will also be battling out for top honours in the race-within-a-race UAE Clio Cup series.

Qualifying at Yas Marina Circuit for the NGK Racing Series takes place at 9.40am on Friday, with the first of two sprint races scheduled for 11.05am.

Also on the bill are races for the Radical Middle East Cup and testing for FG1000.

RACE SCHEDULE:

QUALIFYING

09:20 – 09:35 Radical Middle East Cup Series 1 15 mins
09:40 – 10:00 NGK Racing Series 1 20 mins
10:05 – 10:20 Radical Middle East Cup Series 2 15 mins
10:25 – 10:45 FG 1000 (Testing/Practice 1) 20 mins

RACES

11:05 NGK Racing Series 1 20 mins
13:03 Radical Middle East Cup Series 1 45 mins
14:15 FG 1000 (Testing/Practice 2) 20 mins
15:04 NGK Racing Series 2 20 mins
16:00 Radical Middle East Cup Series 2 45 mins
17:05 FG 1000 (Testing/Practice 2) 20 mins

Accessibility: Gate 9, Yas Marina Circuit

Spectators tickets: AED 50

To book visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or call  800 YAS (927)

 

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