Author: CircuitProDigital

IndyCar: Jones loving life at Ganassi as he targets IndyCar wins in 2018

  Ed Jones is swiftly settling into his new surroundings at Chip Ganassi Racing as preparations intensify towards the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign, with the talented Dubai, UAE-born ace hailing a positive first test for the team at Sebring International Raceway last week as another step in the right direction. Jones impressed over the course of his maiden season at the pinnacle of US open-wheel competition with Dale Coyne Racing last year, speeding to an outstanding third-place finish in the legendary Indianapolis 500 on his way to the prestigious ‘Rookie of the Year’ laurels. His eye-catching performances resulted...

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KSA: Race Of Champions’ unique ROC Factor competition returns to find next Middle Eastern superstar driver

The Race Of Champions’ unique ROC Factor competition returns in Riyadh later this month when amateurs and professionals alike from across the region will be offered an incredible opportunity to compete against some of the world’s best-known racing drivers. ROC Factor Middle East’s finalists will travel to King Fahd International Stadium in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on February 2-3 to take part in both the individual Race Of Champions and ROC Nations Cup, as well as trying their hand at the technical ROC Skills Challenge course. The competition, which is open to anyone with a drivers’ licence valid in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, builds on the success of ROC Factor’s two previous events staged...

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Saudi: 13th Ha’il International Rally gets underway today with 46 teams entered

Sunday, January 13th, 2018 46 teams set for four-day battle across Saudi Arabia’s An Nafud desert HA’IL (Saudi Arabia): The 13th Ha’il Nissan International Rally fires into life with a 3.87km super special stage at Mashar, 5.5km from the official start in Ha’il, from 16.35hrs on Monday afternoon.   An impressive field of 46 cars will tackle the four-day event being organised by the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF).   Nissans dominate the entry list and 25 entrants will drive cars built by the Japanese manufacturer. The top seeds are Faris Khalaf Al-Mashna and Saud Nasser Al-Tamimi in their...

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Dubai: Black Falcon AMG GT3 takes outright win at the Hankook 24H DUBAI in 2018

  DUBAI (13 January) – The Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#2, Abdulaziz Al Faisal / Hubert Haupt / Yelmer Buurman / Gabriele Piana) has won the 2018 Hankook 24H DUBAI, the 13th running of the annual event that, at one point, had looked likely to be won by the sister #3 entry. Abdulaziz Al Faisal drove the #2 Mercedes-AMG across the finish line after completing 606 laps of the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome. The result continues the event’s domination by German manufacturers and cements Buurman, Haupt and Al Faisal as dual winners of the Hankook 24H DUBAI following their first...

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Dubai: 89 cars take the start of the 2018 Hankook 24H Dubai

  DUBAI (12 January, 2018) – Under a blue sky, in bright sunshine and with the highest temperatures of the week in Dubai, the 13th running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI got underway at Dubai Autodrome. A total of 89 cars took the start for the marathon race twice around the clock at the 5.390 kilometres long circuit. The first four hours of racing have produced good competition with eight lead changes in the GT class. After four hours, last year’s Dubai race winners Herberth Motorsport are leading outright with the Porsche 911 GT3 R (#991, Allemann/Bohn/Renauer/Renauer/Olson). The current...

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