Author: CircuitProDigital

FIA’s 2017 Champions of motor sport crowned at Palace of Versailles

The winners of this year’s FIA Championships have been crowned in a glittering 2017 FIA Prize Giving ceremony at the Palace of Versailles. Highlight of the annual gala show was the presentation of the FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship Trophy to Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver lifted the World Championship trophy for the fourth time in his career, a remarkable feat that puts him level with French Formula One legend Alain Prost and his great rival for this year’s title, German driver Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. The Briton took nine victories during 2017, scored points in every grand prix...

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FIA: ATC UAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem Elected Vice President of the FIA MENA region

Dec 9th 2017 – Concluding the successful Annual General Assembly of the FIA in Paris, France, ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been elected Vice President of the FIA for the MENA region and a member of the World Motor Sport Council Membership. This election is the culmination of years of work by Mohammed Ben Sulayem and his pioneering work to develop motorsports in the Middle East region. Mohammed Ben Sulayem leads the ATCUAE team who manage all of the marshals for the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix each year with over 700 marshals ensuring the safety...

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Kuwait: The regions newest F1 and MotoGP spec circuit well underway in Kuwait

Dec 8th 2017 – It has long been under discussion, (10yrs or so) but in late July this year the go ahead was given under the direction of His Highness the Amir, the Amiri Diwan, for several large construction projects in Kuwait. One of the most exciting is the new grade 1 FIA, FIM and CIK spec circuit, with an investment of KD 49m/US$ 164m, it will propel Kuwait to the future and elevate it as a major player in the motorsports community allowing the country to host both Formula 1, MotoGP and NHRA Drag races in the future....

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WTCC becomes WTCR from 2018: new rules, more cars, more races

7 December 2017- *TCR technical regulations adopted, frozen for two years *FIA World Cup titles for drivers and teams?, no manufacturers’ title *Promoted by Eurosport Events, regulated by the FIA *Three races per weekend over 10 events in four continents The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December). From next season, the FIA World Touring Car Championship will be renamed the FIA World Touring Car Cup and abbreviated...

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Dubai: Dubai Autodrome prepares to host historic 100th race of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East will celebrate a monumental milestone at the Dubai Autodrome as part of the UAE National Day series this weekend as it hosts the 100th race in the championship’s distinguished history.   An international grid featuring 18 elite drivers from 10 countries, including special guest former baseball legend and racer CJ Wilson from the United States, will compete on Friday 8th December in the 99th race, followed by the landmark centennial fight on Saturday 9th December.   The highly successful one-make series is credited with supporting professional motor-racing to the Middle East and over the eight consecutive...

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