UAE: Adrenaline packed UAE National race day this weekend at Dubai Autodrome

UAE: Adrenaline packed UAE National race day this weekend at Dubai Autodrome
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East action returns to Dubai Autodrome this weekend

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East action returns to Dubai Autodrome this weekend

DUBAI, 2 DECEMBER 2014: Dubai Autodrome hosts an adrenaline packed UAE national race day this weekend – Friday and Saturday, 5 and 6 December – with Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East headlining the bill and supported by the NGK Racing Series, Radical Middle East Cup, Formula Gulf 1000 and UAE Sportbikes along with a host of family friendly off track activities.

Over the two days the venue will host the second round of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, the first held last month in Bahrain, featuring the region’s top drivers along with international hot shots going wheel-to-wheel in the premier racing series in the Middle East.

Two UAE teams – Sky Dive Dubai Falcons Racing Team and Al Nabooda Racing – will give local fans something to cheer for and such is the form of their drivers that both teams are likely to feature prominently at the sharp end of proceedings during the course of the two days.

The NGK Racing Series receives a major entry boost with teams using this round, on the Grand Prix configuration of Dubai Autodrome, as a test session ahead of the Hankook Dubai 24 Hours which takes place at the Autodrome in early January.

As a result fans will be able to witness the big names of GT racing do battle on both days. Legendary marques such as Ferrari, Mercedes, Porsche and McLaren will be out to claim top honours. Also adding spice to the mix – for the first time competing in the Middle East – will be the Lechner Racing Bentley Continental GT3 – ingredients which set the stage for a classic confrontation. In along with the GT3 cars will be the regular entries for UAE Touring Cars, including Clio Cup.

With 30 drivers from 12 different countries in a field of 16 cars, this weekend’s opening round of the Radical Middle East Cup is set to provide some exciting and close racing. The series features a mix of pro, semi-pro and amateur drivers in a mini-endurance race format.

Some established Radical drivers will be returning to the series this season including last year’s Radical Middle East Champion Amro Al Hamad who will be eager to defend his title. The stage is set for an intriguing challenge for drivers and teams, where anything can happen and often does…

Also on the bill are two Formula Gulf 1000 races where young talent take on the ‘masters’ in this unique Dubai based single-seater series, along with two rounds of the UAE Sportbikes Championship where the two wheel brigade slug it out for top honours.

Action starts with Radical qualifying at 09:40 am on Friday. There will be five races for the five different series’ on the day., with the first race scheduled to start at 13:35 pm and final race of the day, for Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, set to be flagged off at 16:30 pm. A similar schedule of races will take place on Saturday.

The Autodrome paddock will be buzzing with a number of family friendly activities, including easy access to team garages where fans can get up close to the cars and motorcycles, and also be able to interact with drivers, riders and teams in what has been described as ‘the most user friendly race track in the region’ by fans and competitors alike.

Food and beverage stalls along with a number of entertainment areas featuring bungee jumping, kids areas and simulators provide added value for those attending. Entry is free for all including access to the main grandstand, the Bowl viewing area and the paddock.

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WHAT an incredible race at Silverstone! 🔥

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Great great race yesterday .. great rins and great Marquez .. two great drivers ..😁🤙🏁

Great battle👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻

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Those lean angles are sick 😮

I still think that overtake on finish line is the least thing Rins should do, after he get on Marquez's Rear wheel for thirty laps. Still, one of the borest race on MotoGP ever.

Suzuki love

Océane Duchemin regarde moi cette angle de malade 😍😍😍😍

Tobias Maibom siehste es geht mehr als 45 Grad 👌🏻

Ludo Metz angle fort!

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Less than ecstatic after the race 👊

P2 for Marc Márquez on the day but P1 in the championship 💪

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Classy and honest, as always. Well done to Rins. It was a smart move to let Marquez back in front after he'd let Rins pass. The Suzuki performed beautifully. And even though Rins had a couple of "moments", he had more grip than Marquez on the final corner. You have to feel for Dovi, who keeps getting taken out. A sad day for Rossi. I thought he had a chance but he was well off the pace.

I love the whole sportsman ships these racers have for each other, 1 of the reasons to love Motogp ❤

Glad he talked about his concern for Dovi. That was good to hear. Sportsmanship is everything regardless of placings.

Great to see him challenged. He's an amazing talent but even the greatest talent on the grid with no opponents means a boring race.

congratulations Alex Rins you made my day

Amazing race by amazing pilots.

Congrats MM u did very well fighting off Rins but at the end Rins was the winner. Well deserved win. Lets bounce back with the next race. Sad about Dovi hope he is doing ok.

Some of the fans on here are sick Don't get me wrong we were on vale screaming for Rins but only cos you need a bit of competition . Love him or not you can't knock his talent

20pt is better than nothing mm93! Congrats..👍💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼..!!!

MM i Love you 💙

Love you #MM93💗

He may lose a battle here and there, but always wins the war, its part of racing. His consistency in finishing on the podium has been unmatched in recent times. Great to see him pushed and challenged by Dovi, Rins, Vinales and Quartararo.

Say what you like about this guy, but he is a true professional with a passion for winning.

He is such a Noob🤣🤣🤣

He seemed ok to me in that interview. Was a great race from start to finish.

What a fantastic young man. So sad that some supposed MotoGP fans can't see beyond their hateful bias against him. Ultimately blamed himself for making a mistake on the last corner, acknowledged Rins race craft for remaining in second, and disappointed that Dovi crashed out - what more do you want?

Strong opponents make for a strong champion. Marquez has the strongest opponents since I'm watching Motogp. I saw Doohan competing against one, maybe two strong opponents. Rossi had quite the same, winning one or two championships with virtualy no strong opponents. Marc has world champions and some that are way stroger: Rossi, Lorenzo, Dovi, Quartararo, Rins, Crutchlow. Lots of drivers can win races!

Hahahaha look at his face

I thought he handled himself reasonably well given that he would obviously disappointed

Spoilt child. He was at max for too long and wiped out his tyres, whereas Rins never looked anything other than at ease and riding within himself which kept his tyres fresh so he could get drive out of the final corner. Marc shot his tyres hence why he nearly lost it coming through Woodcote and why he had to throttle back and had no traction.

One of the best race ever

marquez did loose the race.....only just, but he knows that when they showed his pit board of dovi out, that he did not have much to loose, but his competitive nature, would never allow him to settle for 2nd or third. if you want to get on the podium, you've got to out ride or out think him........

BURNERS OF ANO ... IN THE FAMILY .... THE BROTHER THAT WAS SOLD ... LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL SLEEPING ... 😂😂😂😂

Glad to see mm eat some humble pie

Can't help but think if rear tyre had held up he would have disappeared

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I'm a Mercedes fan but have to say McLaren have done an amazing job this year considering their performance over the last few years.

I would say Williams for the most reliability and focused pit crew. They're only left to improve on pace.

Good to see that McLaren is performing well. I'm sure the team's ability to improve will be remarkable with every race from now on.

Must say McLaren, with the team spirit that they have, and results they managed to achieve... Definitely my favourites this season.

Williams have had the worst start to an F1 team in history. And I think with their tiny budget and willpower, the amount they’ve improved is impressive. They’re still far behind but I hope to see them fighting for podiums in 2021

McLaren has impressed the most because last season they where horrible and now they are best of the rest. Also Red Bull and Honda seem to be a nice match, would love to see Max finish what Jos started with Honda. Most disappointing this season are Haas and Renault. Renault because they wanted to close the gap to the top 3, but right now they are 6th. And they are the only unreliable engine in the field right now. Haas is having a horrible season, they seem to be getting worse during the season instead of improving.

If Bruce was still here he would be proud of his team. Mclaren improved the most.

McLaren. Consistent development and improvement over the season so far. Alfa Romeo has been somewhat of a surprise also.

Being on top is one thing but staying at the top is the art of the game. Kudos to Mercedes for getting it right so far.... #WeMakeItLookEasy

I’m super impressed with Toro Rosso, hard to believe this is the old Minardi team where both their drivers exceeded all expectations!!

Ferrari have been the most impressive, from being the slowest manufacturer in 2014 to being a reasonable threat and smashing McLaren and Williams comprehensibly. McLaren and Williams should just pack their bags and go home, Ferrari have nailed their coffin shut and it can be considered karma for their various indiscretions in 1990 (senna wiping out prost), 1994, 1997 (Villeneuve incident), 1998, 1999, 2007 (spygate), 2008... The British public couldn't care less about McLaren or Williams they only support whatever "British" team is winning, in this case Mercedes

Ferrari fan for life, but McLaren have done an incredible job so far, considering how far back they were

Redbull and Honda engineering. The aerodynamic has been sorted and the engine now also reliable. Watch that space, they could challenge for the title next year!

None the sport is finished and I've followed the sport since the early 80s

Mclaren, they have made a huge turn around this season. With andreas seidl at the helm, the only place they re going is up

Hi F1 and fans .... with all the media attention to the envirement and green thinking etc etc etc. Is there a research or developement posted in any magizine about the developemt of how clean the F1 is today. We all know that all top research of F1 is implemented in the modern cars but i like to read how clean F1 is now in 2019 .. 👍

McLaren (and I'm faraway from being a fan! If there was a person I didn't like in Formula 1, that person was Ron Dennis). Anyway I'm glad to see them finally getting together again and mainly without supposed big shot drivers who can't do nothing but complain! Now they need to find a good engine because with Renault it will be near impossible to go any further...

McLaren is the most impressive.. Mercedes just has luck week after week.. Hoping Ferrari will get their things together for the second half..

Red Bull / HONDA‼️ Young Max may be awesome, but so is the way Red Bull has adapted to Honda’s engine. The last 2 years of griping about the Renault power plant is (almost) justified...

Haas, they have surprised me on how bad they are this year. Compared to last year this year has been terrible. They were fighting Renault for top of the mid pack, this year they are fighting for points at all.

And yet no Ferrari or anyone else 1st with the exception of RB. Hybrid era is killing with the beyond dominance of Merc being so far ahead of everyone else’s pace. Some competition would be nice! Don’t give me that bullshit of everyone should bring it to the table, there’s some crazy advantage behind the scene that you Merc fanboys don’t know about. Yawn.

It would be nice to see Mclaren back up there permanently fighting for the title. Always was a fan

the gap between top three teams and the rest is too much

Quite a gap between 3rd and 4th also between 10th and racing cars.

Williams been sandbagging the first half of the season just to give the others a glimp of hope, beast mode on in second half of the season

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