UAE: Dubai Autodrome and Kartdrome braced for fresh action packed season

UAE: Dubai Autodrome and Kartdrome braced for fresh action packed season

New 2015-2016 Season 2

Dubai, UAE, 7 September, 2015: Dubai Autodrome, the Heart of Motorsport in the UAE, is gearing up for the start of a bumper 2015-2016 season of racing action.

Between a curtain-raising SWS Sprint Races and the season’s climax on 29-30 April, the Dubai Autodrome and Kartdrome tracks will stage an impressive 50 days of practice, qualifying and racing activity.

The latest Autodrome race season was officially launched during a function hosted in Dubai last Wednesday by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE and FIA Vice-President.

Dubai Autodrome General Manager, Richard Birch said: “The highlight of the year will be the now traditional Hankook 24H Dubai on 14-16 January 2016, along with a host of UAE National Race Days at the Autodrome featuring: Porsche Cup Middle East, UAE Superbikes, Radical Cup Middle East, NGK Racing Series, Formula Gulf 1000 and for the first time at the venue the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship, plus the Fun Cup endurance race.”

“For the DAMC series we have once again kept the entry fees the same as they have been for the past decade as we continue to focus on developing motorsport in the UAE.  We have listened to the considered input from competitors and agree that stability is the best way forward, and this has been embraced for the forthcoming year,” added the circuit boss.

Kartdrome Manager Ryan Trutch said: “Our venue and staff is braced for a very busy season of racing with the Dubai O-Plate race day in January, featuring international drivers against our local home grown talent – this will be one of the highlights of the karting season.

“We are proud to host two double headers of the 2015-2016 UAE Rotax Max Challenge, along with our world famous Kartdrome Endurance Championship driven by MINI and a busy schedule of Sodi World Series Sprint races throughout the year.”

“We are also excited to have conceptualized Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) along with the support of the ATCUAE and under the Patronage of Dr Mohammed Bin Sulayem.  We have partnered with circuits Al Ain Raceway, Al Forsan and RAK Track which will provide the effective introduction and development of karting at grassroots level across the UAE,” added Trutch.

2015-2016 Dubai Autodrome Motorsport Events

7 September 2015          Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

21 September 2015        Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

5 October 2015              Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

19 October 2015            Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

23-24 October 2015       Kartdrome               Endurance Championship RD3: 700KM

13 November 2015        Dubai Autodrome    NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical Cup

16 November 2015        Kartdrome                 SWS Sprint Races

20-21 November 2015   Kartdrome                UAE Rotax 3 & 4 Double Header

30 November 2015        Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

11-12 December 2015    Kartdrome                Endurance Championship RD4: 24HR

14 December 2015         Kartdrome                SWS Sprint Races

18-19 December 2015    Dubai Autodrome    MRF F2000, Porsche GT3 Cup ME, NGK Enduro, UAESBC

2016

14-16 January 2016        Dubai Autodrome    Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai

22-23 January 2016        Kartdrome                O-Plate

29-30 January 2016        Dubai Autodrome    Porsche GT3 Cup ME, NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical ME Cup

5-6 February 2016          Dubai Autodrome    Fun Cup

12-13 February               Kartdrome                UAE Rotax 9-10 Double Header

19 February 2016           Dubai Autodrome    NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical ME Cup

11 March 2016               Dubai Autodrome    NGK, UAESBC, FG1000

1 April 2016                   Dubai Autodrome    NGK 2 Hour Enduro, UAESBC, FG1000

3-4 April 2016                Kartdrome                Endurance Championship RD1: 12HR

23 April 2016                 Kartdrome                Emirates Schools Karting Championship Grand Final

29-30 April 2016            Kartdrome                Endurance Championship RD2: 600Laps

 

Notes: Most of the race dates are preceded by a practice day.  An additional five or six SWS Sprint dates (to take place between January and April 2016) will be added to the roster.

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50 minutes ago

F1

How cool is this?! 😮😍
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren 👏👏👏
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Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

Really amazing footage, specially at low speed corners at the chicane.. wow !!

A Drone faster than a MCL 🤔 2020 won't be a good year for McLaren..

SUCH a cool shot! I want more of this!!! That poor McLaren was really waiting on the drone though! 😂

I would love to build a copter that can easily keep up with F1 and shoot proper vid. If someone covers the costs that is 😉

Drone shots would be good, but what happens when the signal fails and the drone drops on the track. Or theres a mechanical fault and the drone drops on track. Or the battery runs out and the drone drops on track.

That should be a sport! Drones racing around an F1 circuit. Did you see that cornering?

We need this type of footages live on race days. "Wheel to wheel" battles might look cool from this angles...

How can a drone keep up with an F1 engine? It's the most advanced technology in the history of the planet...comon...

Fantastic, it would be nice if it were broadcast like that. how exciting that sound. Beautiful MacLaren, and that sound, it's really good to hear

More impressed at the skills of the drone pilot 😂

That needs to be how they cover the races on television. That is spectacular and definitely entertaining.

Carlos driving the McLaren...maybe Lando is driving the drone🤔. McLaren's children are still playing, for sure😃

I vote for drone cameras for the starting grid for lights out!

Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

Ive been flying drones over Open Wheelers for 3 years now. Just finished TRS 2020. We've done both live stream and record for post shows.

Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Be great if they added this as a live camera on race weekends

Wow! Would be great if they add this view while broadcasting.

How is this drone keeping up with the speed of a F1 car?! 😮🧐

Paint that Halo BLUE!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

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24H Series

VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8's at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France!

#thisisendurance #24HSERIES #12hmonza #24HPORTIMAO #9hpaulricard #24hbarcelona #12himola #24hseries2020
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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series 👍

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MotoGP

🇯🇵 Suzuki starts from maiden pole!
💢 Sasaki tangles with Garcia!
🔝 Arbolino edges ahead!

Watch the eventful early exchanges as #Moto3 arrived at Misano in 2019!

#SanMarinoGP 🇸🇲
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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

nice

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