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GP Week : Issue 108
www.yasmarinacircuit.ae Make the most of this opportunity to hit the drag strip in your very own car at the Yas Drag Racing Centre. Anyone is welcome to compete in their own street-legal cars, in a chance to go head to head against other drivers from the UAE. With qualification races and a final, you could be walking away as a winner. Have you got what it takes? Yas Exotic Drag Racing The great Australian race is back and better than ever! Watch these real action heroes in an explosive weekend of entertainment on and off the track. Extra value has been added into this weekend of motorsport with the addition of the GP2 Asia Series. Watch these young, potential Formula 1TM drivers fight for the win! With a great party atmosphere and access to the pit lanes, this is one weekend of motorsport not to be missed. YAS V8 400 supported by GP2 Asia Series With a variety of amateur racing categories on show including the UAE GT, UAE Touring Car, UAE Sportscar Championships and the Swift Cup - there is plenty of on-track action for the crowd to see. Whether you are a car-racing enthusiast or a newcomer to the sport, this is a great opportunity to take a stroll through the pit garages and meet the teams as they prepare for their races. National Race Day Series Formula Drift is a new, exciting and extreme addition to the sporting calendar! Be prepared to be entertained as these highly skilled drivers manoeuver their cars into well-executed, controlled sideways slides at high speeds. Drifting is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding, BMXing and motocross. Formula Drift In addition to Yas Exotic Drag Racing, the Yas Drag Racing Centre welcomes the Pro Drag Racing Series. With four appearances at Yas Marina Circuit from the start of 2011 through to April, including the Yas Drag Racing Festival, this crowd-pleaser will feature seven classes of professional racing including Pro Mod, Outlaw 10.5, Super Pro 7.9, Pro Bike, Super Street 8, Pro 6 and finally Super Street Bike. If speed is your thing, this is definitely one to watch! Pro Drag Racing Series The Battle of the Brands is back! Don’t miss six superbrands in the ultimate showdown. Twenty-four cars from Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, Lamborghini, Maserati and Nissan, driven by 48 of the world’s leading sportscar drivers, will battle it out at Yas Marina Circuit. A luxurious day out for the whole family. Who will claim victory in this World Championship event? FIA GT1 World Championship Arabian horsepower stampedes its way back to the custom-made drag strip at the Yas Drag Racing Centre for the second edition of the high-octane, high-powered, Yas Drag Racing Festival. Witness the world’s fastest accelerating Top Fueller roar from 0 to 160 kilometres per hour in less than a second and be wowed by a jet car that has over 12,000 horsepower. Watch six categories of dragsters compete or get in on the action by experiencing a ride in the Yas three-seater Super Comp dragster. This extreme speed spectacle is a sight not to be missed. Yas Drag Racing Festival Another new addition to the Yas Marina Circuit 2011 schedule! This weekend event sees three of the Middle East’s leading race series come to test the drivers’ skills and thrill the crowds. The Porsche GT3 Cup, the GCC Radical Challenge and the Chevrolet Supercar Middle East Championship all will be competing in this action-packed weekend of entertainment, so head down and support your favourite GCC drivers. Speed Weekend A race that needs no introduction. As the UAE’s largest international event heads into its third year, this race weekend epitomises all the glitz and glamour of the Formula 1TM world. In addition to the scintillating on- track action with the world’s leading race drivers, there will be an abundance of off-track entertainment in the Oasis areas and F1 Village for everyone to enjoy. A ‘must’ on the social and sporting calendar! 2011 Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix WHAT’S ON TRACK AT 10–11 17–18 17 11–12 25 28–29 18–19 29–30 4–5 25–26 8–9 11–13 December 2010 December 2010 December 2010 February 2011 February 2011 January 2011 March 2011 April 2011 March 2011 March 2011 April 2011 November 2011 Yas Exotic Drag Racing: National Race Day Series: YAS V8 400 supported by GP2 Asia Series: Formula Drift: Pro Drag Racing Series : Yas Drag Racing Festival: (Includes 2nd Pro Series Drag Racing event) FIA GT1 World Championship: Speed Weekend: 2011 Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 21