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Six finalists of Nissan Playstation GT Academy head for Silverstone

Three racers each from KSA and Lebanon split top honours in the second Nissan Playstation® Middle East and will now move to Silverstone to prove their real-track mettle. It’s like a chapter out of the movie ‘Inception’ where reality and dream are so thinly separated that those in the dream …

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Hybrids race at Le Mans 24 hours with Audi emerging winner

In the 82nd running of the world’s most important endurance race, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) and Lucas di Grassi/Marc Gené/Tom Kristensen (BR/E/DK) presented Audi with a one-two victory. It marked the 13th Le Mans victory in only 16 times the brand has run the race. Le Mans returnee Porsche …

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McLaren P1 GTR aims to be the best track car ever

It is 20 years since the McLaren F1 GTR claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. McLaren Automotive will once again revive the legend by conferring the iconic title on the track-only edition of the award-winning McLaren P1™. Once the 375th and final example of the road car …

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Porsche to back UAE teen team of race engineers

The F1 in Schools is a competition in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 utilise specialist software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. The UAE national finals for the global F1 in Schools Competition will take place …

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One point determines Porsche GT3 Cup challenge title

A point to prove. History repeats itself. A slip between the cup and the lip. It’s never too late. I can think of many aphorisms or adages that could well become the title of this piece on the finals of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. A suitably dramatic final race …

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Dubai ensures thrills last till end of Porsche GT3 Cup

In an unexpected twist of destiny and drama that took place last weekend on the Dubai autodrome tracks, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge reigning title holder Clemens Schmid has given way to Zaid Ashkanani of Kuwait to top the leader board with 199 points. Barred from the Race 2 for having …

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Nissan ZEOD to do first electric lap at Le Mans

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours LM P2 podium finisher and inaugural Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Lucas Ordóñez has been confirmed as the first race driver for Nissan’s revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype, as it becomes the first car to complete an entire 13.6-kilometer (8.5 mile) lap of Le Mans on …

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Maserati Trofeo comes to a finish as centennial celebrations start

On December 14th, 1914, brand Maserati was established in Bologna, Italy. As the sun set on Friday, on the eve of the 14th, the final race of the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series 2013 came to an exciting close at the Yas Marina Circuit. The revelry that followed, in a …

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Racetrack: Black Falcon wins Gulf 12 hours

The Yas Marina GP Circuit is 5.55 km long. Going around it just twice is an accomplishment for me during car launches. Keeping at it relentlessly for 12 hours is a test of patience, alertness and unfaltering skill. It is a celebration of endurance that happened for the third time …

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Skydive Dubai Falcons join the GT3 Challenge Cup

The race opener to the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East will take place next weekend and UAE debutants Skydive Dubai Falcons has placed their hopes high in their first season. Formed in 2010, the Dubai Falcons Racing team soon won the confidence of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, …

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