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December weekend to witness two new races at Yas

TRD 86 Cup turbo boosts measly budgets If you have a sharp mind and no wobbly hands, and if you have ever sipped on the heady cocktail of racing dreams, this could be your chance to ease into the pit lane. This year will see the inaugural season of the …

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MOTORSPORT CALENDAR UAE BLASTS OFF

2014-2015 promises to be even more action-packed than ever. With ‘Let’s Go Racing’ as the central theme, the busiest racing calendar seen at Yas Marina Circuit will be flagged off with the TRD 86 Cup, Yas Marina Circuit’s very own ‘single make’ championship. OCTOBER 2014 This is the first race …

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GT Academy Middle East second edition announces winner

The second edition of the Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy Middle East has chosen its champion. The International Race Camp at the UK’s Silverstone circuit turned out to be the launch pad for a racing career for Ahmed Khaled from Saudi Arabia, as the 25 year old was crowned the Middle …

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McLaren GTR concept aims to be best track car ever

As the 1995 GT season drew close, the soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began its aggressive testing pattern, probably confident that it would rewrite the rulebook and claim titles across the globe. Just shy of two decades, the covers have been pulled off the dramatic and purposeful McLaren P1™ GTR design …

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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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