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Dubai International Rally next weekend

What you need to know before the UAE’s longest running sport event enters its 35th episode Known for several dramatic episodes over the last four decades, the Dubai International Rally promises another fascinating finish to the 2013 FIA Middle East Championship next week. Taking place from 28-30 November, the 35th …

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UAE motor sport exciting 2013-14 season ahead!

As the summer cools its heels in the sands and greens, the simmering heat of motoring action takes over the tracks of the UAE. Already flagging off the racing season with the Radcal Winter Cup, NGK Cup and Gulf 1000 series last week at Yas Marina, the 2013-14 season highlight …

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Al Nabooda Racing vows to repeat double in new Porsche GT3 season

Winning a trophy isn’t really hardwork for Mr. K. Rajaram, the CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles and kingpin of Al Nabooda Racing. He only has to ask for it, and his boys will get it for him. It happened last year, and he is convinced it will happen again. So, …

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Real racers; no slouches on the couch

Last week, Nissan announced the first champion of GT Academy Middle East. What started as a virtual race on a Playstation screen had transformed lives on the Silverstone racing grounds. Think twice before you call them couch potatoes. They might get glued to their seat with eyes stuck on the …

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Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in April

The Liwa desert and beyond will lay out a brown carpet to challenge-seekers in the 23rd edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge that will take place in April under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region. Jean-Louis Schlesser is …

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24 hours of Dubai: Thrill filled racing carnival

Friday, 8.30pm, Starbucks Motor City: Earmuffs are part of the Dubai Motor City tenancy contract, I hear. If so, there could be no other night in the year the poor souls will need them than tonight, as the relentless drone and roar of the racers next door ring through the …

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Porsche GT3 Cup: Double win for Al Faisal at Yas

Reigning champion Abdulaziz AlFaisal has won both the Round 3 and Round 4 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Yas Marina Circuit with a dominant performance against a strong 16-car grid that is one of the most formidable in the history of the series. Round 3: …

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Double win for Schmid in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at Bahrain

Austria’s Clemens Schmid has won the season opening of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in a race that marked outstanding performances and a torquey contesting spirit, the strongest grid ever assembled at the season’s start at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. After …

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Dramatic finale for Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK at Yas Marina

It was already decided at the end of the 5th round, who was going to be the Maserati Trofeo Champione. Joe Ghanem was way ahead of the rest and he couldn’t have really minded the way things went on the day of the 6th round – but for sake of …

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Walter Röhrl in a race to the clouds yet again

What do you do when you have reached the peak? Climb it all over again. That’s exactly what Walter Röhrl is doing – twenty-five years later. Spectators in the US state of Columbia will be able to relive a milestone in the history of sport-climbing when the legendary rally driver …

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