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, Crown Prince of Dubai, whose investing saw the team change its name to Skydive Dubai Falcons, after the indoor skydiving facility patronised by the adventure-loving Prince. The reputation of the Emirati team have since grown as highly competitive regional racers and respectable rivals to the established prowess of the Al Nabooda Racing team as well as the Saudi Falcons.
Backed by performances in regional karting, the UAE GT Championships and the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race, the 28 year old Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum will be flanked by his younger, but equally experienced team mate Saeed Al Mehairi. They have raced together several times across the region. Another product of the regional karting scene, Al Mehairi will look towards improving on an already impressive race CV during the challenging GT3 action.