Motoring Discourse Of The Week – Race Day
Earlier this year to be exact, Dubai Autodrome celebrated its 10th anniversary. A 5.9 multi configurable tack laid out in the middle of the desert to provide every speed nut their adrenaline fix for the need for speed. Even though F1 takes place in Abu Dhabi at swanky Yas Marina circuit that’s about 100 Km far off, Dubai Autodrome is more famous for its staple Dubai 24 Hour.
The racetrack is a part of newly developed Dubai Motor City residential community in Dubailand area, hence it remains a most visited place for all children and adults alike to experience different sorts of activities offered. Like Karting, single seater experience, drift school and advance driving techniques along with holding other vast variety of social events and gathering provided as services to corporate and individual customers alike.
Today on Motoring Discourse Of The Week I’ll bring you all the news related to race and track activities here in UAE. This week I’ve selected quite a quirky song that is a reflection of a much untamed culture tied to cars and people indulging unofficial yet over-ground activities. The song is written and performed by Srilankan artist Maya “M.I.A.” Arulpragasam. Turn up the volume and enjoy the astonishing visuals by director Romain Gavras.
[youtube=http://youtu.be/2uYs0gJD-LE] Included in this post news from:
Ingolstadt, celebrated It’s Jubilee in Audi’s mid-sized range: The brand with the Four Rings has been producing the Audi A4 at its main plant in Ingolstadt for 20 years now. With more than six million units sold so far, it is the most successful Audi of all time. The new mid-sized car conquered the world’s markets from the launch of the series in 1994 onwards. And twenty years later, strong demand continues for the Audi A4, now in its fourth generation.
Results from Audi R8 LMS Cup
Abu Dhabi, December 14th, 2014 – With a thrilling finale the Audi R8 LMS Cup came to a close on Saturday evening at the Yas Marina Circuit. Alex Yoong has been crowned 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion after securing victory in the final race in Abu Dhabi. Andre Couto and the only lady in the field, Rahel Frey, wrapped up the championship in second and third. The explosive race with lots of back-and-forth between Yoong and close championship rival André Couto underlined the intense drama that has unfolded throughout the season. It took the 12th and final race to decide who would take the championship.
Here’s an exciting news from Mclaren infact a timeline of race events how McLaren came, saw and conquered the Gulf 12 Hour.
Dec 12, 2014
McLaren GT works drivers Rob Bell (GB), Kevin Estre (FR) and Alvaro Parente (PT) will start on pole position for the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour, after the trio drove the 650S GT3 on its competitive debut outing at the Yas Marina Circuit this afternoon. The team’s second entry will start P10 in the Pro-Am class. The 12 hour endurance race is the final development stage for the 650S GT3 before it enters competition with McLaren GT customer teams next season.
Dec 15, 2014
The 650S GT3 secured a hard-fought podium finish at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour endurance race at Yas Marina Circuit over the weekend, signing off a successful and competitive year for McLaren GT. The works factory-run effort entered two cars as part of the final stages of the intensive development programme for the 650S GT3, bringing both cars home after a gruelling 12 hours of hard racing, finishing 3rd and 12th overall. This first competitive outing underlines the performance and reliability of the latest GT model from McLaren ahead of a wider racing schedule in 2015.
December 24, 2014
650 S GT3 car managed from the occupation of one of the first three places on the podium during the Gulf 12-hour race, which took place at the Yas Marina Circuit during the weekend, thus confirming the success and competitiveness offered by McLaren Jie T. The participation of the team car in this tournament, part of the final phase of the overall development, which has undergone a car 650 S GT 3. Program has two cars achieved third and twelfth in the race. It is the first competition highlighted the performance and capabilities enjoyed by the latest version of the McLaren GT class, and before the start of competition in 2015 season.
Drivers Rob Bell and Kevin Esther and Alvaro Parenti has shown a car 650 S GT capabilities within 3 endurance race, during the three stages, where outperformed many competitors that have more experience as much as when he started from the first position at the starting line. This achievement comes complement the success of the 12C GT3, which had started from the first position in her first appearance on the Spa circuit Francorashwmb in 2011.
The Gulf is a 12-hour race, which is divided into two phases each lasting six hours, carrying a real test for each car and team participant. The McLaren GT includes a car with the number # 59, which came in third place in both rounds, and with the flag-raising tour finishes had been replaced in the third place, the car with the number # 60, which came in ninth place in the professional-amateur category, and 12th place Altogether.
Nissan’s Longest Twin Vehicle Drifting Record
Nissan Middle East today has set a new Guinness World Records title for the longest twin vehicle drifting. Two Nissan Z cars drifted around a track at the same time without stopping for 28.52 kilometers. The record was set in the second attempt during the launch of the “Nissan 370Z Drift Experience” which will offer anyone the opportunity to learn and perfect the art of drifting.
Speaking at the event Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: “With today’s accomplishment of setting a new Guinness World Records title, we have proven again the strength of our vehicles by adding another Guinness World Records record to our list. The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting scene and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting look so easy.”
“Nissan 370Z Drift Experience” is a partnership between Nissan Middle East and the Prodrift Academy, which is carried out using Nissan 370Zs alongside the Prodrift Academy’s professional drift instructors in a safe and controlled environment.
“Nissan has a strong focus on motorsports in the Middle East. Since safety is our priority at Nissan, we have partnered with the Prodrift Academy to provide a legal and safe platform for drifting fanatics in the region.” Cherfan added.
The Radical Heroes
Besting over 30 drivers from 12 different countries in 16 cars, this weekend’s opening round of the Radical Race provided some exciting and close racing on track and an exceptional level of interest from the race enthusiasts.
The event got under way on the 4.29km international circuit of the Dubai Autodrome with adrenaline rushing and tires screeching. French race car drivers Ludovic & Lutter won the race by a margin of 33 seconds. The race lasted for 45 minutes.
After the race we’ve received the Media Invite to test drive the Radical Race car along with Mr. Ludovic, as a passenger! However by the time racer boy from Rearview Mirror Naveed Mushtaq arrived for the event, an embargo was imposed to allow motorcyclists to enjoy their Track day. Naveed Mushtaq did reported that he also enjoyed some sour Crêpes!