Dubai Autodrome to host series of sporting events
Dubai, November 7, 2013
Dubai Autodrome is set to host a series of running and cycling events, besides motor racing in the coming few months.
The Color Run presented by Activelife, will take place for the first time in Dubai, on December 14. Participants will include the fast, the slow, runners, walkers, cart wheelers, mums and dads with prams, the old and the young, in the 5K run.
A 10K race organised by the Dubai Road Runners, the oldest running club in the UAE, will take place with over 1,000 competitors in March. A ‘curtain-raiser’ 5K run, also organised by the club, will take place on December 11.
Over the years, Dubai Autodrome has increasingly become a hub for cycling and running with weekly events run under the Revolution Nights banner, every Wednesday evening, with around 500 participants - cyclists, rollerbladers and runners of all ages in action. The track offers a safe and controlled environment for the whole family.
On the motorsport front, the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai will be held from January 9 to 11, 2014, with 90 teams, around 400 drivers and 500 team members. The event is expected to feature the most exotic machinery and top endurance drivers.
At the UAE national level there will be eight races during the course of the season featuring: the UAE Sportbike Championship and the NGK Racing Series, ccompanied by rounds of Formula Gulf 1000, Radical Middle East Cup and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. The highlight of the national racing calendar is the, now traditional, Dubai Motorsport Festival which will take place on January 24 and 25, 2014.
Throughout the year Dubai Autodrome's Race and Drive Centre offers people the opportunity to experience the thrill of performance cars on this challenging race track, providing guests with hands-on access to the Audi R8 V10, the F1-Style Single Seater, the Audi TT or the Renault Clio Cup. Also available is the ‘First Drive Experience,’ which provides teenagers a chance at driving a manual car under expert supervision.
Racing series will also feature prominently in the karting season ahead, with several SWS Sprint Series races open for both junior and senior karters. The top finishers in the UAE championship will qualify to take part in the Sodi-W-Series Global Finals in France.
The UAE Rotax Max Champioship will be held in January, while the Kardrome Endurance Championship driven by Mini will be the main event of the endurance karting season and will be held in December.
General manager Richard Birch said: "We are very proud of the events we are staging at our venue during the course of the forthcoming season. We are particularly happy that our venue is also attracting men and women from other sports disciplines such running and cycling, which clearly shows that Dubai Autodrome has been embraced by the community as a multi-purpose sporting hub." - TradeArabia News Service