Hankook 24H Dubai and Porsche Cup among calendar highlights
New events on the schedule include MRF
Dubai, UAE, 7 September, 2015: Dubai Autodrome, the Heart of Motorsport in the UAE, is gearing up for the start of a bumper 2015-2016 season of racing action.
Between a curtain-raising SWS Sprint Races and the season’s climax on 29-30 April, the Dubai Autodrome and Kartdrome tracks will stage an impressive 50 days of practice, qualifying and racing activity.
The latest Autodrome race season was officially launched during a function hosted in Dubai last Wednesday by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE and FIA Vice-President.
Dubai Autodrome General Manager, Richard Birch said: “The highlight of the year will be the now traditional Hankook 24H Dubai on 14-16 January 2016, along with a host of UAE National Race Days at the Autodrome featuring: Porsche Cup Middle East, UAE Superbikes, Radical Cup Middle East, NGK Racing Series, Formula Gulf 1000 and for the first time at the venue the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 Championship, plus the Fun Cup endurance race.”
“For the DAMC series we have once again kept the entry fees the same as they have been for the past decade as we continue to focus on developing motorsport in the UAE. We have listened to the considered input from competitors and agree that stability is the best way forward, and this has been embraced for the forthcoming year,” added the circuit boss.
Kartdrome Manager Ryan Trutch said: “Our venue and staff is braced for a very busy season of racing with the Dubai O-Plate race day in January, featuring international drivers against our local home grown talent – this will be one of the highlights of the karting season.
“We are proud to host two double headers of the 2015-2016 UAE Rotax Max Challenge, along with our world famous Kartdrome Endurance Championship driven by MINI and a busy schedule of Sodi World Series Sprint races throughout the year.”
“We are also excited to have conceptualized Emirates Schools Karting Championship (ESKC) along with the support of the ATCUAE and under the Patronage of Dr Mohammed Bin Sulayem. We have partnered with circuits Al Ain Raceway, Al Forsan and RAK Track which will provide the effective introduction and development of karting at grassroots level across the UAE,” added Trutch.
2015-2016 Dubai Autodrome Motorsport Events
7 September 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
21 September 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
5 October 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
19 October 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
23-24 October 2015 Kartdrome Endurance Championship RD3: 700KM
13 November 2015 Dubai Autodrome NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical Cup
16 November 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
20-21 November 2015 Kartdrome UAE Rotax 3 & 4 Double Header
30 November 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
11-12 December 2015 Kartdrome Endurance Championship RD4: 24HR
14 December 2015 Kartdrome SWS Sprint Races
18-19 December 2015 Dubai Autodrome MRF F2000, Porsche GT3 Cup ME, NGK Enduro, UAESBC
14-16 January 2016 Dubai Autodrome Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai
22-23 January 2016 Kartdrome O-Plate
29-30 January 2016 Dubai Autodrome Porsche GT3 Cup ME, NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical ME Cup
5-6 February 2016 Dubai Autodrome Fun Cup
12-13 February Kartdrome UAE Rotax 9-10 Double Header
19 February 2016 Dubai Autodrome NGK, UAESBC, FG1000, Radical ME Cup
11 March 2016 Dubai Autodrome NGK, UAESBC, FG1000
1 April 2016 Dubai Autodrome NGK 2 Hour Enduro, UAESBC, FG1000
3-4 April 2016 Kartdrome Endurance Championship RD1: 12HR
23 April 2016 Kartdrome Emirates Schools Karting Championship Grand Final
29-30 April 2016 Kartdrome Endurance Championship RD2: 600Laps
Notes: Most of the race dates are preceded by a practice day. An additional five or six SWS Sprint dates (to take place between January and April 2016) will be added to the roster.