Yas racing series returns to open an exhilirating new season of non-stop motorsport

This weekend will see the FIA-accredited Formula 4 UAE Trophy makes its long anticipated Yas Marina Circuit debut

The homegrown TRD 86 Cup also returns for third season with an even bigger grid across six rounds of competition in two categories
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, October 25, 2016: This weekend, the wait for local motorsport fans in the UAE is over as the first in a series of weekends featuring grassroots and professional racing action returns to the home of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
The season opener will run from Thursday 27thto Saturday 29th October with the return of the popular Yas Racing Series, held under the umbrella of Yas Motor Racing Club.
Making its Yas Marina Circuit debut will be the FIA-accredited Formula 4 UAE Trophy, one of the most important additions to the UAE’s motor racing calendar, which runs across 18 rounds over six separate weekends – the majority of which will take place at Yas Marina Circuit.
Open to drivers aged 15 years and above, the Formula 4 UAE Trophy was created by motorsport world governing body FIA to help local drivers in the UAE bridge the gap between existing regional racing series and European competition and potentially Formula 1®.
Back for its third successive season and supported once again by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), is the TRD 86 Cup – a single-make, sustainable local motor sport initiative introduced by Yas Marina Circuit in 2014 to enable amateur racers to drive in a professional, competitive environment.
This season will feature a mix of professional and amateur drivers as they look to compete head to head for a place on the podium across two separate categories – Gold and Silver – in the first of six competitive rounds that will see the TRD 86 Cup winner crowned in April next year.
In addition to TRD 86 Cup and Formula 4 UAE, Yas Racing Series also includes the Formula Gulf 1000, the UAE’s national single-seater championship, featuring cars with identical slicks and wings to thrill spectators at the iconic F1® Circuit.
“We are delighted to welcome back Yas Racing Series this weekend,” said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit. “As we have proved, there is strong demand for local motorsport competition here in the UAE. We’re especially pleased to see the return of the TRD 86 Cup for its third season as well as the debut of the Formula 4 UAE, which will no doubt boost the local grassroots racing scene and create a pathway for future stars.
“Whether it’s entry-level races for amateurs or international series for seasoned professionals, Yas Marina Circuit’s season of motorsport will offer fans a comprehensive range of racing and we hope you can join us for what promises to be a spectacular opening weekend.”
With a ticket for the weekend’s packed schedule of events costing only AED25 per person, it’s great value for all members of the family.
To catch up on all of the Yas Racing Series action, please visit YasTV – the official online TV channel and home of video content for Yas Marina Circuit, the UAE’s most exciting sporting and entertainment venue and host of the #AbuDhabiGP.
YasTV takes you right to the heart of the circuit’s leading stories and keeps your finger squarely on the motorsport pulse. So, whether you’re looking for the most up-to-date racing news featuring heart-stopping local action or updates on the latest ComYAS health and fitness events, or just need more info on Yas Marina Circuit’s wide range of available driving and gifting experiences, you can find everything you need to know, and more, at: www.youtube.com/user/YasMarinaCircuit

Dubai Gazette