‘RUN TO YAS’ REACHES EPIC FINALE
15 supercar owner and enthusiasts set pace on inaugural Run to Yas
Abu Dhabi, 3 November, 2013: The Run to Yas rolled onto Yas Island to Yas Marina Circuit today just in time for the FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
The arrival marks the end of a four day journey that saw the group travel from Muscat, Oman and throughout the UAE - traversing desert landscapes, conquering Jebel Hafeet and running speed trials at Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport along the way.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor the Run to Monaco, 15 supercar owners and enthusiasts from across the globe took part in the inaugural Run to Yas. Starting in Muscat on 29 October, the convoy included a range of supercars including a new Ferrari F12, a vintage Porsche Turbo S and a Lamborghini Aventa.
“The inaugural Run to Yas has been exhilarating and the welcome we have received in Abu Dhabi, second to none,” said Chris Welch, co-founder of the Run to Yas. “The scenery, sights and sounds and driving conditions throughout Abu Dhabi have exceeded all expectations and we couldn’t think of a better finale to the Run to Yas than watching the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.”
Among the group of motoring enthusiasts was also the Run to Yas Travel Writer, Londoner Geordie Barry who, thanks to a partnership between Yas Marina Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) was along for the ride to record and report on the journey. Riding shotgun in Yas Marina Circuit’s own Mercedes SLS AMG, Geordie will share details of his journey through the Circuit’s social media communities in the coming days.
The Run to Yas started in Muscat, Oman on 29 October. Following a four day road journey that included such highlights as Jebel Hafeet and exclusive speed trials at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi. Run to Yas drivers will now enjoy today’s FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX at Yas Marina Circuit.
About Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is the home of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With motorsport as its pulse and an extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences like Drag and Track Nights, the circuit has also emerged as a thriving hub of entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most dynamic and technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting, driving an Aston Martin GT4 over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at Train Yas, or simply catch up with friends over burgers and shakes at Yas Central, there's something for everyone at Yas Marina Circuit.
About Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
About Run To
Run To arranges remarkable journeys for supercar owners and enthusiasts to Grand Prix’s all over the world. The events are characterised by special Formula 1 experiences like meeting drivers combined with exhilarating driving on beautiful roads, runways, fearsome circuits, and even air craft carriers. The Run To creates world-class experiences with the highest level of luxury, cuisine, entertainment, and glamour.