TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE FIA GT1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT YAS
Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, Lamborghini, Nissan to Battle it Out
Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2011 – The FIA GT1 World Championship returns to Yas Marina Circuit on 25 – 26 March. The opening round of the 2011 series, billed as the ‘Battle of the Brands’, will give ticket holders a chance to witness some of the world’s most iconic sports cars compete against each other, including the Aston Martin DB9, Corvette Z06, Ford GT, Lamborghini Murciélago RS-V and Nissan GT-R.
Starting in Abu Dhabi, the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship series will travel throughout the year to 10 of the world’s best racing circuits before finishing in Argentina in December.
Peter Rae, Director of Communications at Yas Marina Circuit, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the GT1 series back for the opening round of the 2011 championship. GT1 has proven to be a ground-breaking, truly global event and its presence continues to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s place on the motorsports map.
“The event will be accompanied by a wide range of additional entertainment, adding even more fun and appeal for motorsports fans and all family members alike. The prestigious Abu Dhabi Yacht Show taking place in the adjacent Yas Marina will help make the weekend a true celebration of luxury brands.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.yasmarinacircuit.com or by calling 800 YAS (927). Prices start at AED 50, with children aged 12 and under free of charge.
About Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most technologically advanced motor racing facilities ever developed. Located on Yas Island, the circuit debuted on October 30, 2009 with the final race of the FIA Formula One World Championship - the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to a capacity crowd of around 50,000. Year round, Yas Marina Circuit hosts an extensive programme of leading international and national motorsport racing series as well as major entertainment events and corporate activities. Supplementary facilities include the Yas Drag Racing Centre, the Yas Racing School and the Yas Kartzone.