ULTIMATE ROOKIE WORKSHOP AT DUBAI AUTODROME
Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem opens workshop for aspiring racing drivers, riders; racing community out in force to show off what is available to rookies
Dubai, UAE, 1 September, 2015: On the eve of one of the busiest seasons of UAE motorsport, Dubai Autodrome will host the Ultimate Rookie Workshop this Saturday (5 September).
Dubai Autodrome will host the Ultimate Rookie Workshop on Saturday 5 September to give aspiring riders and drivers a taste of UAE track racing
Providing aspirant racing drivers and riders the opportunity to acquaint themselves with exactly what it takes to get involved in UAE track racing, the event is free of charge and begins at 14:00 at Dubai Autodrome's Suite 1, above the first pit garage.
Proceedings will be opened by Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE, Vice-President of the FIA, and Chairman of the Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs.
Also on the speaking roster are UAE Champions Costas Papantonis, Alex Annivas (Touring Cars) and Mamoud Tannir (Superbikes), along with two wheeler veterans Steve Blackney and Alan Boyter.
Guy Sheffield of Al Ain Raceway and Dubai Kartdrome's David Bright will conduct the karting workshop.
A selection of the top racing teams in the UAE will also be present, including AUH Motorsport (Radicals), GulfSport (Formula Gulf 1000), Gulf Petrochem (Touring Cars) as well as karting teams and suppliers such as Scuderia Racing, OTK Middle East, Rotax UAE, CRG, Energy Dubai, Birel Art, Abu Dhabi Racing and Sodi Racing.
Lectures and displays will give potential rookies and aspiring competitors the opportunity to mingle with experienced drivers and riders, as well as interact with teams and their personnel.
Dubai Autodrome General Manager Richard Birch said: “For anyone on a fact finding mission about how to become involved in motor racing in the UAE, the Ultimate Rookie Workshop will tick all the boxes and provide insight into exactly what it takes to get involved.
“It is very encouraging to see the big support of teams and competitors who will attend the day’s proceedings, and there is no better source of information than what those involved in the sport currently can provide.”
Participants are not required to pre-register and can turn up to the Dubai Autodrome to attend the workshops before 14:00. A Track Evening will follow the workshops, where drivers and riders will have the opportunity to test. A fee for all Track Evening participants is payable before the sessions on the day.