YAS MARINA CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES BIGGEST AND BUSIEST SEASON TO DATE
Yas Marina Circuit launches 2012/2013 Calendar and the Yas Motor Racing Club
Abu Dhabi, 3 October 2012 – Yas Marina Circuit today announced that 2012/2013 is poised to be the Circuit’s biggest and busiest season to date with the launch of the 2012/2013 Yas Marina Circuit Calendar.
Speaking at a press conference today at Yas Marina Circuit’s Yas Racing School, CEO Richard Cregan said that within four short years, Yas Marina Circuit has solidified its position as one of the most exciting motorsport, events and community venues in the GCC: “The launch of the 2012/2013 Calendar, including the announcement of the Yas Motor Racing Club, marks a new exciting chapter in the Yas Marina Circuit story.”
“Since the very first Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009, we have worked tirelessly with members of the motorsport community, and the community at large, to organise and host events that not only foster a love and appreciation of motorsport within the UAE, but also community-focused events that respond to the needs and wants of the community,” said Cregan. “This exciting new calendar - our biggest and busiest to date - reflects our ongoing dialogue with the UAE community as it also aims to engage and excite new Yas Marina Circuit fans and talent.”
Unlike in previous years, the 2012/2013 Yas Marina Circuit calendar incorporates all events hosted at the Circuit including motorsport and community events, as well as the Circuit’s flagship race, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Also announced, and new this year, is the Yas Motor Racing Club, which was founded to develop grassroots motorsport racing across the UAE.
Yas Marina Circuit established Yas Motor Racing Club to organise various disciplines of motorsport racing at Yas Marina Circuit. The launch of Yas Motor Racing Club is part of Yas Marina Circuit and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management’s ongoing commitment to building local, national and regional motorsports talent and audience interest in motorsports.
The establishment of the Club means that the Circuit for the first time is able to host and in collaboration with ATC-UAE, sanction its own races. Under the banner of the Yas Motor Racing Club, Yas Marina Circuit will host a wide variety of motorsport events including six rounds of Yas Marina Circuit’s own Yas Racing Series, four rounds of the Pro Drag Racing Series, two rounds of the GCC Drag Race Championship, Gulf 12 Hours, and the UAE Rotax Max Challenge.
In addition to an expanded motorsport program, the 2012/2013 Calendar also includes the largest schedule of Yas Marina Circuit community events to date.
“To many, Yas Marina Circuit is as much as community, family and athletics centre as it is an F1 and motorsport circuit,” said Cregan. “Our regular Train Yas nights have been tremendously popular and events such as the Walk 2012, ADNIC Yas Run and Tri Yas are highly anticipated by athletes of all ages and abilities.”
As outlined within the 2012/2013 calendar, Yas Marina Circuit will host community favourites such as Train Yas, ADNIC Yas Run, Tri Yas, Walk 2012 as well as new events such as Cycle Yas. Also new, and unique to the 2012/2013 calendar, is the F1 in Schools World Finals which will see students from across the globe visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Marina Circuit to take part in this special “F1 before the F1”.
“The 2012/2013 season is poised to be one of the best yet at Yas Marina Circuit,” added Cregan. “As the UAE community continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace, we hope to grow along with it.”
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.