Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
Automobile & Motoring(Automobile)
Filter PR by

Dubai Autodrome to Welcome Record-Breaking 48 Teams as Road to Le Mans 24 Hours Race Begins

Dubai Autodrome to Welcome Record-Breaking 48 Teams as Road to Le Mans 24 Hours Race Begins
• The venue will host the opening two races of the Asian Le Mans Series this weekend which will feature leading international endurance drivers in action including former Formula One driver Paul Di Resta.
• Oman’s Al Faisal Al Zubair will also be on the grid for the Series that will serve as a qualifier to this year’s legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race in June.
• Members of the public can register for free tickets to watch the racing contests over the weekend by visiting
Dubai, 09 February 2023: The road to qualify for this year’s legendary Le Mans endurance race begins this weekend at the Dubai Autodrome with more than 48 cars and ex-Formula One drivers set to feature in the opening races of the Asian Le Mans Series on the 11th and 12th of February.  
Organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which oversees the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race, the four-round Asian Le Mans Series will provide an opportunity for teams to earn a berth in this year’s flagship endurance Le Mans race in June.
Among the leading drivers that will be hitting the track at the Dubai Autodrome for Rounds One and Two on Saturday and Sunday include ex-Formula One driver Paul Di Resta of Great Britain. Following his stint in the top-tier motorsport competition that saw him drive for Force India and Williams, the 36-year-old has been enjoying great success after switching to endurance racing and will line up in Dubai again for United Autosports in the LMP2 class. 
The grid will also include former Formula One test and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello. The Swiss-born Italian is a product of the Ferrari Driver Academy and will be aiming to build on his Spa 24 Hours victory – his maiden major triumph in endurance racing for GetSpeed Performance.
Austria’s Klaus Bachler, who had competed alongside UAE’s Khaled Al Qubaisi in three Le Mans races between 2014-17 will also feature for Herberth Motorsport while Nicky Catsburg, who finished second in the GTE Pro category at the 2021 Le Mans, will also be behind the wheel for Walkenhorst Motorsport.
The event has also attracted Oman’s Al Faisal Al Zubair, who will be driving for Al Manar Racing by HRT and as the only Arab driver on the track, he will be aiming to make the region proud. Al Manar Racing comes in the series on the back of a strong performance at the Hankook Dubai 24 Hours where they secured pole position before being forced to retire due to technical issues. 
It is the third time that Dubai Autodrome will be hosting two four-hour races of the series which will continue in Abu Dhabi the following weekend. The event provides a platform for teams and drivers in the Asian region to test themselves against the best international drivers and compete in a high-level competition and gain crucial experience so they can progress in their career. Dubai has become a winter motorsport destination providing experienced drivers, looking to compete in the series’ European counterpart, valuable seat time.
The weekend will also feature the highly competitive Formula Regional Middle East Championship and F4 UAE Championship.
Tickets are free to witness the racing action while off the track there will be a wide array of kids’ activities, entertainment and food trucks on both days with the Grandstand and Apex Garden available for spectators.
Faisal Al Sahlawi, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, said: “The Le Mans 24 Hours is the most famous endurance race in the world with a rich history and setting and we are proud that the road to this event once again begins at the Dubai Autodrome.
“The fact that this year’s series has attracted some leading GT drivers from around the world including ex-Formula One drivers exemplifies how highly regarded the Asian Le Mans Series is and is a testimony to the UAE and Dubai’s ability to host world-class international motorsport.
“With tickets being free, this is another fantastic opportunity for people in the UAE to watch some high-quality racing and I hope to see many people at the Dubai Autodrome in what will be an enjoyable weekend for all.”
Round One of the Dubai 4 Hours race will take place on Saturday while Round Two will be held on Sunday with both contests beginning at 3:00pm.

Posted by : Editorial Team
Viewed 15457 times
PR Category : Automobile
Posted on : Thursday, February 9, 2023  12:36:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : Al Tayer Motors Luxury Fleet Ensures World Government Summit...
Next Story : Renault of Arabian Automobiles Rolls Out Koleos Trade-in Off...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, H... [41258-Views]
Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa [40914-Views]
Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh [29655-Views]
Last-Minute Eid Shopping With Max Fashion's New Collection [9422-Views]
Emirates scores 3 top awards for Inflight Entertainment, Connectivity, and Premium Economy... [9172-Views]
Living Proof® Brings Its Pioneering, Science-Backed Haircare Solutions To The Region [8307-Views]
REDTAG Presents a Range of Captivating Styles with its Eid Al Adha Collection 2024 [8286-Views]
SHREE Unveils New Store in Dubai Silicon Central, Bringing Contemporary Fashion to the Hea... [8200-Views]
Eid Al-Adha Gifting with Lush Middle East | Eid Exclusives, Haircare Sets and Spa Treatmen... [7983-Views]
Danube Group Onboards Dubai Media Inc. as Their Official Media Partner [7798-Views]
ADFD and AIIB host knowledge exchange workshop, Paving way for enhanced climate action ini... [7728-Views]
LINDBERG Sun Titanium: Impossibly Lightweight [7585-Views]
Spin, Win & Celebrate! Deerfields Mall gears up for Eid al Adha [7216-Views]
SharkNinja Makes Waves in Dubai with First-Ever Middle East Showcase and Regional Launch o... [6896-Views]
Introducing the LUSH Spa: A Sanctuary for Self-Care and Holistic Wellbeing [6863-Views]
Yates takes lead at Tour de Suisse summit finish [6826-Views]
Meet Your Hair Care Match With Lush's New Gift Sets [6822-Views]
Abu Dhabi University Climbs 79 places in the 2025 QS World University Rankings [6646-Views]
Dubai SME and Danube Group Sign Cooperation Agreement to Boost Market Opportunities and Fo... [6585-Views]
2024 marks a break through for sustainability in the GCC, PwC report [6539-Views]
Economic Integration Committee reviews progress of National Registry, discusses UAE's ende... [6539-Views]
Celebrate kindness and joy with Lush's festive Eid collection [6503-Views]
LG Delivers Sensational Summer Vibes Through Soundbar's Spatial Sound Technology [6330-Views]
EarthSoul celebrates World Environment Day with expert panel on environmental stewardship [6310-Views]
Savanna Presents Their Conscious Capsule Collection: Back To Roots: Edition 1 [6261-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin on Instagram
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Top Sections
Top Stories