The Dubai Autodrome Hot
The 5.39km Dubai Autodrome circuit is one of the most modern in the world; it is also one of the most challenging, as it has a combination of high-speed straights and technical corners. The venue is part of the Union Properties Motorcity development in the greater Dubailand area. The circuit, which contains six different configurations, is designed to allow three racing circuits to operate simultaneously, safely and independently from each other. The result presents circuit users with unparalleled options.
In recent years Dubai Autodrome has deliberately positioned itself as the home of UAE national motorsport. The goal to develop and promote UAE motor racing at national level. Through the DAMC the venue hosts races for: UAE Touring Car Championship, UAE GT Championship and the UAE Sportbikes Championship. Other race series that visit the circuit include: Trofeu Maserati, Radical Cup, Porsche Cup Middle East, Suzuki Swift Cup and Formula Gulf 1000.
The highlight of the local motorsport calendar has been the Dubai Motorsport Festival, at the circuit which takes, on a distinctly local flavour with the catch phrase being: a celebration of UAE motorsport.
Dubai Autodrome started to hold international motorsport events in 2004. Since then a number of illustrious events have taken place at the venue including rounds of the: FIA GT World Championship, FIA World Touring Car Championship, A1GP, World Series by Renault, Dunlop 24 Hours Endurance Series, Speedcar Series and GP2 Asia Series.
Some of the world’s most famous drivers have driven competitively or visited the circuit including the likes of Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, Kimi Raikkonen, Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi to name just a few.