Dubai Autodrome started to host international motorsport events shortly after the circuit was complete in 2004. Since then a number of illustrious events have taken place at the venue including rounds of the: FIA GT Championship, World Touring Car Championship, A1GP, World Series by Renault, Toyo Tires 24 Hours Endurance Series and the Grand Racing weekend featuring 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.
Dubai Autodrome hosts annual editions of the Grand Racing concept which encompasses Speedcar Series and GP2 Asia Series on an action packed weekend.
Speedcar is hyped as “Born in Dubai. Built for Speed” and feature legendary former Formula One drivers and established Sportscar and Touring Car stars in action against a host of up and coming youngsters including the UAE’s very own Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum behind the wheel of monster V8, 620 horse power purpose built stock cars. Each time the "Boys Come Back To Town" race fans can expect a mouth watering display of no holds barred racing.
GP2 Asia is the premier single seater category on the continent. Drivers in this series have their eyes firmly focused on a single goal: making it into Formula One. A fantasy? Definitely not if you consider that the current crop of young guns plying their trade in Formula One who graduated from GP2 Series. These include the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil, Heikki Kovalainen and the list goes on. The next generation of superstars contest the GP2 Asia series at Dubai Autodrome annually.
Off-track activities on Grand Racing weekend is what makes the event "Grand" this includes exotic car shows, entertainers, food & beverages, VIP hospitality, big prizes, fun events for children and families. The Grand Racing package delivers an action packed race weekend and a must see (and be seen) event in Dubai for sports fans.
FIA GT3 European Championship
The FIA GT Championship has been visiting Dubai Autodrome since international racing started at the circuit in 2004 of which the FIA GT3 European Championship has been an end of the year attraction at the circuit. Large fields with some of the world’s most desirable machinery including: Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin to name a few doing battle in two one hour sprint races.
Toyo Tires 24 Hours of Dubai
The Toyo Tyres 24 Hour of Dubai endurance race has become a mainstay of the international motorsport calendar and is the first major racing event of any given year. The Dubai Autodrome round attracts a huge entry of teams and drivers from all corners of the globe including a number of teams from the UAE. Huge fields makes it one of the biggest, events of it’s kind – in line with the endurance classics staged at Le Mans, Daytona and Spa. Teams from across the world descend on Dubai for the three day extravaganza with the growing number of participants confirms the popularity of this event. The line-up includes marques such as Porsche, BMW, Ford Seat, Renault, Ferrari, Volkswagen and Audi. With each team traveling to the city with an average of 15 support crew and team members, the event is set to host over 1500 team personnel. Traditionally at 2pm on Friday - in early January - the green flag drops and the massive field roars away from the Dubai Autodrome grid thus beginning the battle for supremacy and an adventure for teams that will go on non-stop for the next 24 hours.
Time Zone : (GMT +4:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Baku, Tbilisi
Major Events : FIA GT, WTCC, GP2, Speedcar, World Series Renault, Endurance GT
Circuit Length : 5.39km GP circuit, with 6 different configurations
Lap Record : TBA
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Third Win In A Row For Porsche At Dubai 24 Hours Posted on: 18/01/2010
It was a successful start to the 2010 motorsport year for Porsche: With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, works driver Patrick Pilet (France) and Porsche Junior Marco Holzer (Germany), supported by Raymond Narac (France), won the Dubai 24 hour race by a clear margin. This was the third win in a row at the long distance race on the Gulf for Porsche.
Dubai Motor Show - Mercedes Rolls Out Desert Gold Posted on: 15/12/2009
The Dubai Motorshow saw Mercedes AMG premiere two new models especially aimed at the Middle Eastern market, where "Bling" is clearly still "in".
The 571bhp Mercedes SLS AMG "Desert Gold" edition features a matt finish gold paint job with glossy black details; open those cool gull wing doors and inside is an all black ... Read More >>
Q&A With Dubai Autodrome: Posted on: 06/09/2009
Motor Sport Circuit Guide had a quick Q&A session with Dubai Autodrome and DAMC management this weekend with regards to the 2009/2010 motor racing season.
MSCG: It appears that Dubai Autodrome is set to host only one international race this year? Dubai Autodrome Management (DA): Technically the Nove... Read More >>
2009/2010 is a big season for local motorsport in the UAE Posted on: 01/09/2009
As the start of the 2009/2010 season fast approaches there is one man who is looking forward to what is in store for local UAE motorsport.
Dubai Autodrome Chairman Saeed Khalfan is enthusiastic about the prospects, “Over the past years we have relentlessly pursued to develop and promote UAE national level motorsport at Dubai Autodrome. This f... Read More >>
Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum tests Alpina B6 GT3 Posted on: 02/07/2009
16 June 2009
Full speed ahead for Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum
Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum, one of UAE’s most promising young racing drivers, enjoyed a day testing at the famous Hockenheim circuit with BMW ALPI... Read More >>
2009/2010 Provisional Race Calendar Announced Posted on: 02/07/2009
01 July 2009
UAE National Racing ATCUAE release provisional dates for the 2009/2010 UAE National Racing season
Dubai Autodrome will once again feature prominently on the 2009/2010 UAE ... Read More >>
The Dubai Autodrome is located just off the Emirates Highway E311 in Dubai Motor City.
At the Arabian Ranches interchange, turning off the E311 and onto the Al Qudra Road following signs to the circuit entrance, a short distance from the interchange.
2009 Event Calendar
Dubai Autodrome® & Kartdrome® Track Activities Calendar for 2009
(Last updated on 18 June 2009)
19 Friday Saloon Experience - All Day Club Circuit
20 Saturday Single Seater Experience - All Day Oval Circuit
25 Thursday Saloon Experience - All Day Club Circuit
26 Friday Cars Track Day International Circuit
26 Friday Single Seater Experience - All Day Oval Circuit
27 Saturday Single Seater Experience - Morning Oval Circuit
27 Saturday Skid Car Experience - Afternoon Oval Circuit
2 Thursday DAMC Sprint Challenge, Round 3 - Evening Club Circuit
3 Friday Saloon Experience - All Day & Evening Club Circuit
4 Saturday Single Seater Experience - All Day Oval Circuit
4 Saturday Cars Track Evening - Newcomers & Advanced Club Circuit
10 Friday Single Seater Experience - Morning Club Circuit
10 Friday Saloon Experience - All Day Club Circuit
10 Friday Cars Track Evening - Newcomers & Advanced Club Circuit
11 Saturday Single Seater Experience - Morning & Afternoon Oval Circuit
14 Tuesday Motorcycle Track Evening Club Circuit
17 Friday Saloon Experience - All Day Club Circuit
18 Saturday Single Seater Experience - All Day Oval Circuit
18 Saturday Cars Track Day - Morning International Circuit
23 Thursday DAMC Sprint Challenge, Round 4 - Evening Club Circuit
25 Saturday Single Seater Experience - All Day Oval Circuit
31 Friday Single Seater Experience - All Day Club Circuit
31 Friday Cars Track Evening - Newcomers & Advanced Club Circuit
Future Motorcycle Track Evenings
• Tuesday, 18 August 2009
• Tuesday, 15 September 2009
2009/2010 UAE National Racing Provisional Calendar
01-Oct Test Day & Press Launch
16-Oct UAE National Race Day 1
12, 13 & 14 November Dubai Motorsport Festival including UAE National Race Day 2
4 December UAE National Race Day 3
29-Jan UAE National Race Day 4
19 or 26 February UAE National Race Day 5
12-Mar UAE National Race Day 6
2 or 9 April UAE National Race Day 7
23-Apr UAE National Race Day 8
07-May Night of Champions Awards Evening