YAS MARINA CIRCUIT TO ENHANCE DRAG RACING EXPERIENCE THANKS TO PARTNERSHIP WITH PKE GULF WLL

Back by popular demand, Yas Drag night ‘Roll Racing’ will return to Yas Marina Circuit on June 29th

 Yas Marina Circuit has today announced a partnership with PKE Gulf WLL that will see advanced timing technology installed throughout Circuit’s custom-built drag strip.

The technology being implemented, thanks to the partnership with PKE, will enhance drivers’ drag experiences by allowing competitors to record their timings using the state-of-the-art timing technology.

The timing equipment has been recently tested in Yas Drag Night “Roll Racing Edition” and will now be implemented across the Circuit’s drag racing experience, open nights and at Yas Marina Circuit’s Yas Super Street Challenge, which is set to return for its 4th edition in October 2018.

The timing kit upgrade is very timely as drag racing is steadily becoming more popular throughout the UAE. Yas Marina Circuit has seen a growth in their home grown drag racing championship, Yas Super Street Challenge, with competitor numbers increasing by 75 per cent since the inaugural series.

Speaking about the partnership Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit said: “Yas Marina Circuit is delighted to be partnering with PKE as the Official Technology Partner of Yas Drag Racing.

“As part of the agreement we will see state-of-the-art technology implemented at the Circuit which will not only enhance the driver experience but allow us to provide the premier drag racing product in the region, across a variety of programmes we offer here at Yas Marina Circuit.”

Mr. Philipp Peischl the Managing Director of PKE GULF WLL – Abu Dhabi added: “The partnership between PKE and Yas Marina Circuit will further strengthen our organisations and our partnership with Yas Marina Circuit and speaks to YMC’s vision ‘To be the Meeting Place of Champions’, contributing to positioning of Abu Dhabi as a premier destination.

“Following this vision, PKE will innovate at the Circuit to further enhance the systems used and make it as the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing.”

It has also been announced that Yas Drag Night “Roll Racing Edition”, will return on June 29th. The event was first introduced earlier this year to give first-time or novice drivers the opportunity to test out their drag skills on Yas Marina Circuit’s purpose-built drag strip and has been extremely popular.

Spectators and supporters of the rookie drivers are welcome on June 29th, with entry starting from AED35. Drivers must be over 18 and hold a valid driving licence but can use their own cars. You don’t need to be an expert racer to roll down the drag strip!

Budding racers: be aware that slots are limited so advance booking is highly recommended.

WHERE: Yas Marina Circuit, Custom-Built Drag Strip

WHEN: Friday 29 June from 18:00 – 00:00

PRICE: AED 320 inclusive of VAT; Spectators AED 35

AGE: Drivers must be over 18 and hold a valid driving licence

HOW TO BOOK: Call us on 800 YAS (927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800 to check for availability and to make a booking.

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