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Continental Racing: Emirati Team Clinches Victory in GT4 Class at the Hankook 24H Dubai

05 Feb 2024
  • Can Their Unmatched Resilience Propel Them to GT4 Domination in the Upcoming Season?

In a weekend filled with high-octane excitement, the celebrated Hankook 24H Dubai race returned to the famed Dubai Autodrome, continuing a prestigious tradition since 2004. The event witnessed an extraordinary triumph by an Emirati team that has swiftly risen to prominence in the world of endurance racing.

Emirati Team Secures First-Ever Toyota Supra Win in GT4 Class at Hankook 24H Dubai

Emirati Team Secures First-Ever Toyota Supra Win in GT4 Class at Hankook 24H Dubai

Continental Racing, an Emirati team, has achieved a significant milestone in motorsport by winning the GT4 Class at the Hankook 24H Dubai. This win aboard the Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo is notable for being the first for a Toyota Supra in the event's history.

The 2024 Endurance Season commenced with Continental Racing asserting dominance in the GT4 class at the 6H Abu Dhabi Race on January 20th. However, an unexpected twist occurred at a refueling station, leading to a two-lap loss and a temporary fall from the leading position. The resilient driver lineup for this challenging race comprised Emirati talent, Ahmed Al Khaja, along with Vasily Vladykin and Andrey Solukovtsev.

Bouncing back with unwavering determination, Continental Racing achieved a stunning victory at the Hankook 24H Dubai Race. This victory also played a pivotal role in the Middle East Trophy standings, with Vasily Vladykin and Andrey Solukovtsev earning the championship with equal points. The victorious lineup for this race featured Vasily Vladykin, Andrey Solukovtsev, David Pogosyan, and Mikhail Loboda, propelling Continental Racing to a commendable P3 in the Middle East Trophy 2023/2024 GT4 Class.

A Continental Racing Team representative said: "This triumph at the esteemed GT4 World’s premier endurance event is a momentous milestone for our UAE-based team, especially considering our journey began just over a year ago. Winning the GT4 Class Championship on our home track fills us with immense pride. Our heartfelt gratitude extends to Nordberg, our sponsor, for their unwavering support throughout this endurance season."

Continental Racing's stellar performance and historic victory in the GT4 Class at the Hankook 24H Dubai Race not only showcases their exceptional skill and resilience but also marks a significant chapter in the story of Emirati motorsport excellence.

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Jameel Motorsport and Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation launch GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program

05 May 2024
Jameel Motorsport and Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation launch GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program

As part of its commitment to nurturing sporting talent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jameel Motorsport in collaboration with the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation, launched the GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program. This initiative is set to discover the next generation of professional co-drivers who will partake in cross-country rallies, bolstering Saudi Arabia's presence on the regional and international motorsports stages.

FORMULA E AND FIA UNVEIL GEN3 EVO RACE CAR CAPABLE OF 0-60MPH IN JUST 1.82s

30 Apr 2024
FORMULA E AND FIA UNVEIL GEN3 EVO RACE CAR CAPABLE OF 0-60MPH IN JUST 1.82s

Formula E and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) have today revealed the next generation of race car, the new all-electric GEN3 Evo, capable of 0-60mph in 1.82s.

Leveraging a roster of innovative technical upgrades, the GEN3 Evo unveiled at H.S.H Prince Albert II’s Private Car Collection will debut in Season 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where some of the world’s greatest manufacturers and drivers race wheel-to-wheel in iconic locations around the globe.

Developed by specialists from Formula E and the FIA, the latest GEN3 Evo edition marks a significant leap in electric racing technology, with acceleration 0-60mph 30% faster than a current F1 car, and 36% faster than the GEN3 car.

Capable of accelerating nearly a full second faster than its predecessor – the GEN3 – that was the world’s first race car designed for street racing, it sets an even higher standard in performance, sustainability, and efficiency. The GEN3 Evo serves as a formidable ambassador for the future of motorsport, embodying cutting-edge advancements and a commitment to environmental responsibility.

ASPIRE to Launch Inaugural ‘Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League’ Redefining Future of Extreme Sport on April 27

25 Apr 2024
ASPIRE to Launch Inaugural ‘Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League’ Redefining Future of Extreme Sport on April 27

On Saturday, April 27th, Abu Dhabi will host a groundbreaking event, welcoming 10,000 spectators to witness the inaugural ASPIRE Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL) at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit. This brand-new autonomous racing competition marks a significant milestone in motorsport history, billed as the largest league of its kind globally.

Eight teams will compete: Code19 Racing (one of the first independent autonomous racing entity from the USA), Constructor University (based in Germany and Switzerland), Fly Eagle (representing Beijing Institute of Technology from China and Khalifa University from the UAE), HUMDA Lab (a member of the Széchenyi István University Group from Hungary), KINETIZ (a collaboration between Singapore Nanyang Technological University and Kintsugi based in the UAE), PoliMOVE (representing Politecnico di Milano from Italy), UNIMORE (also from Italy - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), and Technical University of Munich - TUM (from Germany), vying for a substantial prize purse of US$ 2.25 million.