DUBAI RALLY OFFERS NEW LOOK AND ASSISTANCE PACKAGES FOR OVERSEAS CREWS
Fast flowing stages over smooth desert trails to test drivers and machinery in climax to FIA Middle East series
Dubai, UAE, 19th October 2010: The Dubai International Rally will run in December with a completely revised route featuring all new stages, and generous assistance packages are available for overseas competitors tackling the final round of this year's FIA Middle East Championship.
The new stages are all fast flowing with short "technical" sections to test the drivers and machinery, and they will be in use for the first time when the competitive action takes place on December 3-4.
Smooth and forgiving desert trails outside Dubai have been carefully selected with the aim to get the maximum number of competitors to the finish.
The Service Park will be based on an asphalt surface and is conveniently located close to the stages, resulting in a very compact event format.
Overseas competitors are asked to contact the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (www.atcuae.ae), the rally organisers, for details of assistance packages to help with travel and accommodation, and for other information.
"The Dubai Rally has a great tradition and reputation and I am confident that the new stages will prove to be very popular with both competitors and spectators alike", said FIA Vice President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the ATCUAE President.
"We look forward again to welcoming a strong contingent of competitors from overseas, and from a number of other Middle East countries, and expect a very competitive event to round off the 2010 FIA Middle East Rally Championship."
Running traditionally over the UAE National Day holiday weekend, the event will have a ceremonial start on December 2 from the Old Town area of Dubai, overlooked by the stunning Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Over the following two days six stages of approximately 22 kms each will all be run twice to produce a route of 280 kms.