Dubai 24 Hours inaugural race preview

Toyo Tire 24 Hours of Dubai At the start of the new year the first 24 hour race of the Middle East will attract many racing adventurers. Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th 70 international teams will attend the start of this race at Dubai ...

Toyo Tire 24 Hours of Dubai

At the start of the new year the first 24 hour race of the Middle East will attract many racing adventurers. Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th 70 international teams will attend the start of this race at Dubai Autodrome.

The starting grid will show competitors from 11 different countries from for example The Netherlands, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy and even Dubaï itself and numerous exotic cars like Porsche's GT3, Marcos Mantis and several BMW E46 GTR's. The race will be exhausting for both engineers and drivers due to the high temperatures in this desert country.

Halfway December 2005 42 containers filled up with 67 of the competing cars have left the Port of Rotterdam by ship and set sail to Dubaï to make sure all will be in place at the right time.

The organisation for the event is in the capable hands of the Dutch Creventic BV in close coöperation with the well known Dutch National Racing Team-foundation (Stichting DNRT). The Japanese tire factory Toyo Tires has given its name to the event.

The Dubai Autodrome is the region's first fully integrated motorsports facility. The complex, a part of the Union Properties Motorcity development, not only includes an FIA sanctioned 5.39km circuit, which offers six different configurations, but also incorporates a Race & Driving school and a CIK approved Karting track. Officially inaugurated in October 2004 when it hosted the final round of the FIA GT Championship, the Dubai Autodrome is designed to accommodate all types of motosports events from world class to local.

Irrespective of how the facilities are used, the Dubai Autodrome offers a full range of five star corporate hospitality services that guarantees a unique and unforgettable outing. Located 25 minutes from central Dubai with direct access via a network of modern highways, the Dubai Autodrome is a safe and controlled motoring environment that can accommodate large crowds and is also a social destination and tourist attraction for overseas visitors. Dubai Autodrome hosted the A1 Grand Prix this December.

Thanks to Toyo Tires the entrance during the Toyo Tires 24Hour race is free except for the paddock area and pitboxes.

-www.24hdubai.com

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