Formula D Goes to UAE

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Formula Drift and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management are joining forces to bring Formula D to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in what will be an inaugural invitational event. Eight of the series’ top drivers and their cars will be transported to the UAE for what will be the first world-class drift event in the Persian Gulf region.

“The partnership with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management is a perfect fit to introduce the Formula DRIFT UAE Invitational Competition,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “Even though drifting has been to the UAE before, we are excited to bring a world class combination of the world’s most advanced circuit along with the world’s leading drifting series.”

The lucky drivers include 2-time Formula DRIFT champion and 3-time X-Games Gold Medalist Tanner Foust, 2010 Formula DRIFT rookie of the year and past Scandinavian champion, Fredric Aasbo, 2009 Formula DRIFT champion, Chris Forsberg, Darren McNamara, Ryan Tuerck, and Daijiro Yoshihara. Two more spots are still up for grabs and will be announced at a later date. This is exciting for the sport and will mark a historic world first come February 25th next year.

Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of the Yas Marina Circuit had this to say: “I am delighted that motorsports fans in Abu Dhabi and the UAE will get to experience the spectacle of Formula DRIFT at Yas. Drifting will add a new dimension to the range of motorsports offered here and I believe it will attract a large following, just as drag racing has.”

The inaugural event will serve as a perfect pre-season taster for the 2011 championship and provide the drivers with good practice in searing desert temperatures, which should test both man and machine to their limits.


Source: Formula D

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  (858) posted on 04.7.2011

Okay, let’s go to UAE and watch Formula D! Oh, let me check if there a schedule for 2011.

  (745) posted on 11.26.2010

exactly, what other form of modern day motorsport could you watch the revival of modern day muscle cars.

  (780) posted on 11.23.2010

Next time they should wear Puma or Adidas, that Nike-dress is just ridiculous. And somehow, can’t help myself, this all sounds like a BMW-marketing trick.

  (341) posted on 11.22.2010

They used up ALL of the money on this one show. Looks like it will be worth it.

  (344) posted on 11.21.2010

It’s definitely a good thing that they will be getting Formula D to the UAE. Those crazy drivers there will definitely have lots of fun.

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