ABU DHABI, UAE, October 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Abu Dhabi to host opening race of 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship - a first for the Middle East.
Yas Marina Circuit has unveiled its most comprehensive and dynamic calendar of events to date, with a huge range of exciting motorsports and community activities in the pipeline.
In keeping with its 'Always On' promise, Yas Marina Circuit has once again cemented its position as a world-class, year-round hub for high-octane sports events.
In an exciting new development for the 2018-19 calendar, Yas Marina Circuit will host the opening race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Taking place over the weekend of April 5th to 6th 2019 the event will be the first time the championship has visited the Middle East and is a further boost to Yas Marina Circuit's sporting credentials and heritage.
Race goers can expect a full weekend of off-track entertainment with thrilling on-track action and some of the world's most talented drivers competing for glory across the Championship's thrilling Supercar and RX2 classes.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship season is guaranteed to get off to a roaring start at the Yas Marina Circuit thanks to the support of key stakeholders Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), the Department for Culture and Tourism (DCT), Miral, and Aldar.
With some of the best Rallycross drivers in the world competing against each other, fans can expect to be blown away by a thrilling demonstration of motorsport action featuring powerful, highly modified and super sporty versions of regular production cars.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile & Touring Club UAE, said: "This international event will help to build on the UAE's already strong heritage of competing in major motorsports events and hosting championship races as well as inspiring a new generation of talented racing stars to compete at the highest level."
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit added: "With the new season being bookended by major sporting events - the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX in November and the FIA World Rallycross Championship in April - the 2018-19 calendar promises to be our biggest to date and fully demonstrates that Yas Marina Circuit is 'Always On'."
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SOURCE Yas Marina Circuit