Season Finale Kartdrome 24 Hours has a Distinct International Flavor

Nov 28, 2013, 01:54 ET from Dubai Autodrome

DUBAI, UAE, November 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Top international teams to line up on the grid for Round 4
  • Nations Cup will be a contest with national pride at stake

The fourth and final round of the 2013 Kartdrome Endurance Championship driven by Mini will not only be the crucial decider for this year's coveted title, but will also be host to a number of international teams who will descend on Dubai on the weekend of 6-7 December 2013 to battle in the season finale.

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The Kartdrome 24 Hours is traditionally the most high profile race of the four endurance races that take place during the course of the year, this mainly due to the fact that top international outfits find time in their winter schedule to participate in a race which is now one of the premier events on the global leisure karting calendar.

Apart from the prestige, of racing in and visiting the UAE, the race also counts for precious Sodi World Series points, whereby the top teams in the championship get the opportunity to conmpete in the world finals which take place in France next year.

With the advent of the first ever Russian Grand Prix in Sochi next year, interest in motorsport is booming in that country and as a result several top karting teams will make the journey to compete in Dubai. Among them are the likes of Lukoil Racing Team, Mazda Karting Academy, Mazda Sport Academy, Kozaks, Squadra, Formula Kart Krasnodar and BFA Bank Attack Team.

Europe is well represented with Pluscity Team from Austria, Kart Excellence made up of mainly Swiss drivers, Sensory Minds GP from Germany, strong French outfit CER Karting and the predominantly French team GP Racing.

The locally based teams featuring one nationality line-ups include: the Dubai Falcon Racing Team and Dubai 5 all Emirati teams, locally based CG Racing 1 and CG Racing 2 featuring all Lebanese drivers and Alpha Racing which has a predominantly Indian driver line-up.

The remaining teams, mostly UAE based, reflect the ecclectic mix of nationalities which the country is famous for, with drivers from numerous countries (barring the abovemetioned) set for action over the two days at the Kartdrome, from the likes of: Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United States, Pakistan, Canada, Sri Lanka, Bangaldesh, South Africa, Portugal, Britian, Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Belgium.

Although the battle for overall top honours will grab the headlines during the two days of racing, there will be a great deal of interest in what should be an intriguing contest for the top prize in the Nations Cup, which will be a race within a race where national pride will be at stake.

Kartdrome manager Ryan Trutch commented, "The season finale of the 2013 Kartdrome Endurance Championship driven by Mini is always one of the highlights of the season at our venue. We pull out all the stops to deliver a top event, as we always do, so that international competitors go home with a good story to tell, about the race and also about Dubai. We have worked hard to create an event which is now part of Dubai's impressive international sporting calendar, and by attracting so many teams from abroad we are buying in to Dubai as a sport tourism destination."

On Friday (6 December) the field of 32 karts will be flagged off - in traditional Le Mans style running start - at 12:00 noon and will run for 24 hours until 12:00 noon the following day, Saturday. Entry to the Kartdrome is free for spectators.

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SOURCE Dubai Autodrome