Driving stars roaring into Yas Marina Circuit

Round one of Freestyle Drift Championship gets off the start line this weekend

It’s not so much full speed ahead but full speed sideways – as the Freestyle Drift Championships kick off a brand new season of racing in the capital.

Expect plenty of burning rubber and thrilling manoeuvres as the region’s most dynamic drifting appear at Yas Marina Circuit on Friday, February 16.

The first of three high-octane rounds of competition at the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place on the Vehicle Dynamic Area.

The hotly-anticipated events will see drivers show off their skills in two separate categories, Nissan Patrol VTC and Land Cruiser.
Entry is still open for the first round, with prices starting at Dhs650.

If you’d rather watch from the stands than get in the driving seat, tickets are available for Dhs60.

Gates open at 6pm ahead of a 7pm start and there will be host of food trucks to keep you refuelled – so it won’t just be donuts on the track.

Dhs650 (entry fee for participants), Dhs60 (spectators). Fri Feb 16 7pm-11.30pm. Vehicle Dynamic Area, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, www.yasmarinacircuit.com.

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