TRD 86 CUPThe six-round local motorsport series returns for season four between October 2017 – March 2018, with addition of flexible new ‘Race Hire’ option for already licenced drivers
TRD 86 Cup revealed to again be part of Yas Racing Series
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017: Yas Marina Circuit has announced the return of the TRD 86 Cup, which will take place from October 2017 to March 2018, at the home of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Supported once again by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) the series, which is back for its fourth successive season, will feature grassroots and professional racing action and see the return of experienced drivers such as Karim Al Azhari, Gregory Pain and Shihab Al Faheem but will also feature a bigger field of new drivers, who are yet to be announced.
Also new this year is the addition of the ‘Race Weekend Hire Packages’, which start at AED12,400 per round and offers already licenced drivers by Yas Marina Circuit to participate on a more flexible basis.
The sustainable local motor sport initiative, that has grown year-on-year, was first introduced by Yas Marina Circuit in 2014 to enable amateur racers to drive in a professional, competitive environment and allows drivers to gain experience of racing on a level playing field and the most affordable one-make motor racing series in the Middle East.
Speaking about the return of TRD 86 Cup, Saud Al Qaydi, Yas Motor Racing Club Project Manager, said: “Since the TRD 86 Cup started back in 2014 we have seen phenomenal growth in the local motorsport scene combined with very strong demand for local motorsport competition here in the UAE. Since its inception the TRD 86 Cup and Yas Racing Series itself has gone from strength to strength and we are now seeing even more drivers than ever register for the 2017-18 events.”
“Whether its entry-level races for amateurs or international series for seasoned professionals, Yas Marina Circuit’s season of motorsport will offer fans a comprehensive range of racing. This year promises to be a spectacular season of racing.”
The season opener will run from Friday 27th to Saturday 28th October with the return of the popular Yas Racing Series, held under the umbrella of Yas Motor Racing Club.
This season will again feature a mix of professional and amateur drivers as they look to compete head to head for a place on the podium across two separate categories – Gold and Silver – in the first of six competitive rounds that will see the TRD 86 Cup winner crowned in March next year.
Prospective drivers can still enter the series by visiting www.yasmarinacircuit.com.
Yas Racing Series & TRD 86 Cup Dates:
|Yas Racing Series Round 1||27-28 Oct||YMC|
|Yas Racing Series Round 2||17-18 November||Dubai Autodrome|
|Yas Racing Series Round 3||15-16 December||YMC + Gulf 12 Hours|
|Yas Racing Series Round 4||2-3 February||YMC|
|Yas Racing Series Round 5||23-24 February||YMC|
|Yas Racing Series Round 6||16-17 March||YMC|
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