UAE’s premier GT and Touring Car series to continue with new management
One of the first race series to take to the tarmac at the Dubai Autodrome in 2008, the UAE ProCar Championship has become the series of choice, for GT and Touring car drivers from the UAE and around the world.
Being successfully managed by the Dubai Autodrome from its inception, the series is now in the hands of a new organiser and promotor.
GulfSport Racing, established in 2004, has organised and competed in more races that any other entity here in the region. Having started the Gulf Radical Cup in 2005, which still runs today, and also running the very successful Formula Gulf Academy for 7 years, GulfSport Racing are very excited to keep the good work and momentum the Dubai Autodrome have installed in the UAE ProCar Championship.
Faisal Al Sahlawi, Dubai Autodrome GM added:
“First of all, I would like to congratulate and say that we are very happy that GulfSport Racing takes up the challenge to become the new promotor of the Gulf ProCar series. We believe the race series is in good hands considering the success they have with the organisation of the Gulf Radical Cup.
The UAE Procar Championship for over 10 years has always been known as the “championship for the community”.
With the growth of UAE Motorsport going from strength-to-strength, we are delighted to have GulfSport Racing take over the championship and drive it to the next level. It was important that the Gulf ProCar Championship is continued and organized by a local UAE company and we have no doubt that GulfSport will bring success for all teams, drivers and stakeholders involved.
Last season was the most successful in the history of the ProCar Championship with growing entries, all credit to my whole team at Dubai Autodrome for this achievement.
We felt the time was right to handover the organisation of the series.
The series is close to our hearts and we wish GulfSport Racing all the success. We stand ready to offer our support and share our knowledge to make the series grow even bigger.”
With a small change to the name, now Gulf ProCar, no major format changes are planned for the coming season, as we see it important to keep consistency and allow all racers to continue the way they have done before.
Martin Hope from GulfSport Racing added:
“We are delighted to take on this opportunity to run Gulf ProCar. After the Dubai Autodrome approached us and explained they would no longer run the series, it was clear to us that we needed to step in and keep this great series going.
The grids have been really strong over the past few years, with a variety of cars. We think it’s important to have this series, not only as an entry point for drivers looking to move on from Karting or trackdays, but also as a series that welcomes professional race teams with GT or Touring cars to use the wonderful tracks [and weather] we have here in the UAE over the winter period”
GulfSport Racing will work closely with the other key stakeholders of the UAE National Motorsport scene, making sure the series is attractive to all classes of GT and Touring cars.
With a dedicated series coordinator, series stewards and scrutineers, confidence in the series will continue to grow, making sure drivers investment in their racing is well worth it.
The provisional race schedule will be released shortly with some more exciting details of the series, with entries officially opening at the start of June.
If you have any questions regarding the Gulf ProCar then please get in touch with us.
Tel: (971) 4 4228940
Series Coordinator – Alex Jacobs
Tel: (971) 50 651 5384
GulfSport Racing LLC, Unit 8, Dubai Autodrome Retail Plaza, Motorcity, Dubai