CAR Middle East spends the day on track at Yar Marina Circuit's Race School in Abu Dhabi. Read about the Race School: http://www.carmiddleeast.com/article-1-1710-yas_marina_racing_school
Editor Tom Bird tries out the tracks 'Supersports' cars (Radicals) and the gorgeous and awesome-sounding Aston Martin GT4. Plus he gets the ride of his life with Mika Salo in a two-seater Formula 1 car
Racing School - Laguna Seca
This is a video of one of my lapping sessions at the Skip Barber Racing School at Laguna Seca Race Track near Monterey. Start the video at 5:30 in order to get to the start of the lapping session.
Formula Drift - Abu Dhabi 2011 - Yas Marina Curcuit - Urban Skillz
Formula Drift - Abu Dhabi 2011
Yas Marina Curcuit
Pure Drift Race Sounds
Tanner Foust - Golden Child
Chris Forsberg - The Force
Dai Yoshihara - Child Of The Drift
Fredric Aasbo - On The Way Up
Ryan Tuerck - Hampsha
Michael Essa - The BMW Freak
Mike Whiddett - Mad Mike
Ken Gushi - I am... The Future
Tony Brakohiapa - The Wise One
Shpongle - Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness
The Prodigy - Omen
Ma5da MX5 UK Championship 2010 - Silverstone Circuit - Race 1 (wet)
http://fahadhizam.com Fahad Hizam, Car# 43 of Meezer Racing in the 2010 Ma5da MX5 UK Championship. Started 38th of 48, finished 34th in the first race of the seventh weekend of the Ma5da Championship.
I was on dry tires. Then the car wouldn't steer well after the impact at 5:35.
Racing Career http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/5813/career/
TV programs can be watched at Ma5da website or http://www.streamingvideoprovider.co.uk/index.php?l=player&a=run&ch=7676
Car is 1990 Mazda MX-5 1.6L, Ma5da MK1 Spec. http://www.ma5daracing.com
Video and Data by Race Technology UK http://www.race-technology.com
Intro image by Jonathan Elsey
Hot Laps with Johnny Herbert
Hot Laps of the Yas Marina circuit in an Aston Martin Gt4 with Johnny Herbert at the wheel. Sorry about the quality, I was holding the camera in my hand which can be a bit tricky as you can imagine.
FIA GT1 2011 - Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
http://www.racedepartment.com - Aston Martin sealed a thrilling victory in the Championship Race at Abu Dhabi with the Hexis AMR No. 3 of Stef Dusseldorp and Clivio Piccione holding off a late charge by the JR Motorsport Nissan GT-R No.22 of Peter Dumbreck and Richard Westbrook to take the chequered flag.
Third place went to the All-Inkl Munnich Motorsport Lamborghini No.38 of Marc Basseng and Markus Winkelhock, which also had to fight hard in the closing stages, with both the No. 4 Hexis Aston Martin of Christian Hohenadel and Andrea Piccini and the No. 8 Young Driver Aston Martin of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke finishing within two seconds on the road.
Victory belonged to Piccione and Dusseldorp however, with Hexis' superb pit stop the key as it allowed the team to jump from fifth into a healthy lead of around seven seconds. That proved just enough as Westbrook in the JRM Nissan GT-R was able to close to within four tenths in the final stages of the race, but couldn't quite do enough to find a way through.
Piccione acknowledged the role the stop had played, saying: "A big thank you to the team; they made this win possible with an amazing pit stop."
The win, which comes on Dusseldorp's GT1 debut, also puts the Dutchman and his teammate top of the 2011 standings, while Hexis sit top of the team classification.
The start of the race was notably less dramatic than its afternoon counterpart, although a storming start by Enrique Bernoldi in the No. 20 Nissan Sumo Power GT-R saw him jump from fourth to first.
The top five remained within two seconds of each other almost until the pit lane opened, but drama ensued as the lead No. 20 Sumo Power GT and the No. 41 Marc VDS Ford - which had been second - collided in the pit lane. The Nissan suffered damage and the Ford was later penalised, ending both cars' victory challenges.
That left the No. 3 Hexis Aston Martin and the No. 22 JMR Nissan in a shootout for the win, while behind them the No. 38 All-Inkl Lamborghini did will to hold onto third under heavy pressure from the second Hexis Aston Martin and a resurgent No. 8 Young Driver Aston Martin, which had started the race from the penultimate row of the grid.
Tomas Enge and Alex Muller were sixth in the No. 7 Young Driver AMR, ahead of the No. 5 Swiss Racing Lamborghini of Peter Kox and Karl Wendlinger.
Despite their penalty the No. 41 Marc VDS of Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowieski was Ford's highest finisher in eighth, while Mike Hezemans and Nicky Catsburg guided the Exim Bank team China Corvette to tenth.
The pinnacle of sports car racing features 12 teams, 24 cars and 48 of the world's leading drivers will compete on 10 of the leading circuits on four continents. Overall, the new FIA GT1 World Championship is ground-breaking, truly global, prestigious, and technically innovative; ushering in a new era for sportscar racing.
Cars from six of the most renowned sportscar marques will battle for supremacy. The Aston Martin DB9, Corvette Z06, Ford GT, Lamborghini Murciélago RS-V, Maserati MC 12 and Nissan GT-R are all striving for top spot. Monitor how they perform in each race and the final championship rankings.
Maserati trackday at Yas Marina Circuit
Maserati becomes the first brand ever to host an event at the spanking new Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit in Abu Dhabi, and were among the first motoring hacks to belt Italys finest on the track. We get behind the wheel of the entire range, from the Quattroporte Sports GTS and GranTurismo S to the insane MC GT4 race car!
Yas Marina F1 Formula 1 Racing Experience and bad whiplash!
A video around the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina track and the two-seater Formula One car. Just when you think your belt & harness is tight....think again! This shows just how violent the G forces are that a Formula One driver experiences lap after lap.