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SOURCE Dubai Autodrome
DUBAI, UAE, December 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Dubai Autodrome is braced for a very busy weekend on track in the heart of Motorcity, including two action packed days starting Thursday afternoon and ending on Friday, followed by the much anticipated Color Run on Saturday morning where over 8,000 runners are expected to descend on the venue.
Competition over the first two days will be of the highest order with two races of the highly acclaimed Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, featuring 21 of the region's top race drivers, headlining the programme.
Also on the bill are rounds of the UAE Sportbike Championship, NGK Racing Series and the Radical Cup Middle East.
Action - on the International Circuit configuration - starts on Thursday (12 December) with free practice between 09:00 am and 12:00 noon for cars. The first of two Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME qualifying sessions takes place at 14:20 pm, with the first 14 lap race scheduled for 16:50 pm.
The first, of two back to back, Radical Middle East Cup qualifying sessions starts at 15:20 pm.
Friday kicks off with UAE Sportbikes qualifying at 09:45 am, followed by Race 1 of the Radical Middle East Cup which is set to be flagged off at 10:20 am, with the first UAE Sportbikes race at 11:20 am.
NGK Racing Series qualifying starts at 11:10 followed by Race 1 at 13:55 pm and Race 2 at 16:05 pm.
Race 2 qualifying for Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME is at 11:40 am, with the second race of their weekend set to get underway at 16:45 pm.
Also on the day, shortly after noon, will be an on track parade by members of the Porsche Owners Club.
On Saturday a huge contingent of runners will take to the track as part of the first ever Color Run, in the UAE, presented by Activelife.The event is a unique five kilometre fun run that gathers participants to run through showers of colored powder in a celebration of health and happiness.
The non-competitive untimed event is dubbed the "Happiest 5k on the Planet" and is an initiative by the National Health Insurance Company - Daman - organised by IMG aiming to raising awareness regarding all aspects of health and fitness.
Participants are expected to arrive at the venue shortly after dawn with the start, featuring over 8,000 runners, earmarked for 09:00 am on the Dubai Autodrome main straight.
Spectators are welcome throughout the three days of activities at the Autodrome, attendance is free of charge with access to the main grandstand and the paddock area.
Weekend Schedule (Provisional)
Thursday, 12 December 2013
09:00 - 12:00 General Testing
12:10 - 12:40 Radical Middle East Cup Practice 1
13:10 - 13:30 UAE Sportbike Championship Practice 1
13:40 - 14:10 Radical Middle East Cup Practice 2
14:20 - 14:40 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME Qualifying 1
14:50 - 15:10 UAE Sportbike Championship Practice 2
15:20 - 15:35 Radical Middle East Cup Qualifying 1
15:40 - 15:55 Radical Middle East Cup Qualifying 2
16:05 - 16:25 UAE Sportbike Championship Practice 3
16:50 - Race 1 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME Race 1 14 Laps
Friday, 13 December 2013
09:00 - 09:15 NGK Racing Series Warm Up
09:25 - 09:35 UAE Sportbike Championship Warm Up
09:45 - 10:00 UAE Sportbike Championship Qualifying
10:15 - Race 2 Radical Middle East Cup Race 1
11:10 - 11:30 NGK Racing Series Qualifying
11:40 - 12:10 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME Qualifying 2
12:20 - 12:40 Porsche Owners Club Parade Laps
13:20 - UAE Sportbike Championship Race 1
13:55 - NGK Racing Series Race 1
14:30 - Radical Middle East Cup Race 2
15:30 - UAE Sportbike Championship Race 2
16:05 - NGK Racing Series Race 2 20min
16:45 - Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME
Saturday, 14 December
09:00 - Color Run
Caption: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME action back at Dubai Autodrome
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