The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome was heaving last weekend as the Emirates Motorsport Expo returned. Organized in collaboration with Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) and the Dubai Sports Council, it featured an expanded line-up of over 60 exhibitors.
The exposition hosted attractions including track experiences, food trucks, racing simulators, a kart auction and car exhibits. Local racing teams and companies were on hand to offer a wide range of entry level opportunities for motorsport enthusiasts in all categories of UAE motorsport.
The ATCUAE Season Launch was central to the event, with expo patron Ben Sulayem and a panel of guest speakers discussing the upcoming activities and opportunities in the local motorsport calendar.
Ben Sulayem said, “With such a large turnout of exhibitors and visitors, we have really seen a growth in motorsport. This year’s calendar is a reflection of that growth with both national and international events. I look forward to the continued success of the sport.”
Among the announcements was the return of the fan favourite NGK tracing series to the National Race Days. Returning for the sixth year running, and forming the core of local race weekends, the series features six categories of various racing vehicles, including GTs, touring cars, and the Clio Cup.
Dubai Autodrome general manager, Faisal Al Sahlawi said, “With the opening of the Motorsport Business Park, we hope to foster a unique motorsport ecosystem that will provide support and growth for the industry.”