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Karting Top Guns Expected For 2014 Dubai Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Jun 01, 2014 - 01:55 PM
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Karting Top Guns Expected For 2014 Dubai Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge


-Hot contest expected at the Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge
- New format allows for more participants and is set to spice up proceedings
- Masters category set up to cater for growing ranks of 'old timer' drivers

 

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Dubai Kartdrome will once again host the traditional Ramadan Challenge with four rounds being held on Monday evenings during the holy month with some interesting new elements added to proceedings, while all indications are that the cream of the UAE's karting drivers.

One of the biggest changes is the format of the race nights whereby each driver will get to compete in a 10 minute qualifying session, followed by two random grid heats, then a Pre-final and those who qualify will take part in the evening's Grand Final - all this over four rounds during the course of the month.

In a nutshell the 2014 Dubai Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge format is as follows:
Points will be awarded to the drivers for their finishing results in the random grid heats;
Top 15 drivers from the heats, will automatically qualify for the Grand Final at the end of the evening;
Next 16 drivers (P16 to P31) qualify for the Pre-final;
Top five from the Pre-Final proceed to the Grand Final;
Grand Final will be a race between the top 20 drivers on the night.
Kardrome Assistant manager David Bright explains: "The new format will level the playing field even further, rewarding drivers that are consistent and stay out of trouble. Racing should be cleaner and closer than ever before, with some new faces expected on the podium. And of course the hot conditions will be a major challenge for participants, an interesting series lies ahead."

A new Masters Category for over forties will be a race-within-a-race, along with a Merit Award for the highest placed pre-finalist who failed to make it through into the Grand Final.

There will be plenty silverware up for grabs each night with the top three overall, top three masters and the Merit Award winner all guaranteed to take home trophies.

At the end of the four rounds the driver with the most points will be declared 2014 Kartdrome Ramadan Champion and walk away with the prestigious prize of a full race weekend in the UAE Rotax Max Champoinship with the highly rated Energy UAE Kart Team.

The top Emirati driver in the four round series will be awarded a similar weekend with the Tony Kart UAE providing the prize.

Second, third and fourth in the series will take home an Audi R8 Experience, a Camaro Experience and a Single Seater respectively - all to take place at Dubai Autodrome. Prizes are also on the cards for the top three in the Masters category.

The four rounds of the 2014 Dubai Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge, which count towards the SWS Series world rankings, take place on 30 June, 7, 14 and 21 July. On each evening driver sign-on will begin at 20.15 pm, with first practice at 21.20 pm and the first of four heats scheduled to be flagged off at 21.50, with the Pre-final at 23.10 pm and Grand Final at 23.45 pm.

Kartdrome manager Ryan Trutch commented, "We are expecting a strong field of the top drivers in the country for the Kartdrome Ramadan Challenge. The new format is going to spice things up and make it tougher make it onto the podium. Energy UAE Kart Team and Tony Kart UAE have provided a couple of impressive, and valuable prizes, along with some great prizes supplied by Dubai Autodrome will no doubt be a sweetner for all four rounds."


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