ABU DHABI 4 April 2018: Yas Marina Circuit has announced that it will be introducing a brand-new Yas Drag Night event, the “Roll Racing Edition”, to encourage new and novice drag racers to get involved in this popular urban racing discipline.
Yas Drag Night “Roll Racing Edition will allow first-time or novice drivers the opportunity to test out their drag skills on Yas Marina Circuit’s purpose-built drag strip like never before.
The new format will see each racer line up at the start line before making their way down the drag strip with a rolling start at speeds of up to 20km per hour.
Only upon reaching the first gate they begin to accelerate harder (up to 60km/h), making the drag acceleration easier and less straining for the vehicle and tyres. Finally, when the lights go green, racers will go head to head down the drag strip!
Using the Circuit’s unique state-of-the-art timing system drivers will be able to monitor their times as they go.
Spectators and supporters of the rookie drivers are also welcome, with entry starting from AED35. Drivers must be over 18 and hold a valid driving licence but can use their own cars. You don’t need to be an expert racer to roll down the drag strip!
Budding racers: be aware that slots are limited so advance booking is highly recommended.
WHERE: Yas Marina Circuit, Custom-Built Drag Strip
WHEN: Available on the following dates:
Friday 13 April 2018 – 18:00 – 24:00
Friday 27 April 2018 – 18:00 – 24:00
Friday 11 May 2018 – 18:00 – 24:00
PRICE: AED 320 inclusive of VAT; Spectators AED 35
AGE: Drivers must be over 18 and hold a valid driving licence