FIA World Rallycross Abu Dhabi

Top Quote The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship will head to Abu Dhabi for the season opener following an agreement with promotors and the Yas Marina circuit. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2019 - The favourite festival of car and speed lovers is coming up on 5-6 April 2019 in Abu Dhabi, save your dates to experience the first competitive rallycross event ever to be conducted in the Middle East. Yas Marina Circuit inaugurated in 2009 is located on Yas Island which is about 30 minutes away from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    Paul Bellamy, SVP & Managing Director, Motorsports, IMG said: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Yas Marina Circuit, which enables us to bring rallycross to a part of the world the discipline has never visited before. The Middle East is renowned for its enthusiasm for motorsport, and there is no championship more exciting and action-packed than World RX. With so much planned both on and off-track, the Abu Dhabi weekend will be a high-octane weekend of fast drivers, even faster cars and major music acts – the perfect way to kick-start another thrilling season of World RX competition.”

    Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Yas Marina Circuit is proud of its long track record of hosting thrilling internationally acclaimed motorsport races that attract fans from across the globe to Abu Dhabi and we are delighted to welcome the FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP to the ‘Meeting Place of Champions. With the new season being bookended by major sporting events – the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX in November and the FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP in April – the 2018-19 events calendar promises to be our biggest to date and fully demonstrates that Yas Marina Circuit is ‘Always On’.”

    The opening round of the FIA World Rallycross is going to take place at Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 venue, the Yas Marina circuit as the first event of a long termed signed deal. Be the witness of this biggest inaugural event of FIA World Rallycross on 5th and 6th April 2019 and get your heart racing while you witness the iconic event from the North Grandstand that gives a full view of the Rallycross Circuit.

    Every visitor should expect a power packed weekend which will be full of action on the track, from cars speeding up from 0 to 60mph in less than two seconds. Experience those sharp turns, powerful drifting and adrenaline-charged jumps.

    With great outdoor seating, spectators can have a gala time watching cars competing at high speeds. This also includes weekend access to the World Rallycross Fanzone, karting and Yas Hot Laps and Public Pitlane Walk.

    Those who wish to experience it by getting seated closely. With the North Club seating, one can easily avoid those long queues of purchasing beverages and foods. You also get exclusive access to the informal space with your reserved seat. It also includes access to the Oasis entertainment area, general admission access to the after-race concerts, shaded grandstand, leadboard and many more things. This is ideal for those who want to enjoy access to a private beverage area, seated dining and the ones, who want an upgraded seating experience.

    Other than this, there will be plenty of activities to keep the spectators entertained off track. Throughout the day, there will be a live show of regional music. Also, a magnificent stage act is arranged on Friday evening. You don’t have to worry about your hunger; a food truck offering a wide variety of delicacies will be available where you can grab your favourite food and enjoy the long day while viewing other activities.

    Every car lover dreams to meet the world famous amazing Formula 1 drivers and here is a chance to meet the most popular drivers in person. No one can miss this rare opportunity of shaking hands with the amazing drivers. With the high energy and the urban vibes, one can easily forget the boredom and experience a day full of exhilarating action.

    Along with being a part of this reputed rallycross, the visitors get a chance to experience many other fun-filled exclusive activities. The Kartzone is open on the weekend and the gaming zone can also be a great option for more entertainment.

    The buyers of the World Rallycross ticket can get a chance of grabbing an X Parks Pass as well, which provides a three-day package with unrestricted access to any of the theme parks such as Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. These tickets bring loads of entertainment, which takes place in the Oasis area, actions on the track and the concerts happening after the race.

    For more information, visit Do not miss this great opportunity and make the most of your weekend by buying the tickets of the FIA World Rallycross Abu Dhabi .

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