As Round 5 of the Gulf ProCar series returns to Yas Marina Circuit for the fourth and final time this season, anticipation is high for a thrilling showdown on the renowned GP layout. After the last round saw teams navigating the North circuit’s 10 corners and 3.125 kilometres of speed, drivers are now set to tackle the longest configuration, known for its 1.2-kilometre straight, 21 challenging turns, and a total length of 5.554 kilometres.

With a shift to a different configuration, the dynamic of dominant teams and drivers could see a shuffle, adding an element of unpredictability to the competition.

 

Gulf ProCar’s previous round took place on the shorter North track layout at Yas Marina Circuit, following a three-week break since the New Year.

Round 4 saw Dragon Racing stable mates Khaled Al Marzouq and Masoud Jaberian showcase their skills in Class 2 with the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. Khaled dominated the weekend with victories in Free Practice, Qualifying, and Race 1. However, Race 2 saw him penalised, opening the door for Masoud to claim victory.

Class 3 featured a fierce GT4 competition between Keith Gatehouse in the Mercedes AMG GT4 (GPM Racing) and Ryan Jurgensen in the McLaren 570S (Greystone GT). Keith’s consistent performance kept him ahead in both the class and overall championship standings, while Ryan closed in during the weekend.

Class 4 witnessed an intense battle among Toyota GT86 drivers, including Ahmed Al Khaja, Aiman Sadat (Rowe Oil Trackdays), Avik Anwar (DNA Racing Team), and Krishna Redy Pasil (RKC – Autotech Honda EP3). Ricky Coomber claimed victory in Race 1, but delays postponed his entry for Race 2. Aiman won the battle against Ahmed, and Race 2 saw Avik securing second place in his spare car, while Ahmed and Aiman engaged in a fierce battle with spinning cars.

Some drivers faced time deletions in qualifying due to track limit infringements, showcasing the challenges of Yas Marina Circuit’s shorter North track layout.

 

The weekend highlighted the intense rivalry between Khaled and Masoud in Class 2, Keith’s consistent performance in Class 3, and the fierce battles in Class 4, providing spectators with a riveting motorsport spectacle.

 

Looking ahead to Round 5, fans can expect intense battles along the iconic GP Yas Marina Circuit.

 

Round 5:

Saturday 20th:

  • 11:35 Qualifying
  • 16:35 Race 1
  • 22:00 Race 2

All times are in local time (GMT +04).

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